Stocks in news: Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ), United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM), Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:GEOS), Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI), Unilever (NYSE:UN)

Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) announced a cash dividend. Payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased MDLZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.14% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $37.63, the dividend yield is 1.59%. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) in last trading activity decreased -1.11% to close at $37.34. Company weekly performance is 0.11% while its quarterly performance stands at 9.18%. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is -5.28% away from its 52 week high.

On 23 December United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) announced that it is launching its’ own “self-installed” solution called the OnLook Digital System. According to a statement, OnLook, which is available for purchase within the company’s Iowa and Tulsa, Okla., markets, can be managed using a smartphone, tablet or computer. On last trading day United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) increased 6.24% to close at $40.52. Its volatility for the week is 2.95% while volatility for the month is 2.80%. USM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -1.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 34.10%. United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) monthly performance is 6.74%.

Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:GEOS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $49.60. On last trading day Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:GEOS) increased 2.73% to close at $27.46. Its volatility for the week is 6.38% while volatility for the month is 7.36%. GEOS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 20.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 82.20%. Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:GEOS) monthly performance is -2.87%.

On 15 December Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASDAQ:BBSI) has reached an agreement in principle on a new credit facility with Wells Fargo, its principal bank. Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASDAQ:BBSI) has 2.20% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 88.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $28.49.

On 22 December Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) announced the purchase of the Camay brand globally and the Zest brand outside of North America and the Caribbean from The Procter & Gamble Company. The brands had a turnover of $225 million in the last fiscal year. The transaction, for an undisclosed amount, is expected to close during the first half of 2015 subject to necessary regulatory approvals. On Monday shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) closed at $39.79. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 4.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 5.50%.

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