General Mills (GIS) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.18

Media headlines about General Mills (NYSE:GIS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. General Mills earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.4663574965225 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of General Mills (NYSE GIS) traded down $0.26 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $59.29. 2,450,700 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,767,537. General Mills has a 1 year low of $49.65 and a 1 year high of $63.73. The company has a market capitalization of $33,550.00, a PE ratio of 21.72, a PEG ratio of 2.62 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79.

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 20th. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.82. General Mills had a net margin of 10.29% and a return on equity of 38.89%. The firm had revenue of $4.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.08 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.85 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that General Mills will post 3.12 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be given a dividend of $0.49 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 9th. This represents a $1.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.31%. General Mills’s dividend payout ratio is 71.79%.

GIS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of General Mills from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of General Mills in a research note on Friday, October 20th. They set a “hold” rating and a $56.00 price target on the stock. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $57.00 price target on shares of General Mills and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Societe Generale raised shares of General Mills from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Edward Jones reissued a “hold” rating on shares of General Mills in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. General Mills has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.52.

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General Mills Company Profile

General Mills, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The Company is a supplier of branded and unbranded food products to the North American foodservice and commercial baking industries. The Company has three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice.

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