why General Mills Inc. [GIS] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $64.33

General Mills Inc. [NYSE: GIS] closed the trading session at $61.29 on 10/19/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $61.15, while the highest price level was $62.58. The company report on October 15, 2020 that Monster Cereals Giving Away 20″ Character Busts Created by Award-Winning Special Effects Artist.

Consumers can win a one-of-a-kind bust of Boo Berry, Count Chocula or Franken Berry.

General Mills announced today a surprise giveaway for fans of its Monster Cereals. The company engaged an award-winning special effects artist to create 20-inch tall busts of three of its popular Monster Cereal characters – Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 14.43 percent and weekly performance of -1.70 percent. The stock has been moved at 2.53 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 6.93 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -4.98 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.11M shares, GIS reached to a volume of 2200345 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about General Mills Inc. [GIS]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GIS shares is $64.33 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GIS stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for General Mills Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on September 25, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on August 28, 2020, representing the official price target for General Mills Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $62 to $60, while Stifel kept a Hold rating on GIS stock. On April 15, 2020, analysts increased their price target for GIS shares from 59 to 67.

The Average True Range (ATR) for General Mills Inc. is set at 1.22, with the Price to Sales ratio for GIS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.09. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.46, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.92. Price to Free Cash Flow for GIS in the course of the last twelve months was 19.03 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

GIS stock trade performance evaluation

General Mills Inc. [GIS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.70. With this latest performance, GIS shares gained by 6.93% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 2.53% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 16.63% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GIS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.24, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.82, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.16 for General Mills Inc. [GIS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 61.67, while it was recorded at 62.23 for the last single week of trading, and 58.88 for the last 200 days.

General Mills Inc. [GIS]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and General Mills Inc. [GIS] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.75 and a Gross Margin at +35.45. General Mills Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.37.

Return on Total Capital for GIS is now 13.83, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 11.50. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 28.87, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.03. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, General Mills Inc. [GIS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 172.72. Additionally, GIS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 63.33, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 44.37. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 139.06, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.99.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, General Mills Inc. [GIS] managed to generate an average of $62,320 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.42 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.57.General Mills Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for General Mills Inc. [GIS] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, General Mills Inc. posted 0.95/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.88/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 8.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GIS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for General Mills Inc. go to 5.05%.

General Mills Inc. [GIS]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $27,635 million, or 75.60% of GIS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GIS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 49,797,071, which is approximately -0.957% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 45,924,787 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.86 billion in GIS stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $2.28 billion in GIS stock with ownership of nearly 0.547% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in General Mills Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 541 institutional holders increased their position in General Mills Inc. [NYSE:GIS] by around 45,811,766 shares. Additionally, 654 investors decreased positions by around 29,169,581 shares, while 238 investors held positions by with 375,909,409 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 450,890,756 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GIS stock had 114 new institutional investments in for a total of 15,949,903 shares, while 90 institutional investors sold positions of 2,884,548 shares during the same period.

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