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Morning Top Movers: General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS)

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 32.22 B. It is in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 20.72, a forward P/E of 17.27 and EPS of 2.7. At a stock price of 55.91 (-0.21%) it has a dividend yield of 3.43%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 0.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by 40.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 5.78% and more long-term 6.43% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.80%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.20% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -5.20%.

For performance, General Mills, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.62%. For the last month performance for General Mills, Inc. is -3.34%. While the last quarter is -8.39% and half year, -7.32%. Finally for the year, performance is -7.63%.

The 52-week high for General Mills, Inc., is at -21.33%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 0.61%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.81% and -9.12% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.79%, and for the month it is 1.35%. General Mills, Inc., has a target price of 60.75.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.77, and for total debt/equity General Mills, Inc. has 2.39. The gross margin is 35.70%, while operating margin is 15.80%, the profit margin is 10.30%. The current ratio is 0.7 and the quick ratio is 0.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 73.20%. General Mills, Inc. has a payout ratio of 69.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 576.24. The shares float is 574.44, with the float short at 2.23%, with short ratio coming to 3.65.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see General Mills, Inc., get 7.50%, with its returns on investment at 14.60%. Return on equity is 36.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 60.75, reached soon?

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.

 General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS)

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