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$60.85
Now: $61.48
$62.07
50-Day Range
$59.21
MA: $61.24
$63.54
52-Week Range
$46.59
Now: $61.48
$64.31
Volume5.71 million shs
Average Volume5.06 million shs
Market Capitalization$37.27 billion
P/E Ratio17.27
Dividend Yield3.19%
Beta0.6

Competitors

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

Should you be buying GIS stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "packaged foods & meats" are considered alternatives and competitors to General Mills, including Mondelez International (MDLZ), Hershey (HSY), Hormel Foods (HRL), MCCORMICK & CO /SH (MKC), Kellogg (K), and Tyson Foods (TSN).

Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mondelez International and General Mills' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mondelez International$25.87 billion2.85$3.87 billion$2.4720.85
General Mills$17.63 billion2.11$1.75 billion$3.6117.03

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

Dividends

Mondelez International pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. General Mills pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Mondelez International pays out 46.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. General Mills pays out 54.3% 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. Mondelez International has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years and General Mills has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years. General Mills is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.5% of Mondelez International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of General Mills shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Mondelez International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of General Mills shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Mondelez International and General Mills' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mondelez International14.24%13.73%5.70%
General Mills12.37%27.66%7.25%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Mondelez International and General Mills, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mondelez International021402.88
General Mills110702.33

Mondelez International presently has a consensus price target of $61.1875, indicating a potential upside of 18.83%. General Mills has a consensus price target of $61.2353, indicating a potential downside of 0.40%. Given Mondelez International's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Mondelez International is more favorable than General Mills.

Risk and Volatility

Mondelez International has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Mills has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mondelez International beats General Mills on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. General Mills pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Hershey pays out 53.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. General Mills pays out 54.3% 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 raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years and General Mills has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years. General Mills is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hershey and General Mills' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hershey$7.99 billion3.38$1.15 billion$5.7822.47
General Mills$17.63 billion2.11$1.75 billion$3.6117.03

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.

Profitability

This table compares Hershey and General Mills' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Hershey13.94%71.52%14.77%
General Mills12.37%27.66%7.25%

Risk and Volatility

Hershey has a beta of 0.16, indicating that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Mills has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Hershey and General Mills, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Hershey115302.11
General Mills110702.33

Hershey presently has a consensus price target of $144.1176, indicating a potential upside of 10.98%. General Mills has a consensus price target of $61.2353, indicating a potential downside of 0.40%. Given Hershey's higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hershey is more favorable than General Mills.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.5% of Hershey shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of General Mills shares are held by institutional investors. 29.4% of Hershey shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of General Mills shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Hershey beats General Mills on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Hormel Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.93 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. General Mills pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Hormel Foods pays out 53.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. General Mills pays out 54.3% 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. Hormel Foods has raised its dividend for 53 consecutive years and General Mills has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hormel Foods and General Mills' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hormel Foods$9.50 billion2.73$978.81 million$1.7427.63
General Mills$17.63 billion2.11$1.75 billion$3.6117.03

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

Profitability

This table compares Hormel Foods and General Mills' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Hormel Foods9.64%15.38%11.31%
General Mills12.37%27.66%7.25%

Risk & Volatility

Hormel Foods has a beta of -0.06, suggesting that its share price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Mills has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Hormel Foods and General Mills, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Hormel Foods16001.86
General Mills110702.33

Hormel Foods presently has a consensus price target of $44.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.49%. General Mills has a consensus price target of $61.2353, indicating a potential downside of 0.40%. Given General Mills' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe General Mills is more favorable than Hormel Foods.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

43.0% of Hormel Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of General Mills shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Hormel Foods shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of General Mills shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

General Mills beats Hormel Foods on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

MCCORMICK & CO /SH (NYSE:MKC) and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

MCCORMICK & CO /SH pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. General Mills pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. MCCORMICK & CO /SH pays out 46.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. General Mills pays out 54.3% 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. MCCORMICK & CO /SH has raised its dividend for 33 consecutive years and General Mills has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MCCORMICK & CO /SH and General Mills' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MCCORMICK & CO /SH$5.35 billion4.52$702.70 million$5.3533.95
General Mills$17.63 billion2.11$1.75 billion$3.6117.03

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

Profitability

This table compares MCCORMICK & CO /SH and General Mills' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MCCORMICK & CO /SH13.74%21.34%7.24%
General Mills12.37%27.66%7.25%

Risk & Volatility

MCCORMICK & CO /SH has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Mills has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for MCCORMICK & CO /SH and General Mills, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MCCORMICK & CO /SH34201.89
General Mills110702.33

MCCORMICK & CO /SH presently has a consensus price target of $153.3333, indicating a potential downside of 15.57%. General Mills has a consensus price target of $61.2353, indicating a potential downside of 0.40%. Given General Mills' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe General Mills is more favorable than MCCORMICK & CO /SH.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.9% of MCCORMICK & CO /SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of General Mills shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.0% of MCCORMICK & CO /SH shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of General Mills shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

General Mills beats MCCORMICK & CO /SH on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kellogg (NYSE:K) and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Kellogg has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Mills has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.5% of Kellogg shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of General Mills shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Kellogg shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of General Mills shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kellogg and General Mills' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Kellogg7.61%41.25%7.47%
General Mills12.37%27.66%7.25%

Dividends

Kellogg pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. General Mills pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Kellogg pays out 57.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. General Mills pays out 54.3% 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. Kellogg has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years and General Mills has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Kellogg and General Mills, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Kellogg18802.41
General Mills110702.33

Kellogg presently has a consensus price target of $69.0667, indicating a potential upside of 4.16%. General Mills has a consensus price target of $61.2353, indicating a potential downside of 0.40%. Given Kellogg's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Kellogg is more favorable than General Mills.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kellogg and General Mills' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kellogg$13.58 billion1.67$960 million$3.9416.83
General Mills$17.63 billion2.11$1.75 billion$3.6117.03

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

Summary

Kellogg beats General Mills on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares General Mills and Tyson Foods' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Mills$17.63 billion2.11$1.75 billion$3.6117.03
Tyson Foods$42.41 billion0.50$2.02 billion$5.4610.71

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

Volatility and Risk

General Mills has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tyson Foods has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for General Mills and Tyson Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Mills110702.33
Tyson Foods15702.46

General Mills currently has a consensus target price of $61.2353, indicating a potential downside of 0.40%. Tyson Foods has a consensus target price of $77.8333, indicating a potential upside of 33.16%. Given Tyson Foods' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tyson Foods is more favorable than General Mills.

Dividends

General Mills pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Tyson Foods pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. General Mills pays out 54.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tyson Foods pays out 30.8% 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. General Mills has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years and Tyson Foods has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. General Mills is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.6% of General Mills shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of Tyson Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of General Mills shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Tyson Foods shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares General Mills and Tyson Foods' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Mills12.37%27.66%7.25%
Tyson Foods4.52%13.01%5.57%

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Mondelez International logo
MDLZ
Mondelez International
3.0$51.49+0.8%$73.78 billion$25.87 billion20.19Analyst Downgrade
Hershey logo
HSY
Hershey
2.3$129.86+0.2%$27.01 billion$7.99 billion24.55
Hormel Foods logo
HRL
Hormel Foods
1.9$48.08+1.3%$25.91 billion$9.50 billion28.12
MCCORMICK & CO /SH logo
MKC
MCCORMICK & CO /SH
1.7$181.61+1.5%$24.19 billion$5.35 billion32.66Insider Selling
Kellogg logo
K
Kellogg
2.1$66.31+0.6%$22.72 billion$13.58 billion22.18
Tyson Foods logo
TSN
Tyson Foods
2.6$58.45+0.2%$21.29 billion$42.41 billion10.88
Conagra Brands logo
CAG
Conagra Brands
1.9$35.41+0.7%$17.25 billion$11.05 billion20.59Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
Campbell Soup logo
CPB
Campbell Soup
1.8$49.32+0.0%$14.90 billion$8.11 billion9.79
J M Smucker logo
SJM
J M Smucker
2.3$105.02+0.2%$11.98 billion$7.80 billion15.38
Post logo
POST
Post
2.0$87.29+0.2%$5.95 billion$5.68 billion-43.43
Flowers Foods logo
FLO
Flowers Foods
1.7$22.20+0.2%$4.70 billion$4.12 billion51.63
Lancaster Colony logo
LANC
Lancaster Colony
1.6$157.55+1.7%$4.34 billion$1.31 billion31.07
Pilgrim's Pride logo
PPC
Pilgrim's Pride
1.5$16.73+0.7%$4.13 billion$11.41 billion9.51
Hain Celestial Group logo
HAIN
Hain Celestial Group
1.4$31.35+0.8%$3.20 billion$2.30 billion-33.35Analyst Upgrade
Sanderson Farms logo
SAFM
Sanderson Farms
1.9$111.50+0.3%$2.48 billion$3.44 billion-929.17
TreeHouse Foods logo
THS
TreeHouse Foods
1.5$43.12+0.1%$2.43 billion$4.29 billion-6.64
J & J Snack Foods logo
JJSF
J & J Snack Foods
2.3$123.58+0.6%$2.33 billion$1.19 billion29.01Analyst Upgrade
Heavy News Reporting
Tootsie Roll Industries logo
TR
Tootsie Roll Industries
1.0$34.37+0.6%$2.30 billion$523.62 million33.86
Cal-Maine Foods logo
CALM
Cal-Maine Foods
1.6$44.51+1.3%$2.17 billion$1.36 billion-34.77Analyst Downgrade
B&G Foods logo
BGS
B&G Foods
1.7$24.35+0.7%$1.56 billion$1.66 billion17.90Analyst Downgrade
Heavy News Reporting
Calavo Growers logo
CVGW
Calavo Growers
2.1$62.18+0.5%$1.10 billion$1.20 billion94.21
John B. Sanfilippo & Son logo
JBSS
John B. Sanfilippo & Son
1.2$84.43+0.2%$973.98 million$876.20 million17.63
Seneca Foods logo
SENEA
Seneca Foods
1.0$33.48+1.2%$306.44 million$1.34 billion5.95Heavy News Reporting
Farmer Bros logo
FARM
Farmer Bros
1.6$7.07+2.3%$122.56 million$595.94 million-3.29
Lifeway Foods logo
LWAY
Lifeway Foods
1.4$2.33+1.3%$36.31 million$93.66 million33.33
This page was last updated on 7/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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