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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 3278.28, and so far today it has a volume of 3089600. Performance year to date since the 6/10/1983 is 11.47%.

To help you determine whether General Mills, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.71 and forward P/E is 18.25. PEG perhaps more useful shows that General Mills, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.27. P/S ratio is 2.3 and the P/B ratio is 7.63. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 48.91 and 57.14 respectively.

At the current price General Mills, Inc. is trading at, 62.42 (0.10% today), General Mills, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.08%, 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 10.18% 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 600, and the number of shares float is 589.83. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 72.50%. The float short is 1.93%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.48. 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 35.10%, with its operating margin at 16.40%, and General Mills, Inc. has a profit margin of 10.30%.

The 52 week high is -13.56%, with 19.14% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -8.04% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.47%.

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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