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General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 39294.58. 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 65.25 (with a change from open of 0.38%), this in conjunction with a target price of 68.75. Volume today has so far reached 1010004, with an average volume of about 3600.73. The GAP for this stock, is -0.29%.

The P/E ratio is 23.51, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.98. The current EPS for General Mills, Inc., is 2.77, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 40.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 15.53%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for General Mills, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.95% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.66%. Quarter over quarter is 104.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -8.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 0.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 71.70%. Shares outstanding is 602.77, while shares float is at a value of 598.04. Float short for General Mills, Inc. is 1.73% and the short ratio is 2.88.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.43, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.71. 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 35.30% and their operating margin is 16.30%. The profit margin is 10.20%.

General Mills, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.80%, and on investment, 14.60%. Return on equity is 34.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.53. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.37, with Price/book ratio coming to 7.91 and Price/cash is 51.45, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 47.41.

The simple moving averages are -7.31% and 4.02% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -10.33% and the 52 week low is 23.59%.

General Mills, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.95%, with a current price of 65.25. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 62.80%. 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 0.22%, with performance for the month coming to -7.61%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.28%, and for the half year the performance is 16.81%. Volatility for this week is 1.35% and for the month this is 1.45%.

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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