GIS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. General Mills Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday

    January 5, 2017
    General Mills will send its dividend payment on Feb. 1 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 10.
  2. General Mills Reorganizes, Cuts 400 to 600 Jobs

    December 5, 2016
    For some employees at General Mills (NYSE: GIS), which makes Cheerios, Kix, and Lucky Charms, the end of the rainbow has ...
  3. A New Cereal with a Familiar Ring (GIS)

    October 26, 2016
    General Mills is always innovating. Some hit, some miss.
  4. General Mills Announces Girl Scout Cookie Cereal (GIS)

    October 24, 2016
    General Mills' cereal line just got a whole lot sweeter.
  5. General Mills VC Arm Targets Small Startups (GIS)

    October 18, 2016
    General Mills' venture-capital arm, 301 Inc., has shifted its focus away from mid-sized brands to younger startups.
  6. General Mills's International Leader is Out (GIS)

    October 13, 2016
    No reason for the departure provided, but we can speculate.
  7. General Mills Expanding Its Buffalo Facility (GIS)

    October 10, 2016
    A $25 million investment is good news for local workers.
  8. General Mills Cereals vs. Sugar (GIS)

    October 4, 2016
    General Mills is constantly under pressure to reduce its sugar content. Let’s see if it’s winning or losing that battle.
  9. The New Progresso Soup Has Arrived (GIS)

    September 28, 2016
    A lot of positive changes, but will it matter for General Mills?
  10. General Mills Will Give Them What They Want (GIS)

    September 23, 2016
    General Mills has seen some sales declines, but it has a simple adjustment strategy.
  11. General Mills Sales Down, Expectations Firm (GIS)

    September 21, 2016
    Despite the sales decline, the company's expectations did not. Details here.
  12. General Mills Makes Another Cereal Gluten-Free

    September 20, 2016
    People who have Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance can now experience magical deliciousness in their breakfast bowl. ...
  13. General Mills Sees Growth in Old El Paso (GIS)

    September 19, 2016
    General Mills looks to capitalize on the growing popularity of Mexican food.
  14. General Mills Goes Big on Yogurt (GIS)

    September 19, 2016
    With Yoplait sales fading, General Mills needed to make a move.
  15. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks Vulnerable To a Sell Off (GIS, CAG)

    September 14, 2016
    Thinking about investing for dividend yield? Here is a consumer staples stock list of companies that could potentially sell ...
  16. General Mills Closes Plant & Cuts Headcount (GIS)

    September 13, 2016
    Company is trimming costs as part of a restructuring of its global supply chain.
  17. General Mills Goes Tiny to Get Bigger (GIS)

    September 13, 2016
    If Tiny Toast resonates with consumers, it could change the company's place at the breakfast table.
  18. Best Roth IRA Stocks for 2016 (HCN, MO)

    September 9, 2016
    The best Roth IRA stocks combine to create a growing stream of dividends with steady capital appreciation and low risk of ...
  19. General Mills Reveals 2017 Fiscal Targets (GIS)

    September 7, 2016
    Modest expectations from consumer foods maker do not change its long-term strengths.
  20. General Mills Demands Diversity in Advertising (GIS)

    September 1, 2016
    Advertising firms that want to pitch the company must show they are inclusive on gender and ethnicity.
  21. Top 7 Companies Owned by General Mills (GIS)

    August 30, 2016
    These 7 businesses owned by General Mills play an important role.
  22. Is Kellogg's Boosted Dividend Sustainable?

    July 29, 2016
    It's time for an extra scoop of cash from cereal and snacks incumbent Kellogg (NYSE: K). The company has bumped its quarterly ...
  23. General Mills to Lay Off Another 1,400 Workers

    July 22, 2016
    It wasn't that long ago that General Mills' (NYSE: GIS) cereal business was in real trouble, suffering from year-over-year ...
  24. Kellogg Tries Moving Cereal to the Produce Section

    July 13, 2016
    Cereal maker Kellogg (NYSE: K) is looking more desperate in its attempts to boost sales. Earlier this month it launched ...
  25. A Look Inside the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV, GIS)

    July 8, 2016
    The USMV, which has $14.8 trillion in net assets, is designed to not only track the investment results of U.S.-based equities ...
  26. General Mills Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (GIS)

    July 6, 2016
    General Mills will send its dividend payment on August 1 to shareholders of record as of July 11.
  27. General Mills Expands Flour Recall

    July 5, 2016
    General Mills (NYSE: GIS) recently expanded its recall of flour products after reports of illness caused by the consumption ...
  28. Kellogg's Tries a New Way to Promote Cereal

    July 2, 2016
    Cereal sales have suffered for Kellogg's (NYSE: K) in recent years, in part because millennials find the idea of assembling ...
  29. General Mills Stock Pops 5% on Q4 Beat (GIS)

    July 1, 2016
    The Cheerios and Yoplait yogurt maker beat Wall Street's fourth quarter revenue and earnings expectations, driven by cost ...
  30. General Mills Stock Rises Ahead of Q4 Earnings (GIS)

    June 28, 2016
    Wall Street expects the packaged food company to deliver year-over-year declines in both revenue and profits.
  31. Kellogg's Launches VC Fund to Back Food Startups (K, GIS)

    June 21, 2016
    Kellogg's has launched a venture capital fund that will invest $100 million in upcoming food startups.
  32. Will This General Mills Move Revive Cereal Sales?

    June 7, 2016
    Cereal sales have been slipping for years as Americans turn to healthier fare in the morning -- or at least, foods that ...
  33. General Mills Turning Into a Venture Capital Firm

    May 20, 2016
    It's not enough for food manufacturers to simply develop new products internally, as those experiments can be much too costly ...
  34. 5 Stocks to Hold Forever

    May 18, 2016
    Based on market share and fundamentals, it would be difficult to lose if you held these five stocks long term.
  35. Is General Mills a Hedge Fund Takeover Target?

    May 11, 2016
    Cereal maker General Mills (NYSE: GIS) has been the subject of M&A rumors before, and those discussions have just as ...
  36. General Mills Mentioned as Takeover Target (GIS)

    May 11, 2016
    An offer of $86 per share amounts to a premium of 35%, a hefty premium.
  37. Kellogg Will Raise Its Dividend, But Not Quite Yet

    May 2, 2016
    Like hungry people waiting for breakfast to be served, shareholders in Kellogg will have to bide their time before the company's ...
  38. 5 Consumer Stocks 'Big Money' Bets With (KO, PEP)

    April 22, 2016
    Investors favoring reliable returns should consider slow-and-steady stocks. One way to find such lower-risk stocks is to ...
  39. Coca-Cola Agrees to Change Vitaminwater Label

    April 11, 2016
    Even if a company follows the letter of the law and properly labels all of the ingredients its products contain, it can ...
  40. Campbell Soup Is Launching a Venture Capital Fund (CPB)

    February 19, 2016
    Acre Venture Partners will invest in food startups.
  41. 6 Stocks Retirees Should Consider in 2016 (JNJ,RAI,MSFT,SYY,GIS)

    February 16, 2016
    These stocks don't just pay relatively generous dividends. They're also likely to be able, like Leonardo di Caprio, to survive ...
  42. 5 'Boring' Dividend Stocks for a Market Sell-off

    January 26, 2016
    Finding the right dividend stocks for bear markets isn't about seeking the highest yield. Instead, consider these five fiscally-solid ...
  43. Consumer Defensive Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    January 14, 2016
    These eight consumer defensive stocks meet strict objective parameters for top-tier investment potential in 2016.
  44. Top 3 Resilient Stocks for a Bear Market

    January 7, 2016
    These three stocks offer resiliency and safe dividends in a bear market.
  45. Are These the Top Dividend-Paying Stocks of 2016?

    January 7, 2016
    These five dividend-paying stocks have the potential to outperform in 2016 when it comes to total return.
  46. Triangle Stock Breakouts to Kick Off 2016 (GIS, SEM)

    January 4, 2016
    These stocks are near triangle chart pattern breakout points, presenting trading opportunities to kick off 2016.
  47. 3 Stocks that Are Top Bets for Retirement

    October 7, 2015
    These three stocks are resilient, fundamentally sound and also pay generous dividends.
  48. General Mills Goes Small With Sale of Green Giant (BGS, CPB)

    September 3, 2015
    Growing consumer aversion to processed and packaged foods continues to take its toll on cereal maker General Mills (NYSE: ...
  49. Lifeway Foods Increasing Kefir Production Fivefold (LWAY, DANOY)

    August 28, 2015
    Probiotics, or the so-called "good bacteria" in your gut, have gone mainstream, and Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ: LWAY), as the ...
  50. ConAgra Goes BPA-Free (CGA, CPB)

    August 6, 2015
    BPA is PNG, persona non grata. ConAgra (NYSE: CGA) is the latest food company to eliminate usage of the controversial chemical ...
  51. General Mills No Longer Lucky or Charmed (GIS)

    July 17, 2015
    It appears consumers no longer have the appetite for General Mills (NYSE: GIS), causing the cereal maker to dramatically ...
  52. America's Beloved Restaurants: Should You Invest?

    July 16, 2015
    Should you invest in the country's most favorite restaurant brands?
  53. General Mills Losing Most Important Meal of the Day (GIS, K)

    July 3, 2015
    General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is becoming a bigger fish in a smaller pond as cereal sales continue to decline but its share ...
  54. Stocks and ETFs for a Teetering Stock Market (UUP, GIS)

    June 17, 2015
    Here's what investors should do when the stock market is teetering.
  55. Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These Investments

    May 8, 2015
    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  56. Top 10 Stocks for Retirement Portfolios (ADP, PG)

    April 14, 2015
    Certain stocks are popular retirement portfolio options, but not all are as impressive as they used to be. Time to reevaluate? ...
  57. Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

    August 8, 2014
    These are consumer goods products that sell quickly at relatively low cost – items such as milk, gum, fruit and vegetables, ...
  58. Weaker Organic Growth Creating An Opportunity In Nestle

    August 12, 2013
    Slightly underwhelming organic growth has created an opportunity in Nestle shares for long-term investors
  59. Campbell Soup Shows That Shoppers More Price-Sensitive Than Investors

    May 21, 2013
    Campbell Soup remains volatile, but investors haven't minded
  60. Pinnacle Foods Gains 11% In IPO Debut--Now What?

    April 2, 2013
    Blackstone Group brought Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) to market March 28. The maker of Vlasic pickles and other well known brands ...
  61. Post Cereal Worth Holding

    March 30, 2012
    Post is just getting going on its own, but could be an interesting investing story as spinoffs generally have a solid performance ...
  62. 3 Reasons To Own Hershey

    November 17, 2011
    Hershey's sits at less than 10% from its 52-week high. Despite the lofty price, we discuss three reasons why it shouldn't ...
  63. General Mills Tops Competition

    March 29, 2011
    General Mills has a solid record of leveraging mid-single-digit sales growth into higher profit increases.
  64. Unilever: U.K.'s Go-To Company

    January 27, 2011
    Looking ahead, Unilever is in an excellent position to deliver solid growth, cash flow and return on invested capital over ...
  65. What's Your Stock's Repurchase Premium?

    December 23, 2010
    Take a closer look at your favorite stock's statement of equity; you never know what you're going to find
  66. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.
  67. Is Campbells Um Um Good?

    February 23, 2010
    Campbell's role as a staple in American kitchens has helped it weather the recession, but it still faces big challenges. ...
  68. A Different Magic Formula

    February 23, 2010
    Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula is very useful when comparing some of the biggest processed and packaged goods companies ...
  69. Frozen Pizza: A Sizzling Investment

    January 13, 2010
    As long as Americans are pressed for time and money, frozen pizza is likely to remain a staple. Find out how to cash in on ...
  70. A Sugar High For Your Portfolio

    August 24, 2009
    Weather conditions have dampened sugar production, but the world's raging sweet tooth make this a great opportunity for investors. ...