Ratio Analysis: Unpacking General Mills, Inc. (GIS)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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After finishing at $63.30 in the prior trading day, General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) closed at $63.17, down -0.21%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.21 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.94 million shares were traded. GIS stock price reached its highest trading level at $63.56 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $62.9.


Our goal is to gain a better understanding of GIS by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 84.35 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 13.94. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.38 and its Current Ratio is at 0.65. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.42 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.23.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Bernstein on May 15, 2024, Upgraded its rating to Mkt Perform and sets its target price to $70 from $62 previously.

On February 01, 2024, Citigroup started tracking the stock assigning a Neutral rating and target price of $67.

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its Sector Perform rating for the stock on December 21, 2023, while the target price for the stock was revised from $74 to $72.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 13 ’24 when Shaffer Werner Lanette sold 710 shares for $70.57 per share. The transaction valued at 50,105 led to the insider holds 17,397 shares of the business.

Nudi Jonathon sold 10,000 shares of GIS for $692,109 on Mar 22 ’24. The Group President now owns 93,381 shares after completing the transaction at $69.21 per share. On Feb 22 ’24, another insider, MORIKIS JOHN G, who serves as the Director of the company, sold 55 shares for $65.76 each. As a result, the insider received 3,617 and left with 5,802 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, GIS now has a Market Capitalization of 35330600960 and an Enterprise Value of 48406962176. As of this moment, General’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 14.67, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 13.36. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 4.62. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.78 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 3.76. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.438 whereas that against EBITDA is 11.202.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for GIS is 0.09, which has changed by -0.18290001 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.23886502 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, GIS has reached a high of $77.63, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $60.33. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -7.76%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -4.36%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 4.10M shares per day over the past 3-months and 6469150 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 559.10M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 555.96M. Insiders hold about 0.39% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 79.31% stake in the company. Shares short for GIS as of 1718323200 were 16278385 with a Short Ratio of 3.97, compared to 1715731200 on 16436710. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 16278385 and a Short% of Float of 2.92.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, GIS’s forward annual dividend rate was 2.36, compared to 2.36 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.03728278The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.21. The current Payout Ratio is 54.78% for GIS, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-04-09 with an ex-dividend date of 1720569600. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2010-06-09 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

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