NYSE:GIS - General Mills Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$38.48 -1.25 (-3.15 %)
(As of 12/9/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$38.48
Today's Range$38.17 - $39.70
52-Week Range$38.17 - $60.69
Volume10.22 million shs
Average Volume4.88 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.94 billion
P/E Ratio12.37
Dividend Yield5.09%
General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods worldwide. The company operates in five segments: North America Retail; Convenience Stores & Foodservice; Europe & Australia; Asia & Latin America; and Pet. It offers ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, soup, meal kits, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, grain, fruit, and savory snacks, as well as organic products, including refrigerated yogurt, nutrition bars, meal kits, salty snacks, ready-to-eat cereal, and grain snacks. It also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the North American foodservice and commercial baking industries; and manufactures and markets pet food products, including dog and cat food. The company markets its products under the Annie's, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Blue Buffalo, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom, BLUE Wilderness, Bugles, Cascadian Farm, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, EPIC, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto's, Go-Gurt, Gold Medal, Golden Grahams, Häagen-Dazs, Helpers, Jeno's, Jus-Rol, Kitano, Kix, La Salteña, Lärabar, Latina, Liberté, Lucky Charms, Muir Glen, Nature Valley, Oatmeal Crisp, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Progresso, Raisin Nut Bran, Total, Totino's, Trix, Wanchai Ferry, Wheaties, Yoki, and Yoplait trademarks. General Mills sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, e-commerce retailers, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, convenience stores, and pet specialty stores, as well as drug, dollar, and discount chains. It operates 507 leased and 372 franchise branded ice cream parlors. The company was founded in 1866 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Grain mill products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples
Current SymbolNYSE:GIS
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.93
Current Ratio0.58
Quick Ratio0.35


Trailing P/E Ratio12.37
Forward P/E Ratio12.53
P/E Growth1.62

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.74 billion
Price / Sales1.46
Cash Flow$4.1023 per share
Price / Cash Flow9.38
Book Value$10.94 per share
Price / Book3.52


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.11
Net Income$2.13 billion
Net Margins13.19%
Return on Equity31.84%
Return on Assets6.93%


Outstanding Shares596,230,000
Market Cap$22.94 billion

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Frequently Asked Questions

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 10th will be given a dividend of $0.49 per share on Friday, February 1st. This represents a $1.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 9th. View General Mills' Dividend History.

How will General Mills' stock buyback program work?

General Mills declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Monday, February 26th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were General Mills' earnings last quarter?

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, September, 18th. The company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.07. The business earned $4.09 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.12 billion. General Mills had a net margin of 13.19% and a return on equity of 31.84%. General Mills's revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. View General Mills' Earnings History.

When is General Mills' next earnings date?

General Mills is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December 19th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for General Mills.

How can I listen to General Mills' earnings call?

General Mills will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, December 19th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for GIS?

20 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for General Mills' stock. Their predictions range from $44.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect General Mills' share price to reach $49.5625 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 28.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for General Mills.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for General Mills?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for General Mills in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 15 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for General Mills.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about General Mills stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about General Mills stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "General Mills, which has outpaced the industry in the past three months is on track to restructure its U.S. Yogurt category through fundamental innovation. Well, the company has been struggling with its U.S. Yogurt sales for the past few quarters. Also, General Mills remains committed toward reshaping its portfolio, evident from its buyout of Blue Buffalo. These factors along with strong e-commerce business and savings from HMM initiatives should continue to fuel the company that posted robust fourth-quarter fiscal 2018 results. Both top and bottom lines rose year over year and organic sales gained from net price realization and mix. In fiscal 2019, management expects net sales to rise 9-10%. However, the company is battling input cost inflation, which is likely to linger going forward. Evidently, the company expects input cost inflation of 5% in fiscal 2019, a point greater than the fiscal 2018 level." (9/6/2018)
  • 2. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "On a like-for-like basis (excl. $0.79 was 3c or 4% above our estimate and 8c or 11% above consensus. Profitability during the qtr was significantly better than expected, particularly at the gross profit level which was encouraging given recent inflationary pressures. FY19 guidance was set ~2% below consensus (at the midpoint), including a 4c or ~1% drag related to BUFF." (6/27/2018)

Has General Mills been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about GIS stock has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. General Mills earned a news impact score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of General Mills' key competitors?

Some companies that are related to General Mills include Kellogg (K), Ingredion (INGR), Post (POST), Freshpet (FRPT), RiceBran Technologies (RIBT) and Z-Trim (FBER).

Who are General Mills' key executives?

General Mills' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jeffrey L. Harmening, Chairman, CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Donal Leo Mulligan, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Richard C. Allendorf, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 57)
  • Mr. John R. Church, Chief Supply Chain Officer & Global Bus. Solutions Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Jonathon J. Nudi, Group Pres of North America Retail (Age 48)

Who are General Mills' major shareholders?

General Mills' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.41%), BlackRock Inc. (6.69%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.82%), American International Group Inc. (1.55%), Capital World Investors (1.32%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.15%). Company insiders that own General Mills stock include Bethany C Quam, Heidi Miller, Jacqueline Williams-Roll, Jeffrey L Harmening, Jeffrey Rohit Sundar, Jonathon Nudi, Kofi A Bruce, Maria Sastre, Peter C Erickson, Robert L Ryan and Shawn P Ogrady. View Institutional Ownership Trends for General Mills.

Which major investors are selling General Mills stock?

GIS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schroder Investment Management Group, BlackRock Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp and Flossbach Von Storch AG. Company insiders that have sold General Mills company stock in the last year include Bethany C Quam, Heidi Miller, Jacqueline Williams-Roll, Jonathon Nudi, Kofi A Bruce, Peter C Erickson and Shawn P Ogrady. View Insider Buying and Selling for General Mills.

Which major investors are buying General Mills stock?

GIS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Capital World Investors, First Trust Advisors LP, FMR LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have bought General Mills stock in the last two years include Jeffrey L Harmening, Jeffrey Rohit Sundar, Jonathon Nudi and Maria Sastre. View Insider Buying and Selling for General Mills.

How do I buy shares of General Mills?

Shares of GIS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is General Mills' stock price today?

One share of GIS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $38.48.

How big of a company is General Mills?

General Mills has a market capitalization of $22.94 billion and generates $15.74 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $2.13 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.11 on an earnings per share basis. General Mills employs 40,000 workers across the globe.

What is General Mills' official website?

The official website for General Mills is http://www.generalmills.com.

How can I contact General Mills?

General Mills' mailing address is NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN, 55440. The company can be reached via phone at 763-764-7600 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for General Mills (NYSE GIS)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  499 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  718 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,217
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about General Mills and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe GIS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe GIS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/9/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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