General Mills Company Profile (NYSE:GIS)

About General Mills

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
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: GIS
  • CUSIP: 37033410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $60.78
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $61.88
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $63.72
  • 52-Week Range: $58.66 - $72.95
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.70
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.36
  • P/E Growth: 3.00
  • Market Cap: $35.25B
  • Outstanding Shares: 580,011,000
  • Beta: 0.56
  • 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%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for General Mills (NYSE:GIS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.06)
Consensus Price Target: $66.44 (9.31% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/15/2017Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageHold$61.00View Rating Details
2/2/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$65.00View Rating Details
12/27/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
12/21/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight$66.00 -> $64.00View Rating Details
12/15/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$73.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details
12/15/2016RBC Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$73.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details
9/27/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$70.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$74.00View Rating Details
9/20/2016Consumer EdgeDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
7/17/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/15/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$76.00 -> $83.00View Rating Details
7/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSell$60.00 -> $61.00View Rating Details
7/14/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/28/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingHold$59.00View Rating Details
4/8/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$66.00View Rating Details
3/25/2016Sanford C. BernsteinBoost Price Target$61.00 -> $62.00View Rating Details
3/24/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetNeutral$58.00 -> $63.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
12/20/2016Q217$0.86$0.85$4.23 billion$4.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/21/2016Q117$0.75$0.78$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$4.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/22/2015Q116$0.69$0.79$4.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/1/2015Q415$0.71$0.75$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$0.77$0.80$4.78 billion$4.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/17/2014Q115$0.69$0.61$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: $3.07 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.31 EPS


Current Dividend Information for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Annual Dividend:$1.92
Dividend Yield:3.16%
Dividend Growth:9.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:71.64% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
62.54% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
58.01% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for General Mills (NYSE:GIS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.77%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


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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 Wednesday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share on Wednesday, February 1st. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 6th.

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

16 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for General Mills' stock. Their predictions range from $59.00 to $83.00. On average, they anticipate General Mills' share price to reach $66.44 in the next year.

When will General Mills announce their earnings?

General Mills is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March, 21st 2017.

Who owns General Mills stock?

General Mills' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (6.31%), Janus Capital Management LLC (0.66%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (0.52%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (0.47%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (0.40%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (0.25%). Company insiders that own General Mills stock include Brillembourg Hilda Ochoa, Donal L Mulligan, Dorothy A Terrell, Jeffrey L Harmening, Jerald A Young, John R Church, Kimberly A Nelson, Michael D Rose, Paul Danos, Peter C Erickson, Richards Judith Hope and Robert L Ryan.

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 AQR Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, FMR LLC, Gabelli Funds LLC, I.G. Investment Management LTD., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and New York State Teachers Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold General Mills stock in the last year include Donal L Mulligan, Dorothy A Terrell, Jeffrey L Harmening, Jerald A Young, John R Church, Kimberly A Nelson, Michael D Rose, Paul Danos, Peter C Erickson and Robert L Ryan.

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

General Mills' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Westwood Holdings Group Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Congress Asset Management Co. MA and Summit Global Investments.

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 $60.78.

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Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by Staff