General Mills, Inc. (GIS) – An Investment to Strengthen Your Portfolio

Church John R, Chief SC & GBS Officer, subtracted 4,719 shares of General Mills, Inc. (GIS) from its portfolio at the rate of $50.78 per share valuing $239,631 on Apr 03. The insider left behind 34,112 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of General Mills, Inc. (GIS) was $54.38. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $54.71, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $55.04. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $54.07 and a 2nd Support Level at $53.75. General Mills, Inc. (GIS) stock has gained $1.87, or 3.56%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.94, or 1.76%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $2.59, or 5.00%. This year-to-date, General Mills, Inc. (GIS) shares have gained $15.44, or 39.65%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For General Mills, Inc. (GIS) stock, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .”

With 601,960 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $32,668,370K. General Mills, Inc. (GIS) generates $16,865 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,753 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 19.60%, a 3-Year Total Return of -23.89%, and a 5-year Total Return of 3.17%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 26.45%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.490 per share on 07/09/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 3.61%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.96.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in May-19, General Mills, Inc. (GIS) reported earnings of $0.83 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.77 per share, representing a 0.06 difference and 8.41% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Feb-19, the reported earnings of $0.83 represented a 0.14 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.69 per share, which was a 20.39% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 08/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.77 per share. This estimate came from a total of 7 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.79 and the low estimate was $0.75. In the year-ago quarter, General Mills, Inc. (GIS) generated per-share earnings of $0.71. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +8.45% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 32 purchases (172,840 shares in total) and 39 sale (96,775 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 49 insider buys amounting to 682,955 shares and 53 insider sales amounting to 604,554 shares. In the past full year, 71 insider purchases were made (involving 759,669 shares) and 68 insider sell-offs equivalent to 631,673 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, General Mills, Inc. (GIS) has a Current Ratio of 0.59, a Quick Ratio of 0.37 and a Cash Ratio of 0.06. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 205.40, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 67.26, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 47.28. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 164.79 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 53.96.