Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, food giant General Mills (NYSE: GIS ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at General Mills' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
General Mills facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Minneapolis (1928)|
|Market Cap||$24.5 billion|
|Industry||Packaged foods and meats|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$16.2 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Kendall Powell
Vice President/CFO Donal Mulligan
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||25.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$486.1 million / $7.6 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 1,142 members who have rated General Mills believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
They pay a $1.22 annual dividend. I feel it is one more good one to help stabilize a portfolio during rough times. It provides multi-decade inflation fighting element. It also only went down 33% during the Great recession. This will add some protection.
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