Gavekal Capital buys $19,455,666 stake in General Mills (GIS)

General Mills (GIS) : Gavekal Capital scooped up 12,990 additional shares in General Mills during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 21, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 273,177 shares of General Mills which is valued at $19,455,666.General Mills makes up approximately 5.77% of Gavekal Capital’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cibc World Markets boosted its stake in GIS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 61,201 additional shares and now holds a total of 130,654 shares of General Mills which is valued at $9,305,178. General Mills makes up approx 0.04% of Cibc World Markets’s portfolio.Tnb Financial boosted its stake in GIS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,987 additional shares and now holds a total of 15,350 shares of General Mills which is valued at $1,100,595. General Mills makes up approx 0.28% of Tnb Financial’s portfolio.Parasol Investment Management reduced its stake in GIS by selling 593 shares or 7.81% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 7,000 shares of GIS which is valued at $505,960. General Mills makes up approx 0.52% of Parasol Investment Management’s portfolio.Murphy Pohlad Asset Management reduced its stake in GIS by selling 495 shares or 1.36% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 35,946 shares of GIS which is valued at $2,585,955. General Mills makes up approx 1.87% of Murphy Pohlad Asset Management’s portfolio.Next Financial Group Inc boosted its stake in GIS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 977 additional shares and now holds a total of 11,735 shares of General Mills which is valued at $850,318. General Mills makes up approx 0.27% of Next Financial Group Inc’s portfolio.

General Mills opened for trading at $70.51 and hit $71.44 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $71.34, with a gain of 1.12% or 0.79 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 27,24,541 shares. Company has a market cap of $42,591 M.

On the company’s financial health, General Mills reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Jun 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.60. The company had revenue of $3928.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3860.63 million. The company’s revenue was down -8.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.75 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on General Mills. Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Jul 6, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 71 from a previous price target of $60 .General Mills was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Jun 30, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jun 30, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 73 from a previous price target of $70 .

General Mills Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The Company is also a supplier of branded and unbranded food products to the North American foodservice and commercial baking industries. The Company is organized into three operating segments: U.S. Retail International and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. The Company offers a range of food products with a focus on five categories: ready-to-eat cereal; convenient meals including meal kits ethnic meals pizza soup side dish mixes frozen breakfast and frozen entrees; snacks including grain fruit and savory snacks nutrition bars and frozen hot snacks; yogurt and super-premium ice cream. The Company’s other product categories include baking mixes and ingredients; refrigerated and frozen dough and frozen and shelf-stable vegetables. The Company has 50% interests in two joint ventures that manufacture and market food products.

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