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General Mills [NYSE:GIS] share price, stock quote Analysis

What has the stock performance of General Mills been like?
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General Mills's (NYSE:GIS) share price is 20.4% higher in the past 12 months and has outperformed the overall US TECH market which is 3.9% higher in the same timeframe. This is equivalent to a 16.5% greater return over the period which puts the share price as an outperformer vs other US TECH companies.


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Analyst RatingS

What are analyst ratings for General Mills?
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Analyst Ratings Change
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From 21 analysts that cover General Mills's stock, the average rating is 2.9. This is a weighted average of 1 strong buys, 1 buys, 15 holds, 3 sells, 1 strong sells. This is 0.3 lower than a month ago which gives this factor a tea-score of 1/5.


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Insider Trades

What has General Mills's insider trading been over the past year?
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General Mills insider's have net been buying stock over the past 12 months, in the previous month insiders have been net buying. In fact the buy to sell ratio in the past month has been 50.0% which is 49.0% higher than the last 12 months buy to sell ratio. This put's General Mills's Insiders in the top quintile vs their peers giving this factor a tea-score of 3/5.


What is the ownership of General Mills stock?
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For General Mills, currently 71.2% of stock (1 billion shares) is owned by Institutions, 28.5% (802 million shares) is owned by Individuals, and 0.3% (2 million shares) is owned by company insiders. The CEO has a holding of 0.02% which is equivalent to 40 thousand shares with a market value of $129 million. This factor has a tea-score of 4/5.

Short Interest

What is the short interest for General Mills stock?
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As of 31 July 2019, the short interest for General Mills has been 2.81% of the shares outstanding which is 160 billion shares. This is less than 1 month ago which had 2.99% of the shares outstanding which is 170 billion short interest in shares. This equals a tea-score of 3/5.


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Revenue & Earnings

What has General Mills's revenue history been by year?
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General Mills's revenue in the last 12 months ending 26 May 2019 is $16Bn. General Mills's average revenue growth for the last 4 years has been 5.1% which is currently lower than their comps of 6.2%.

Free Cash Flow Yield Growth

What is General Mills's free cash flow yield?
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General Mills's free cash flow yield is 7.5% and has grown from 4 years ago. The free cash flow yield for General Mills 1 year ago was 9.5% and 3 years ago it was 6.3%.

Dividend History & yield

What has General Mills's dividend payments been historically?
Dividend ($)
Dividend Yield (%)
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General Mills pays dividends every 3 months and has done so since 02 April 2013. Dividends have been steadily increasing over the past 4 years from $0.44 (dividend yield of 0.89%) to $0.49 today (yield of 0.92%).


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PE Ratio

What is General Mills's PE ratio?
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General Mills's PE ratio is 19.0x. This is calculated from their EPS of $2.02 and price per share of $55.02. General Mills's PE ratio values the company cheaper than 20% of it's competitors giving this factor a tea-score of 1/5.

PEG Ratio

What is General Mills's PEG ratio?
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General Mills's PEG ratio is 0.3x. This is calculated from their PE ratio of 19.0x and their last 12 months growth rate of 0.609%. This is more attractive than their competitors so the tea-score for this factor is 1/5.

Share Price / Book (PB Ratio)

What is General Mills's PB ratio?
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The PB ratio for General Mills is 4.7x. This is more expensive than their competitors who have an average PB ratio of 2.2x. The tea-score is 4/5.

Free Cash Flow Yield

What is General Mills's free cash flow yield?
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General Mills's free cash flow yield is 7.5% which is ranked 2.0/5 when compared to its competitors. This is calculated from a free cash flow of $2Bn (as reported for the 12 months ending 26 May 2019) divided by its current market capitalisation of $33Bn. The average free cash flow yield across General Mills's comps is 8.1%.

Return On Investment (ROI)

What is General Mills's return on investment (ROI)?
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General Mills's return on investment is 23.5%. This is more profitable than its competitors.


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Assets vs Liabilities

What is General Mills's current ratio (assets vs liabilities)?
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General Mills's current ratio is calculated by (current assets) / (current liabilities) which equals 0.6x. This more attractive than their competitors and also worse than recommended for a healthy company.

Debt vs Equity

What is General Mills's debt vs shareholder equity?
debt vs equity

General Mills's debt to shareholder equity is 183.0%. This is worse than their competitors and also worse than advised for a well-managed balance sheet.

Dividend Payout Ratio

What is General Mills's dividend payout ratio?
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General Mills's dividend payout ratio calculated against their free cash flow is low at 64.6%. This is in quintile 2 when measured against their comps.


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What is the overall ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) rating for General Mills?

General Mills's has a good overall ESG rating of 70/100. Their competitors have a score between 42 and 76 with the average at 62.

ESG Environmental

What the latest (ESG) environmental responsibility score for General Mills vs their competitors?
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ESG Social

What the present (ESG) social responsibility score for General Mills vs their peers?
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ESG Corporate Governance

What the current (ESG) corporate governance score for General Mills vs their challengers?
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What is the company description of General Mills?
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.

General Mills [NYSE:GIS] Additional Q&A

Questions & Answers

What is the 52 week high for General Mills stock quote?

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) hit a new 52-week high on 16 August 2019 at a price of $55.02 with 4,273,500 shares traded that day. This is 0.0% the same as than its current price of $55.02 and 53.2% higher than the 52-week low of $35.92 on 18 December 2018. Average daily volume traded has been 4 million shares over the past 3 months.

What is the highest price General Mills stock has ever been?

The all-time highs for General Mills stock were reached on 16 August 2019, 3 days ago at a price of $55.02. This equates to a market capitalisation of $31Bn. The highest price reached is 0.0% higher than the current price of $55.02 with a current market cap of $33Bn.

What is the beta of General Mills stock?

General Mills stock moves 0.9x the US TECH market average which makes its beta higher than the overall market.

What is the volatility of General Mills (GIS) stock?

General Mills's stock has an annual volatility of 23.0% which is more volatile than the average US TECH market volatility of 16.3% which has made it a less safe stock to own in the past vs just owning the index for investors aiming for lower portfolio volatility.

What have General Mills's share buybacks been over the past year?

General Mills is currently running a share-buyback program and in the past year alone the company has repurchased 104 million of shares outstanding at a total expense of $23Trn. In the same time frame the share price has moved 20.4% higher which is an outperformance of 16.5% vs the overall market. General Mills still has $420Trn of cash remaining on their balance sheet.

Who owns the most General Mills stock?

Barry White is the largest individual shareholder in General Mills with 1 billion shares. He is an independent director of General Mills. The largest institutional holder is T-Rowe and they own 17.5% of the issue size with 100 million shares. T-Rowe have been net buying shares over the last 12 months as they own 1 million more shares than a year ago.

When did General Mills beat earnings expectations in the last 4 years?

In the past 4 quarters General Mills has had 3 earnings beat's and 1 earnings miss's. The average earnings beat has been 12.1% and the average earnings miss has been 8.2%.

When is General Mills's next earnings date and what are the expectations?

General Mills is set to report earnings on 30 July 2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. Based on 14 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.12. Recent analyst revisions have been positive implying a potential EPS of $2.24.

What is General Mills's upcoming earnings report expectations?

The earnings expectations for General Mills's upcoming report on 30 July 2019 are from 14 analysts with an average EPS of $2.12. The lowest analyst rating is $2.01, the highest is $2.84. The most recent earnings revisions have been positive with a most recent estimate of $2.24.

What is General Mills's earnings per share (EPS)?

General Mills's latest earnings per share (EPS) was reported as $2.02 on 30 April 2019 for fiscal quarter ending March 2019. This is 11.0% higher than 12 months ago when they reported EPS of $1.82

What is General Mills's dividend growth rate?

General Mills's dividends have grown at 0.00% in the past year and an average growth of 2.84% over the past 4 years. This is lower then it's competitors 4-year average dividend growth of 4.1

What is General Mills's dividend yield?

General Mills's current dividend yield is 0.92%. This is calculated by taking the dividend's per share of $0.49 (the last payment which was on 09 July 2019) and dividing by the current share price of $55.02.

What is General Mills's previous and next dividend date?

General Mills's most recent dividend date was 09 July 2019 when the company paid $0.49 and the next dividend date is 08 October 2019 with an expected payment of $0.49.

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