General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) Upgrades/Downgrades Update


General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $66.56. The stock traded with the volume of 3.11 Million in the last trading session. General Mills, Inc. opened at $62.25 and closed by showing an increase of 0.93%. The Bid price in the last session was $62.24 x 100 and the Ask price was $63.25 x 100. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

General Mills, Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 37.06 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $72.95 and 52-Week Low of $53.53 and it touched its 52-week high on Jul 6, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 21, 2016.

General Mills, Inc. reported its last Earnings on Dec 21 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.78/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.75/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.03/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 4%. The company will report its next earnings on Dec 15 – Dec 19 (Est.).

16 number of analysts also provided their insight on General Mills, Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $66.56. They also projected Low Price Target as $55 while High Price Target is set at $83.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 2 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 2 reported it as Buy.12 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 3 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

General Mills, Inc. annual Divided is 1.92 while it’s Dividend Yield is 3.06%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.8 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 18.34. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 2.28 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 7.66, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 48.39 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 56.53.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 7.7 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 34.4% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 14.6%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 1.58% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 0.78 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.03 percent.

A look at performance overview of General Mills, Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is 1.67 percent while Performance Month is 1.62%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -10.45% and Half Year Performance value stands at 0.62%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 11.7 percent. General Mills, Inc. has its YTD performance of 11.9 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 26 Sep 2016 where Director Miller (Heidi G) did a transaction type “Buy” in which 2816 shares were traded at a price of $0. Another insider trade includes Director Uribe (Jorge A.) who also initiated a transaction in which 641 shares were traded on 26 Sep 2016 as “Sell”. On 26 Sep 2016 Director Ryan (Robert L) traded 2816 shares as “Buy” at $0. Director Odland (Stephen A) Buy 2816 shares on 26 Sep 2016 at the price of $0.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm BofA/Merrill on 30-Jun-16 who Upgrade the stock from Underperform to Neutral. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 24-May-16, Goldman took an action “Downgrade” from Neutral to Sell. On 27-Oct-15, the stock was Initiated to Neutral by Susquehanna.