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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: General Mills, Inc., GIS

General Mills, Inc., GIS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Processed & Packaged Goods in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, General Mills, Inc., GISĀ  has a market cap of 42771.74. Since its IPO date on the 6/10/1983, General Mills, Inc., GIS performance year to date is 25.51%. Today General Mills, Inc., GIS has gained 0.44%, with a current price of 70.82.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 62.80%. Return of assets are at 7.80%, with return on investment at 14.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, General Mills, Inc., GIS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.43. While Total debt/equity is 1.71. With a profit margin of 10.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 35.30%, and operating margin of 16.30%. General Mills, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year General Mills, Inc., GIS has seen a EPS growth of 40.60%. A performance for the year of 31.36%. The 52-week high is -2.68%, and the 52-week low is 34.14%. The average volume for General Mills, Inc., GIS is 3758300.

With a target price of 69.33, can General Mills, Inc., GIS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of General Mills, Inc., GIS. General Mills, Inc. has a P/E of 25.54 and a forward P/E of 20.51. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.83. General Mills, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.58 and 8.59 respectively. For P/cash, General Mills, Inc. has a value of 56.01, while it is 51.61 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 70.82, General Mills, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.71%. We see a return on equity of 34.70%.

Looking more long-term General Mills, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.66%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.10% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 40.60% for this year and for the last five years a 0.50% growth has been seen.

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