Don't Judge General Mills on Technicals Alone - Check Its Fundamentals!

General Mills logged a -3.6% change during today's evening session, and is now trading at a price of $64.31 per share. The S&P 500 index moved -1.0%. GIS's trading volume is 6,958,497 compared to the stock's average volume of 4,669,384.

General Mills trades -6.72% away from its average analyst target price of $68.94 per share. The 17 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $58.0 to $76.0, and on average have given General Mills a rating of hold.

Anyone interested in buying GIS should be aware of the facts below:

  • General Mills's current price is 57.2% above its Graham number of $40.92, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • General Mills has moved -21.8% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 22.9%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 4.1, General Mills has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 15.7 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • GIS has a forward P/E ratio of 13.7 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $4.71 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.97 — a number near or below 1 signifying that General Mills is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 3.64 compared to its sector average of 4.12

  • General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods worldwide.

  • Based in Minneapolis, the company has 34,000 full time employees and a market cap of $37.38 Billion. General Mills currently returns an annual dividend yield of 3.3%.

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