2 Reasons Why You Should Consider Adding General Mills To Your Portfolio

Sep. 08, 2022 7:09 AM ETGeneral Mills, Inc. (GIS)13 Comments
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  • General Mills' financial performance is not likely to be significantly impacted by consumer sentiment.
  • Further, GIS has a strong track record of outperforming the broader market during times of low consumer confidence.
  • The firm is paying a safe and sustainable dividend, while it is also buying back its shares. The share repurchases are expected to substantially increase in FY2022.
  • For these reasons we currently rate GIS as "buy".

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General Mills (NYSE:GIS) manufactures and markets branded consumer foods worldwide. It offers a wide variety of products ranging from ready-to-eat goods through dessert and baking mixes to frozen and shelf-stable vegetables.

General Mills stock price has

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US Consumer confidence

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GIS shareholder return

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