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S&P 500   4,538.43
DOW   34,580.08
QQQ   383.13
S&P 500   4,538.43
DOW   34,580.08
QQQ   383.13
S&P 500   4,538.43
DOW   34,580.08
QQQ   383.13

General Mills Stock Competitors

+1.37 (+2.18%)
(As of 12/3/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
4.07 million shs
Average Volume
2.59 million shs
Market Capitalization
$38.90 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Vs. MDLZ, HSY, TSN, MKC, HRL, K, CAG, SJM, CPB, and PPC

Should you be buying General Mills stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of General Mills include Mondelez International (MDLZ), Hershey (HSY), Tyson Foods (TSN), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC), Hormel Foods (HRL), Kellogg (K), Conagra Brands (CAG), J. M. Smucker (SJM), Campbell Soup (CPB), and Pilgrim's Pride (PPC). These companies are all part of the "packaged foods & meats" industry.

General Mills vs.

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and Hershey (NYSE:HSY) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and community ranking.

In the previous week, General Mills had 4 more articles in the media than Hershey. MarketBeat recorded 11 mentions for General Mills and 7 mentions for Hershey. Hershey's average media sentiment score of 0.42 beat General Mills' score of 0.27 indicating that Hershey is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
General Mills
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
2 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

General Mills has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hershey has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

General Mills pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. General Mills pays out 54.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hershey pays out 52.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Hershey has a net margin of 16.23% compared to General Mills' net margin of 12.72%. Hershey's return on equity of 62.43% beat General Mills' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
General Mills 12.72% 24.61% 7.20%
Hershey 16.23% 62.43% 15.93%

General Mills received 49 more outperform votes than Hershey when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 58.81% of users gave General Mills an outperform vote while only 56.93% of users gave Hershey an outperform vote.

General MillsOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
HersheyOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

75.2% of General Mills shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of Hershey shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of General Mills shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Hershey shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

General Mills presently has a consensus target price of $63.29, suggesting a potential downside of 1.47%. Hershey has a consensus target price of $187.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.11%. Given Hershey's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hershey is more favorable than General Mills.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
General Mills
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

General Mills has higher revenue and earnings than Hershey. General Mills is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hershey, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Mills$18.13 billion2.15$2.34 billion$3.7717.04
Hershey$8.15 billion4.54$1.28 billion$6.8826.11


Hershey beats General Mills on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding GIS and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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General Mills (NYSE:GIS) vs. Its Competitors

TypeGeneral MillsGrain mill products IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$38.07B$10.92B$16.26B$15.26B
Dividend Yield3.25%3.53%2.60%3.19%
P/E Ratio17.0415.9335.3518.93
Price / Sales2.153.4254.3531.19
Price / Cash12.9555.7730.1088.50
Price / Book3.993.455.297.59
Net Income$2.34B$654.11M$614.09M$382.44M
7 Day Performance2.34%-2.89%-3.70%-3.08%
1 Month Performance2.42%-9.84%-6.66%-6.92%
1 Year Performance6.27%-2.87%8.07%21.42%

General Mills Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Mondelez International
3.1556 of 5 stars
+2.9%$82.95B$26.58B19.2579,000Insider Selling
2.7481 of 5 stars
Tyson Foods
2.9609 of 5 stars
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
2.7748 of 5 stars
-4.4%$23.26B$5.60B31.5115,500Dividend Increase
Hormel Foods
2.4998 of 5 stars
-9.5%$22.77B$9.61B27.0419,100Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
2.7365 of 5 stars
Conagra Brands
2.8015 of 5 stars
J. M. Smucker
2.7231 of 5 stars
+10.5%$13.95B$8.00B18.117,300Analyst Upgrade
Campbell Soup
2.3282 of 5 stars
-15.6%$12.24B$8.48B12.5014,100Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
Pilgrim's Pride
1.9348 of 5 stars
+35.5%$6.81B$12.09B-1,397.3056,400Short Interest ↑
Negative News
2.5855 of 5 stars
Flowers Foods
2.3181 of 5 stars
Sanderson Farms
1.8058 of 5 stars
+29.9%$4.21B$3.56B14.0817,445News Coverage
Lancaster Colony
2.7714 of 5 stars
The Hain Celestial Group
2.5564 of 5 stars
J & J Snack Foods
2.7015 of 5 stars
N/A-3.3%$2.66B$1.14B48.024,300Insider Selling
Tootsie Roll Industries
1.9248 of 5 stars
TreeHouse Foods
1.6957 of 5 stars
-7.8%$2.11B$4.35B41.5110,900Short Interest ↓
B&G Foods
1.8231 of 5 stars
Cal-Maine Foods
1.6198 of 5 stars
-8.0%$1.75B$1.35B510.933,286Analyst Downgrade
John B. Sanfilippo & Son
1.7848 of 5 stars
Calavo Growers
2.8615 of 5 stars
-43.3%$718.83M$1.06B98.423,971Analyst Upgrade
Seneca Foods
1.3948 of 5 stars
Farmer Bros.
2.2581 of 5 stars
+43.7%$112.46M$397.85M-2.911,064Short Interest ↓
Lifeway Foods
1.6181 of 5 stars
N/A-20.4%$80.42M$102.03M22.39316News Coverage
This page was last updated on 12/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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