General Mills (GIS:NYE) Fundamental Analysis is Bullish with 10 Positive Signals

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General Mills Stock

General Mills Stock Analysis:

Based on the General Mills stock forecast from 10 analysts, the average analyst target price for General Mills is USD 74.44 over the next 12 months. General Mills average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of General Mills is Bullish , which is based on 10 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, General Mills stock price was USD 75.41General Mills stock price has changed by +1.43% over the past week, -3.28% over the past month and +28.36% over the last year.

 

About General Mills Inc (GIS:NYE)

General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods worldwide. The company operates in five segments: North America Retail; Convenience Stores & Foodservice; Europe & Australia; Asia & Latin America; and Pet.

It offers ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, soup, meal kits, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, bakery flour, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, snack bars, fruit and salty snacks, ice cream, nutrition bars, wellness beverages, and savory and grain snacks, as well as various organic products, including frozen and shelf-stable vegetables.

It also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the North American foodservice and commercial baking industries; and manufactures and markets pet food products, including dog and cat food.

The company markets its products under the Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Blue Buffalo, Blue Basics, Blue Freedom, Bugles, Cascadian Farm, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, EPIC, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Go-Gurt, Gold Medal, Golden Grahams, Häagen-Dazs, Helpers, Jus-Rol, Kitano, Kix, Lärabar, Latina, Liberté, Lucky Charms, Muir Glen, Nature Valley, Oatmeal Crisp, Old El Paso, Oui, Pillsbury, Progresso, Raisin Nut Bran, Total, Totino’s, Trix, Wanchai Ferry, Wheaties, Wilderness, Yoki, and Yoplait trademarks.

It sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, e-commerce retailers, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, convenience stores, and pet specialty stores, as well as drug, dollar, and discount chains.

The company operates 466 leased and 392 franchise ice cream parlors. General Mills, Inc. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Most Recent Analyst Ratings for GIS’s stock:

Target Raised by UBS USD 77 » USD 79 2022-09-15
Raised JP Morgan & Company USD 72 2022-07-19
Target Set by Credit Suisse USD 74 2022-07-19
Target Up Jefferies Financial LLC USD 75 2022-07-04
Maintains RBC Royalbank Sector Perform USD 66 » USD 68 2022-07-01
Maintains Morgan Stanley Underweight USD 56 » USD 66 2022-07-01
Target Raised by Deutsche Bank Capital Buy USD 75 » USD 81 2022-06-30
Target Raised by Piper Sandler Overweight USD 75 » USD 80 2022-06-30
Target Raised BMO Financial Market Perform USD 66 » USD 80 2022-06-30
Target Raised by Credit Suisse Neutral USD 68 » USD 72 2022-06-30
Target Raised by Citigroup Buy USD 82 » USD 88 2022-06-30
Maintains Deutsche Bank Capital Buy USD 73 » USD 75 2022-05-26
Initiated by UBS Neutral USD 69 2022-03-30
Target Raised by Piper Sandler Overweight USD 74 » USD 75 2022-03-24
Target Raised by Deutsche Bank Capital Buy USD 71 » USD 73 2022-03-24
Target Lowered JP Morgan Neutral USD 67 » USD 64 2022-03-22
Target Lowered by Deutsche Bank Capital USD 74 » USD 71 2022-03-14
Maintains Deutsche Bank Capital Buy USD 72 » USD 74 2022-02-23
Reiterated by Evercore ISI Hold USD 65 2021-12-23
Initiated by Jefferies Financial LLC Hold USD 65 2021-12-22
Maintains Morgan Stanley Underweight USD 51 » USD 56 2021-12-22
Maintains Citigroup Action List Buy USD 70 » USD 73 2021-12-22
Maintains Credit Suisse Neutral USD 63 » USD 65 2021-12-22
Target Raised Deutsche Bank Capital Buy » Buy USD 71 » USD 72 2021-12-13
Target Raised Piper Sandler Sell » Overweight USD 70 » USD 74 2021-12-02

 

 

What we like:

(Positive Signals)

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

 

What we don’t like:

(Negative Signals)

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

 

 

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