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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., GIS  has a market cap of 36705.97. Since its IPO date on the 6/10/1983, General Mills, Inc., GIS performance year to date is 10.33%. Today General Mills, Inc., GIS has gained -0.71%, with a current price of 61.78.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 72.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 64.80%. Return of assets are at 7.70%, 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 1.44. While Total debt/equity is 1.81. With a profit margin of 10.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 35.10%, and operating margin of 16.40%. 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 12.79%. The 52-week high is -14.45%, and the 52-week low is 17.92%. The average volume for General Mills, Inc., GIS is 3337151.

With a target price of 67.5, 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 22.48 and a forward P/E of 18.05. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.24. General Mills, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.26 and 7.55 respectively. For P/cash, General Mills, Inc. has a value of 47.94, while it is 56 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 61.78, General Mills, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.11%. We see a return on equity of 34.40%.

Looking more long-term General Mills, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.95%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.28% 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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