General Mills Inc. (GIS) Rises 2.65% for February 20

Equities Staff  |

Among the biggest risers on the S&P 500 on Wednesday February 20 was General Mills Inc. ($GIS), popping some 2.65% to a price of $46.95 a share with some 6.57 million shares trading hands.

Starting the day trading at $45.74, General Mills Inc. reached an intraday high of $47.12 and hit intraday lows of $45.71. Shares gained $1.21 apiece by day’s end. Over the last 90 days, the stock’s average daily volume has been 5.6 million of its 596.75 million share total float. Today’s action puts the stock’s 50-day SMA at $41.24 and 200-day SMA at $42.75 with a 52-week range of $36.42 to $56.91.

General Mills manufactures branded consumer foods, like ready-to-eat cereals, convenient meals, snacks, yogurt, baking mixes, and ice cream, to retail and food-service customers. Its key brands include Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Haagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, Annie's, and Yoplait. The North America retail segment contributed roughly two thirds of sales and above three fourths of operating profits in fiscal 2018. More than 70% of General Mills' revenue is generated in the United States. The firm is poised to bolster its presence in the natural and organics aisle with its acquisition of Blue Buffalo (now its pet segment), a natural pet food brand.

General Mills Inc. has its corporate headquarters located in Minneapolis, MN and employs 40,000 people. Its market cap has now risen to $28.02 billion after today’s trading, its P/E ratio is now 13, its P/S 1.68, P/B 4.21, and P/FCF -3.7.

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