General Mills' sales rise 2.3 percent

General Mills' sales rise 2.3 percent

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on GIS shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered General Mills from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st.

Shares of General Mills were last seen down over 9% at $45.33, with a consensus analyst price target of $57.28 and a 52-week trading range of $44.79 to $60.69. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded General Mills from an "underweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $63.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Edward Jones restated a hold rating on shares of General Mills in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Societe Generale downgraded General Mills from a buy rating to a hold rating and cut their target price for the stock from $52.98 to $48.00 in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Zacks Investment Research now has $58.00 price target on the stock. According to today's trading volume General Mills, ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. 6,436,721 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,393,504. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79. The stock has a market cap of $28,571.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.29, a PEG ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.72. General Mills has a fifty-two week low of $49.65 and a fifty-two week high of $61.15.

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) touched its 1-Year High price of $60.75 on 01/25/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $49.65 on 11/07/17.

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.82 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.82. The return on assets stands at 7.3%, Return on Equity now is 38.8% and the Return on Investment value is 13.8%.

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Revenue climbed to $3.88 billion from $3.79 billion, but the performance was slightly below the $3.89 billion in revenue analysts surveyed by Zacks forecast. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.85 EPS. The same period of previous year reportedly had EPS of $0.72 and $3.78 billion in revenue. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 10th will be given a $0.49 dividend. Kellogg crashed 4%. Kraft Heinz lost 1.55%, hitting its worst levels since August 2015, while Campbell Soup sank 3% to a 4-year low. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 9th. Rising prices for shipping, oil and other commodities are putting the squeeze on Cheerios and Wheaties owner General Mills. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

In other news, insider Bethany C. Quam sold 8,712 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 9th.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 36,089 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,143,686.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Advisor Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of General Mills by 7.4% in the third quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 171,673 shares of the company's stock worth $10,178,000 after purchasing an additional 33,688 shares during the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust boosted its stake in General Mills by 322.7% during the third quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands bought a new stake in shares of General Mills in the third quarter worth $3,364,000.

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