4. As of noon trading, General Mills ( GIS) is down $0.92 (-1.8%) to $49.80 on average volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of General Mills exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.64-$50.61 after having opened the day at $50.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.72.

General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods worldwide. The company also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. General Mills has a market cap of $32.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Mills as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full General Mills Ratings Report now.

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