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General Mills



) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified General Mills as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • GIS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $256.1 million.
  • GIS has traded 75,219 shares today.
  • GIS is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on GIS:

General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States and internationally. It also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. The company operates in three segments: U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. GIS has a PE ratio of 26. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate General Mills a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for General Mills has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. General Mills has a market cap of $36.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 0.63 and a short float of 2.2% with 3.16 days to cover. Shares are up 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates General Mills as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Food Products industry and the overall market, GENERAL MILLS INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 38.32% is the gross profit margin for GENERAL MILLS INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 9.03% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $706.50 million or 1.18% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow of 1.18%, GENERAL MILLS INC is still growing at a significantly lower rate than the industry average of 78.78%.
  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • GENERAL MILLS INC has improved earnings per share by 5.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, GENERAL MILLS INC reported lower earnings of $1.97 versus $2.83 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.85 versus $1.97).

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