StockCall Study on Mondelez Intl., Cosan, Hershey, Adecoagro, and Chiquita Brands Intl.
LONDON, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Emerging markets have been the key growth drivers for consumer goods companies. For confectioners such as Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ), Cosan Ltd. (NYSE: CZZ), and Hershey Co. (NYSE: HSY) as well as farm product companies such as Adecoagro SA (NYSE: AGRO), and Chiquita Brands International Inc. (NYSE: CQB), the key growth driver in recent years has been emerging markets. Rising income levels in these countries has boosted demand for food and the trend is expected to continue as emerging markets continue to grow. On Thursday, consumer goods stocks ended on a mixed note even as the broad market edged higher. StockCall free coverage on MDLZ, CZZ, HSY, AGRO, and CQB is available upon registration at
Shares of Mondelez International Inc. slipped on Thursday; however, the losses were limited. The stock closed 0.05% lower at $30.27 after touching an intra-day low of $30.22. Mondelez International Inc.'s shares have fallen more than 1.30% in the last three trading sessions. Mondelez's shares have struggled in the last two days after seeing a series of highs in the previous week. The stock has gained more than 20% in so far 2013, outperforming the broad market. The company's shares are currently trading well above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Download the free technical research on MDLZ by signing up at
Shares of Cosan Ltd. edged lower on Thursday. The stock closed 0.52% lower at $19.10 after trading between $19.09 and $19.34. In the last three sessions, Cosan's shares have fallen more than 1.60%. Despite the losses this week, the stock is still up more than 10.30% for the year. The company's shares have recently slipped below their 50-day moving average, which is a bearish signal. The negative trend is further confirmed by the stock's MACD chart. Register now and get access to the free analysis on CZZ at
Shares of confectioner Hershey Co. also ended marginally lower in Thursday's trading session. The stock closed 0.08% lower at $85.78 after trading between $85.55 and $86.41. In the last three sessions, Hershey Co. shares have fallen more than 1.40%. Shares of HSY have had an excellent run thus far in this year. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 19%, outperforming the S&P 500. However, the stock's MACD has just crossed below the signal line, which indicates that market sentiment has turned bearish on the stock. Sign up and read the complimentary report on HSY at
Shares of Adecoagro SA were among the major gainers in the consumer goods sector in Thursday's trading session. The stock ended the day 2.15% higher at $7.59 after touching an intra-day high of $7.61. Despite posting significant gains yesterday, Adecoagro's shares are still down 0.13% in the last three sessions. The stock rebounded on Thursday after seeing a series of lower lows in the past two weeks. Year-to-date, the stock is down 10.50%, underperforming the S&P 500. The company's shares are currently trading more than 30% below their 52-week high. The free report on AGRO can be downloaded by signing up now at
Shares of Chiquita Brands International Inc. also edged higher in yesterday's trading session. The stock ended the day 0.79% higher at $7.61 after touching an intra-day high of $7.64. Chiquita Brands' shares have had an excellent run over the past one month, gaining nearly 24%. However, year-to-date, the stock is still down more than 7.70%. The stock is currently trading well above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's MACD, however, has just crossed below the signal line, which indicates that market sentiment has turned bearish on the stock. It currently has support at around $7.40 and faces resistance at around $8. Free report on CQB can be accessed by registering at
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