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Is General Mills, Inc.(NYSE: GIS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/10/1983. General Mills, Inc. is in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for General Mills, Inc., is 3686.97, and so far today it has a volume of 3236500. Performance year to date since the 6/10/1983 is 14.57%.

To help you determine whether General Mills, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.53 and forward P/E is 18.9. PEG perhaps more useful shows that General Mills, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.39. P/S ratio is 2.35 and the P/B ratio is 7.9. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 49.93 and 58.33 respectively.

At the current price General Mills, Inc. is trading at, 64.65 (-0.63% today), General Mills, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.97%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 64.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.75, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.46% after growing 40.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.60%, and -7.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 591.38, and the number of shares float is 589.87. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 72.70%. The float short is 1.76%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.81. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.70%, and also a return on investment of 14.60%.

The ability for General Mills, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.44 and total debt/equity is 1.81. In terms of margins, General Mills, Inc. has a gross margin of 35.00%, with its operating margin at 16.40%, and General Mills, Inc. has a profit margin of 10.30%.

The 52 week high is -11.16%, with 22.46% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -7.44% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.79%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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