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Today’s Large Cap Details for General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) of Processed & Packaged Goods

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 31.41 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for General Mills, Inc. is 53.49 (with a change from open of 0.15%), this in conjunction with a target price of 57. Volume today has so far reached 1110988, with an average volume of about 3903.21. The GAP for this stock, is -0.06%.

The P/E ratio is 19.29, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.47. The current EPS for General Mills, Inc., is 2.77, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -0.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -13.49%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for General Mills, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 4.51% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.94%. Quarter over quarter is 11.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -3.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 3.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 71.10%. Shares outstanding is 587.71, while shares float is at a value of 575.49. Float short for General Mills, Inc. is 2.48% and the short ratio is 3.65.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.77, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.19. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 35.80% and their operating margin is 16.40%. The profit margin is 10.60%.

General Mills, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.60%, and on investment, 13.80%. Return on equity is 37.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.24. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.01, with Price/book ratio coming to 7.15 and Price/cash is 41, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 63.6.

The simple moving averages are -3.88% and -10.74% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -26.42% and the 52 week low is 0.47%.

General Mills, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.67%, with a current price of 53.49. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 68.00%. This is in an industry, Processed & Packaged Goods, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. General Mills, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry means that General Mills, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -2.50%, with performance for the month coming to -6.64%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -6.93%, and for the half year the performance is -25.18%. Volatility for this week is 1.14% and for the month this is 1.53%.

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