GIS - General Mills, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
52.98
-1.97 (-3.59%)
At close: 4:03PM EST
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Previous Close54.95
Open52.30
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range51.66 - 53.43
52 Week Range49.65 - 61.34
Volume11,895,823
Avg. Volume3,967,754
Market Cap30.148B
Beta0.43
PE Ratio (TTM)19.43
EPS (TTM)2.73
Earnings DateMar 19, 2018 - Mar 23, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield1.96 (3.57%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-01-09
1y Target Est59.11
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  • What You Need to Know About General Mill's Acquisition of Blue Buffalo
    TheStreet2 days ago

    What You Need to Know About General Mill's Acquisition of Blue Buffalo

    Wall Street is Howling Pet Food Company Blue Buffalo is Being Acquired by General Mills ( ) for $7.9 Billion.  Wall Street responded quickly and Blue Buffalo's shares began surging while General Mills shares dropped.  The breakfast cereal manufacturer will pay $40 per Blue Buffalo share. The company anticipates the deal will close by the end of 2018.  Pet-Centric Investment Blue Buffalo sells a wide variety of pet food products, including veterinary diet goods. Pet food and care continues to grow in the consumer industry, just look at the 58 percent rise in Blue Buffalo's stock in the past six months. According to Nielsen, $20 billion was spent on pet care in 2017, with $10 billion of that sum spent on dog food. The M&A news in the pet care industry is just the latest in a string of major acquisitions in the space today.  Last January, Mars, the candy company that also owns a large number of popular pet food brands, announced that it was buying veterinary clinic owner VCA Inc. in a deal worth $7.7 billion. Other major human food companies that have gotten in on the pet-stock buying spree in recent years include J.M. Smucker ( ) , Cargill and Nestle. Click Here for More Pet Stocks That Could Surge After General Mills Deal for Blue Buffalo Subscribe on Youtube for extended interviews, Cramer Replays, feature content, and more!  

  • Fmr. Petsmart president: General Mills deal gets them gro...
    CNBC Videos2 days ago

    Fmr. Petsmart president: General Mills deal gets them gro...

    David Lenhardt, former Petsmart president, and CNBC Contributor Steve Odland discusses General Mill's $8 billion acquisition of natural dog food maker Blue Buffalo.

  • General Mills to buy Blue Buffalo for $8 bln
    Reuters Videos2 days ago

    General Mills to buy Blue Buffalo for $8 bln

    Cheerios cereal maker General Mills will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products for nearly $8 billion to tap demand for natural pet food and offset falling sales for processed items. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

  • Why General Mills bet on pets
    CNBC Videos2 days ago

    Why General Mills bet on pets

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on General Mills' acquisition of pet food company Blue Buffalo.

  • MarketWatch21 hours ago

    General Mills is making an $8 billion gamble on pet food, but it may pay off

    General Mills Inc. is taking a risk with its $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc., its first foray outside of food for human consumption, but feeding animals could bring a welcome sales ...

  • The Wall Street Journalyesterday

    [$$] Why General Mills Is Paying Up for a Dog’s Breakfast

    The cereal and ice cream maker needs to shift to protein and is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products, a purveyor of high-protein, natural pet foods, to do it.

  • The Wall Street Journalyesterday

    [$$] General Mills, Maker of Cheerios, Now Wants to Feed Your Dog, Too

    General Mills has agreed to buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products for about $8 billion, as the food giant looks for a piece of the fast-growing natural pet-food market.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    General Mills moves into pet food with $8 billion Blue Buffalo deal

    By Aishwarya Venugopal (Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc (GIS.N) will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (BUFF.O) for nearly $8 billion, foraying into a fast-growing pet food market to ...

  • Associated Press2 days ago

    Business Highlights

    ___ Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant further gradual increases in interest rates this ...

  • General Mills gets pet-friendly again by buying Blue Buffalo
    Associated Press2 days ago

    General Mills gets pet-friendly again by buying Blue Buffalo

    The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls: General Mills said Friday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion. It's a return to the pet business for the more than ...

  • What Happened in the Stock Market Today
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    What Happened in the Stock Market Today

    On a day of strong gains for the market, General Mills announced it is acquiring Blue Buffalo Pet Products, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise reported a good quarter.

  • Broad rally helps stocks end a choppy week slightly higher
    Associated Press2 days ago

    Broad rally helps stocks end a choppy week slightly higher

    Wall Street capped several days of choppy trading Friday with a broad rally that gave the stock market a modest gain for the week.

  • American City Business Journals2 days ago

    General Mills returns to pet food with $8 billion deal for Blue Buffalo

    General Mills Inc. said Friday that it has agreed to buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. in an $8 billion deal that will bring the maker of cereal, yogurt and other consumer foods back into the pet-food business. Golden Valley-based General Mills will pay $40 per share for Wilton, Conn.-based Blue Buffalo (BUFF), a 15-year-old business that specializes in natural foods and treats for dogs and cats. Blue Buffalo had sales of $1.3 billion in fiscal 2017.

  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    General Mills Buys Blue Buffalo for $8 Billion -- Who's Next?

    General Mills is buying Blue Buffalo for $8 billion. It's not the first deal in the pet space and it won't be the last.

  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    Did General Mills Pay Too Much for Organic Pet Food?

    Analysts called the deal "surprising" and "pricey," but industry growth may justify the premium.

  • Health and wellness products for your pet are a growing industry, says pet company CEO
    CNBC2 days ago

    Health and wellness products for your pet are a growing industry, says pet company CEO

    Packaged food giants are jumping into the pet products industry as pet owners look for healthy and luxury items for their pets.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    Health and wellness products for your pet are a growing industry, says pet company CEO

    Packaged food giants are jumping into the pet products industry as pet owners look for healthy and luxury items for their pets.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    US STOCKS-Stocks rally as Fed eases rate worry, tech climbs

    U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, lifted by gains in technology stocks and a retreat in Treasury yields as the Federal Reserve eased concerns about the path of interest rate hikes this year. The U.S. central bank, looking past the recent stock market sell-off and inflation concerns, said it expected economic growth to remain steady and saw no serious risks on the horizon that might pause its planned pace of rate hikes.

  • The Wall Street Journal2 days ago

    [$$] Meet Blue: Founder of America's Top Natural Pet Food Brand

    The Bishop family says they aren’t really the founders of Blue Buffalo pet food—old Blue is.

  • General Mills Pays Steep Price to Get Into High-Growth Business
    Bloomberg2 days ago

    General Mills Pays Steep Price to Get Into High-Growth Business

    Like many of its rivals in the food business, General Mills Inc., maker of Cheerios and Yoplait yogurt, has been in a funk. Sales are slumping as consumers change how they eat and shop.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    US STOCKS-Stocks climb as Fed eases rate concern, tech rises

    U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, buoyed by gains in technology stocks and a pullback in Treasury yields as the Federal Reserve eased concerns about the path of interest rate hikes this year. The central bank, looking past the recent stock market sell-off and inflation concerns, said it expected economic growth to remain steady and saw no serious risks on the horizon that might pause its planned pace of rate hikes.

  • Grab General Mills Inc (NYSE:GIS) Today With A Solid 3.57% Dividend Yield
    Simply Wall St.2 days ago

    Grab General Mills Inc (NYSE:GIS) Today With A Solid 3.57% Dividend Yield

    General Mills Inc (NYSE:GIS) is a true Dividend Rock Star. Its yield of 3.57% makes it one of the market’s top dividend payer. In the past ten years, General MillsRead More...

  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    Citi Will Refund $335 Million in Card Charges: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

    The charges were related to an interest-rate problem.

  • Moody's2 days ago

    Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. -- Moody's reviews Blue Buffalo's Ba2 CFR for upgrade on agreement to be acquired by General Mills

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today placed the Ba2 Corporate Family Rating, Ba2-PD Probability of Default Rating and debt instrument ratings of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. ("Blue ...

  • Reuters2 days ago

    US STOCKS-Tech stocks, Fed view help Wall Street climb

    Wall Street's main indexes rose on Friday, with gains in technology stocks helping claw back some of the week's losses, after the Federal Reserve calmed investors' nerves by saying interest rate hikes would continue as planned this year. Looking past the recent stock market sell-off and concerns about inflation, the Fed said it expected economic growth to remain steady and that it saw no serious risks on the horizon that might pause its planned pace of rate hikes.