General Mills Company Profile (NYSE:GIS)

About General Mills (NYSE:GIS)

General Mills logoGeneral Mills, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The Company is a supplier of branded and unbranded food products to the North American foodservice and commercial baking industries. The Company has three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. Its products are marketed under various brands, which include Annie's and Betty Crocker. The Company's U.S. Retail segment reflects business with a range of grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, drug, dollar and discount chains, and e-commerce grocery providers operating throughout the United States. The International segment consists of retail and foodservice businesses outside of the United States. The Convenience Stores and Foodservice segment's product categories include ready-to-eat cereals, snacks, refrigerated yogurt, frozen meals, unbaked and fully baked frozen dough products, and baking mixes.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Processed & Packaged Goods
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Symbol: NYSE:GIS
  • CUSIP: 37033410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $32.74 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 576,135,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $57.05
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $60.30
  • 52 Week Range: $55.57 - $72.95
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.06
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.59
  • P/E Growth: 3.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $15.74 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.08
  • Book Value: $7.05 per share
  • Price / Book: 8.06
  • Annual Dividend: $1.92
  • Dividend Yield: 3.4%
  • EBIDTA: $3.41 billion
  • Net Margins: 10.23%
  • Return on Equity: 35.10%
  • Return on Assets: 8.24%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.45%
  • Current Ratio: 0.66%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.41%
  • Average Volume: 3.46 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.56
  • Short Ratio: 3.14

Frequently Asked Questions for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)

What is General Mills' stock symbol?

General Mills trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GIS."

How often does General Mills pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for General Mills?

General Mills declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, March 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 10th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share on Monday, May 1st. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 6th. View General Mills' Dividend History.

How were General Mills' earnings last quarter?

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March, 21st. The company reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.01. The business earned $3.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.82 billion. General Mills had a return on equity of 35.10% and a net margin of 10.23%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.65 EPS. View General Mills' Earnings History.

When will General Mills make its next earnings announcement?

General Mills is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, June, 27th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for General Mills.

What guidance has General Mills issued on next quarter's earnings?

General Mills issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, March, 21st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.07-3.12 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.06.

Where is General Mills' stock going? Where will General Mills' stock price be in 2017?

17 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for General Mills' stock. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $83.00. On average, they expect General Mills' share price to reach $63.64 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for General Mills.

What are analysts saying about General Mills stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about General Mills stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Sales and profits at General Mills’ North America Retail segment, contributing 66% to its sales, have been soft due to lower demand amid changing consumer food preferences. Moreover, the U.S. cereal category has been declining in the recent years, with net sales decreasing 3% in the first nine months of fiscal 2017. Organically, sales growth is expected to drop approximately 4% in fiscal 2017, primarily due to a widening gap between the company's level of promotional activity and that of competitors in the U.S. yogurt and soup categories. Though General Mills is focused on innovation, marketing initiatives and restructuring savings, we believe a material improvement will take time. The company’s shares have also underperformed the Zacks categorized Food-Miscellaneous/Diversified industry year-to-date." (5/24/2017)
  • 2. Royal Bank of Canada analysts commented, " We are maintaining our FY17e EPS (ending May) but trimming FY18e sales and EPS estimates. This reflects a combination of: 1) sluggish demand as a result of fresh food deflation; and 2) higher promotion spending to defend against recent private label encroachment. While the drag from fresh food deflation should ease by F2H18, we will be watching how effective'and expensive'the company's adjustments prove to be." (3/22/2017)

Who are some of General Mills' key competitors?

Who owns General Mills stock?

General Mills' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (6.84%), State Street Corp (6.35%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.24%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.92%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.58%) and Morgan Stanley (1.22%). Company insiders that own General Mills stock include Donal L Mulligan, Dorothy A Terrell, Jeffrey L Harmening, Jerald A Young, John R Church, Jonathon Nudi, Kimberly A Nelson, Michael D Rose, Paul Danos, Peter C Erickson and Robert L Ryan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for General Mills.

Who sold General Mills stock? Who is selling General Mills stock?

General Mills' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Sawgrass Asset Management LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold General Mills stock in the last year include Dorothy A Terrell, Jeffrey L Harmening, Jerald A Young, John R Church, Michael D Rose, Paul Danos, Peter C Erickson and Robert L Ryan. View Insider Buying and Selling for General Mills.

Who bought General Mills stock? Who is buying General Mills stock?

General Mills' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Swiss National Bank, Honeywell International Inc. and Karp Capital Management Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for General Mills.

How do I buy General Mills stock?

Shares of General Mills can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of General Mills stock cost?

One share of General Mills stock can currently be purchased for approximately $56.83.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for General Mills (NYSE:GIS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Sell Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.88)
Consensus Price Target: $63.64 (11.99% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/24/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageUnderweight -> Underweight$57.00LowView Rating Details
5/19/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingNeutral$65.00 -> $56.00LowView Rating Details
4/24/2017Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price TargetHold$65.00LowView Rating Details
3/23/2017ArgusReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
3/22/2017Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> Hold$67.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
3/22/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$67.00LowView Rating Details
3/21/2017Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$52.00MediumView Rating Details
2/15/2017Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageHold$61.00N/AView Rating Details
12/27/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
12/21/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight$66.00 -> $64.00N/AView Rating Details
9/27/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$70.00N/AView Rating Details
9/20/2016Consumer EdgeDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
7/17/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
7/15/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuy$76.00 -> $83.00N/AView Rating Details
7/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingSell$60.00 -> $61.00N/AView Rating Details
7/14/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/28/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingHold$59.00N/AView Rating Details
3/24/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$58.00 -> $63.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Earnings by Quarter for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Earnings History by Quarter for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/21/2017Q3 2017$0.71$0.72$3.82 billion$3.79 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/20/2016Q217$0.86$0.85$4.23 billion$4.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/21/2016Q117$0.75$0.78$3.90 billion$3.91 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/29/2016Q416$0.60$0.66$3.86 billion$3.93 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/23/2016Q316$0.62$0.65$4.09 billion$4.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/17/2015Q216$0.83$0.82$4.57 billion$4.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/22/2015Q116$0.69$0.79$4.23 billion$4.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/1/2015Q415$0.71$0.75$4.52 billion$4.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/18/2015Q315$0.67$0.70$4.35 billion$4.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/17/2014Q215$0.76$0.80$4.78 billion$4.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/17/2014Q115$0.69$0.61$4.42 billion$4.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/25/2014Q414$0.72$0.67$4.42 billion$4.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/19/2014Q314$0.65$0.62$4.41 billion$4.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/18/2013Q2$0.88$0.83$4.95 billion$4.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/18/2013Q1 2014$0.70$0.70$4.30 billion$4.37 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/26/2013Q4 2013$0.53$0.53$4.32 billion$4.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/20/2013Q3 2013$0.57$0.64$4.36 billion$4.43 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/19/2012Q2 2013$0.79$0.86$4.88 billion$4.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/19/2012Q113$0.63$0.66$4.09 billion$4.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/27/2012$0.59$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/21/2012$0.55$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/20/2011$0.79$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/21/2011$0.62$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/23/2011$0.56$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/16/2010$0.78$0.76$4.11 billion$4.07 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.06 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.23 EPS


Current Dividend Information for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Most Recent Dividend:5/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.92
Dividend Yield:3.38%
Dividend Growth:9.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:71.64% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
62.75% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
59.44% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)

Dividend History by Quarter for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.77%
Insider Trades by Quarter for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/12/2017Jonathon NudiInsiderBuy1,800$57.45$103,410.00View SEC Filing  
1/11/2017Robert L RyanDirectorSell20,000$60.83$1,216,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Michael D RoseDirectorSell10,000$71.11$711,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016John R ChurchInsiderSell99,373$71.17$7,072,376.41View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Jeffrey L HarmeningCOOSell33,150$71.05$2,355,307.50View SEC Filing  
7/15/2016Jerald A YoungVPSell27,890$72.03$2,008,916.70View SEC Filing  
7/6/2016Michael D RoseDirectorSell10,000$72.32$723,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Dorothy A TerrellDirectorSell13,556$71.70$971,965.20View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Peter C EricksonEVPSell83,850$71.90$6,028,815.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2016Paul DanosDirectorSell20,000$71.53$1,430,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Donal L MulliganEVPSell45,968$64.50$2,964,936.00View SEC Filing  
4/5/2016Dorothy A TerrellDirectorSell10,280$64.51$663,162.80View SEC Filing  
4/4/2016John R ChurchEVPSell78,673$64.58$5,080,702.34View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Kimberly A NelsonSVPSell83,850$61.80$5,181,930.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Jerald A. YoungVPSell8,080$57.62$465,569.60View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Peter C EricksonEVPSell60,000$59.34$3,560,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/21/2015Donal L MulliganEVPSell12,000$57.38$688,560.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2015Michael D RoseDirectorSell20,000$56.68$1,133,600.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2015John R ChurchEVPSell7,250$55.60$403,100.00View SEC Filing  
4/7/2015Brillembourg Hilda OchoaDirectorSell60,000$56.27$3,376,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/7/2015Kimberly A NelsonSVPSell14,900$56.20$837,380.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2015Richards Judith HopeDirectorSell10,000$56.55$565,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Paul DanosDirectorSell20,000$55.03$1,100,600.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2015Jeffrey L HarmeningEVPSell30,876$55.18$1,703,737.68View SEC Filing  
1/27/2015Jerald A YoungVPSell15,000$54.36$815,400.00View SEC Filing  
1/14/2015Dorothy A TerrellDirectorSell11,398$52.42$597,483.16View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014Peter C EricksonEVPSell26,400$53.96$1,424,544.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014Jerald A YoungVPSell6,800$50.96$346,528.00View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014William T EsreyDirectorSell20,000$50.80$1,016,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/24/2014Stephen A OdlandDirectorSell20,000$52.94$1,058,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2014Paul DanosDirectorSell3,000$52.06$156,180.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Paul DanosDirectorSell10,000$55.00$550,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2014Brillembourg Hilda OchoaDirectorSell16,289$51.31$835,788.59View SEC Filing  
4/9/2014Kimberly NelsonSVPSell52,201$51.21$2,673,213.21View SEC Filing  
4/7/2014Richards Judith HopeDirectorSell10,000$52.15$521,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014John ChurchEVPSell134,912$51.10$6,894,003.20View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013Peter C EricksonEVPSell26,400$50.00$1,320,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013Peter C EricksonEVPSell6,000$50.00$300,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Paul DanosDirectorSell10,000$52.00$520,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Y Marc BeltonEVPSell91,008$50.65$4,609,555.20View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Richards Judith HopeDirectorSell10,526$50.06$526,931.56View SEC Filing  
10/4/2012Brillembourg Hilda OchoaDirectorSell25,976$40.35$1,048,131.60View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Latest Headlines for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
DateHeadline logoAnalyst Reports for Alphabet, Morgan Stanley, Abbott & Others - May 24 at 5:17 PM logo4 Reasons Hormel Foods Is a Better Dividend Stock Than General Mills - May 24 at 5:17 PM logoGeneral Mills, Inc. (GIS) Coverage Initiated at Piper Jaffray Companies - May 24 at 5:16 PM logo'Food revolution': megabrands turn to small start-ups for big ideas - May 24 at 11:57 AM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades General Mills, Inc. (GIS) to Sell - May 24 at 10:28 AM logoHow does General Mills pick the next Wheaties cereal box cover? (Photos) - May 23 at 5:05 PM logoNine of 10 top yogurt brands grew last year. Guess who owns the one that didn't? - May 23 at 11:45 AM logoTraders Purchase Large Volume of General Mills Put Options (GIS) - May 22 at 5:58 PM logoHow to Win a Box of Marshmallow-Only Lucky Charms - May 22 at 5:01 PM logoA Brief History of General Mills' Yoplait - May 22 at 11:18 AM logoGeneral Mills, Inc. (GIS) Earns Neutral Rating from Credit Suisse Group AG - May 20 at 9:00 AM logoCramer's lightning round: It's OK to own this stock — as long as you're diversified - May 19 at 7:53 AM logoGeneral Mills Is Fairly Valued - Seeking Alpha - May 17 at 5:24 PM logo5 Top Dividend Stocks in Packaged Foods - May 17 at 10:30 AM logo3 Top Packaged Foods Companies to Buy in 2017 - May 16 at 2:47 PM logoGeneral Mills, Inc. (GIS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - May 12 at 12:50 PM logoGeneral Mills' Correction Has Probably Run Its Course - May 10 at 5:35 PM logoGeneral Mills: A De-Risked Bet - Seeking Alpha - May 8 at 8:27 AM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.75 Billion - May 7 at 9:22 AM logoInvestors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on General Mills (GIS) - May 7 at 7:28 AM logoWill Analysts Change Their Outlook on KHC Post-1Q17? - May 5 at 5:36 PM logo Analysts Anticipate General Mills, Inc. (GIS) to Post $0.72 EPS - May 5 at 8:52 AM logoWall Street's M&A Chatter From May 4: General Mills, Brookdale Senior Living, Allergan-Paratek - May 5 at 7:43 AM logoGeneral Mills Surrenders Partial Gains After Takeover Rumor Squashed - May 5 at 3:37 AM logoGeneral Mills shares leap on takeover talk — but it's just talk - May 4 at 10:36 PM logoGeneral Mills jumps 7% on takeover report but eases as buzz gets shot down - May 4 at 5:36 PM logoHere are all the brands in the world that could be affected by a General Mills deal - May 4 at 5:36 PM logoIn One Chart: Here are all the brands in the world that could be affected by a General Mills deal - May 4 at 5:30 PM logoGeneral Mills, Inc. (GIS) Stock Pops on Takeover Talk - May 4 at 2:16 PM logoGeneral Mills names Jeff Harmening CEO - MarketWatch - May 4 at 12:09 PM logoGeneral Mills Surrenders Partial Gains After Takeover Rumor Squashed - Benzinga - May 4 at 12:09 PM logoGeneral Mills Rises as Investors See Change on the Way as CEO Plans Departure - May 4 at 12:09 PM logoInvestors Hungry for Change are Gobbling up Food Stocks - May 4 at 12:09 PM logoUPDATE: General Mills shares surge on takeover chatter - May 4 at 12:09 PM logoRumor rally for General Mills - May 4 at 11:12 AM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Very Likely to Impact General Mills (GIS) Share Price - May 3 at 8:54 PM logoJeff Harmening Named Chief Executive Officer of General Mills - May 3 at 5:13 PM logoGeneral Mills promotes COO Harmening to chief executive - May 3 at 5:13 PM logoGeneral Mills names Jeff Harmening CEO - May 3 at 5:13 PM logoGeneral Mills Names Jeffery Harmening New CEO - May 3 at 5:13 PM logo[$$] General Mills Operating Chief to Become CEO - May 3 at 5:13 PM logoGeneral Mills announces new CEO Jeff Harmening - May 3 at 5:13 PM logoGeneral Mills promotes COO to top job - May 3 at 11:25 AM logoGeneral Mills names new CEO - May 3 at 10:21 AM logoInvestors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on General Mills (GIS) - May 3 at 7:10 AM logoGeneral Mills, Inc. (GIS) Downgraded by Vetr Inc. - May 3 at 1:09 AM logoGeneral Mills, Inc. (GIS) Rating Lowered to Hold at Vetr Inc. - May 3 at 1:07 AM logoNoteworthy Monday Option Activity: GIS, AMD, IBM - May 1 at 5:11 PM logoFavorable Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact General Mills (GIS) Share Price - April 30 at 10:51 AM logo[$$] Trump cuts through the thickets of Obama's rules - April 28 at 6:29 PM



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