General Mills' Rancid Cereals

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Excerpt from today's Wall Street Journal annotated summary:

General Mills' Net Falls 52%

  • Summary: General Mills' results for the quarter ending May 28th: revenue up 4.6% year over year to $2.85 billion, net income down 52% to $222 million due to a one-time gain on an asset sale last year. Yoplait yogurt division sales up 14%, meals division sales up 7%, cereals division sales down 1%, Pillsbury USA division sales down 1%. CEO Steve Sanger said General Mills raised prices on cereals too much and lost market share as a result.
  • Comment on related stocks/ETFs: Jim Cramer views General Mills (NYSE:GIS) as a consistent growth stock that will buy back stock and raise dividends.