NYSE:GIS - General Mills Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $50.74 +0.70 (+1.40 %) (As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$50.74Today's Range$50.19 - $50.9852-Week Range$36.42 - $50.98Volume5.31 million shsAverage Volume5.08 million shsMarket Capitalization$30.28 billionP/E Ratio16.32Dividend Yield3.92%Beta0.77 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive GIS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for GIS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Grain mill products Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNYSE:GIS Previous Symbol CUSIP37033410 CIK40704 Webwww.generalmills.com Phone763-764-7600Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.61 Current Ratio0.55 Quick Ratio0.36Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.32 Forward P/E Ratio16.26 P/E Growth2.13 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$15.74 billion Price / Sales1.92 Cash Flow$4.3110 per share Price / Cash Flow11.77 Book Value$12.15 per share Price / Book4.18Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.11 Net Income$2.13 billion Net Margins9.26% Return on Equity28.11% Return on Assets6.30%Miscellaneous Employees40,000 Outstanding Shares596,749,000Market Cap$30.28 billion Next Earnings Date6/26/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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, February 5th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 10th will be given a dividend of $0.49 per share on Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a $1.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.86%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 9th. View General Mills' Dividend History. How will General Mills' stock buyback program work? General Mills declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Monday, February 26th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase 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. How were General Mills' earnings last quarter? General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March, 20th. The company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $4.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.21 billion. General Mills had a net margin of 9.26% and a return on equity of 28.11%. The company's revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.79 earnings per share. 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, June 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for General Mills. What guidance has General Mills issued on next quarter's earnings? General Mills issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.11-3.14 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.07. The company issued revenue guidance of $17.157-17.157 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $16.97 billion. What price target have analysts set for GIS? 18 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for General Mills' shares. Their predictions range from $37.59 to $60.00. On average, they expect General Mills' stock price to reach $49.7994 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.9%. View Analyst Price Targets for General Mills. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for General Mills? 18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for General Mills in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings, 6 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating 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. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "3Q sales, GP, EBIT and EPS beat significantly, driven entirely by better base business performance. In the quarter, price/mix and organic sales growth accelerated, gross margins expanded, and SG&A was leveraged, dispelling the bear thesis on most fronts. Negatives were Pet margins did not show sequential improvement, organic sales growth is expected to be at low end of guidance range & 4Q EBIT/EPS guidance is set below JEF/Street." (3/20/2019) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "General Mills is taking aggressive initiatives to reinvigorate its U.S. Yogurt business through innovation and promotional support, and is also witnessing improved trends on this front. Also, the company remains committed toward reshaping its portfolio, evident from Blue Buffalo’s buyout. These factors along with strong e-commerce business and HMM savings should continue aiding the company, which saw both the top and the bottom lines grow in first-quarter fiscal 2019. Well, we expect General Mills’ cost-saving and sales-driving efforts to help uplift the stock that has dipped in the past three months. General Mills is battling input cost inflation. Unfortunately, the company expects input cost inflation of 5% in fiscal 2019, a point greater than the fiscal 2018 level. The company is struggling with soft North American retail sales, with weakness in the priority U.S. Yogurt category being a major hurdle." (12/10/2018) Has General Mills been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about GIS stock have trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. General Mills earned a news impact score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of General Mills' key competitors? Some companies that are related to General Mills include Kellogg (K), Post (POST), Ingredion (INGR), Freshpet (FRPT), RiceBran Technologies (RIBT) and Z-Trim (FBER). What other stocks do shareholders of General Mills own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other General Mills investors own include AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), General Electric (GE), Procter & Gamble (PG), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Pfizer (PFE), Intel (INTC), Chevron (CVX) and The Coca-Cola (KO). Who are General Mills' key executives? General Mills' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jeffrey L. Harmening, Chairman & CEO (Age 52)Mr. Donal Leo Mulligan, Chief Financial Officer (Age 58)Mr. Richard C. Allendorf, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 58)Mr. John R. Church, Chief Supply Chain Officer & Global Bus. Solutions Officer (Age 53)Mr. Jonathon J. Nudi, Group Pres of North America Retail (Age 49) Who are General Mills' major shareholders? General Mills' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.86%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.20%), American International Group Inc. (1.62%), Northern Trust Corp (1.24%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.21%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.06%). Company insiders that own General Mills stock include Bethany C Quam, Donal L Mulligan, Heidi Miller, Jacqueline Williams-Roll, Jeffrey L Harmening, Jeffrey Rohit Sundar, Jonathon Nudi, Kofi A Bruce, Maria Sastre, Peter C Erickson, R Kerry Clark 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 Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Retirement Systems of Alabama, CWM LLC, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC and Avalon Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold General Mills company stock in the last year include Donal L Mulligan, Heidi Miller, Jacqueline Williams-Roll, Jonathon Nudi, Kofi A Bruce, Peter C Erickson, R Kerry Clark and Shawn P Ogrady. View Insider Buying and Selling for General Mills. Which major investors are buying General Mills stock? GIS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, Gotham Asset Management LLC, American Century Companies Inc. and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $50.74. How big of a company is General Mills? General Mills has a market capitalization of $30.28 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 527 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 748 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,275MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about General Mills and other stocks. 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