Keating Investment Counselors Inc buys $6,628,960 stake in General Mills (GIS)

General Mills (GIS) : Keating Investment Counselors Inc scooped up 2,600 additional shares in General Mills during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 3, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 94,998 shares of General Mills which is valued at $6,628,960.General Mills makes up approximately 3.26% of Keating Investment Counselors Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , New Mexico Educational Retirement Board boosted its stake in GIS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,200 additional shares and now holds a total of 69,312 shares of General Mills which is valued at $4,836,591. General Mills makes up approx 0.21% of New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s portfolio.Huntington National Bank reduced its stake in GIS by selling 9,216 shares or 5.55% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 156,889 shares of GIS which is valued at $11,068,519. General Mills makes up approx 0.27% of Huntington National Bank’s portfolio.Bollard Group boosted its stake in GIS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 234 additional shares and now holds a total of 39,498 shares of General Mills which is valued at $2,813,048. General Mills makes up approx 0.19% of Bollard Group’s portfolio.First Quadrant L Pca reduced its stake in GIS by selling 275,200 shares or 99.17% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,300 shares of GIS which is valued at $164,910.

General Mills opened for trading at $70.49 and hit $70.88 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $70.63, with a gain of 0.11% or 0.08 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 24,28,695 shares. Company has a market cap of $42,168 M.

On the company’s financial health, General Mills reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Jun 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.60. The company had revenue of $3928.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3860.63 million. The company’s revenue was down -8.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.75 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on General Mills. Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Jul 6, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 71 from a previous price target of $60 .General Mills was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Jun 30, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jun 30, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 73 from a previous price target of $70 .

General Mills Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The Company is also a supplier of branded and unbranded food products to the North American foodservice and commercial baking industries. The Company is organized into three operating segments: U.S. Retail International and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. The Company offers a range of food products with a focus on five categories: ready-to-eat cereal; convenient meals including meal kits ethnic meals pizza soup side dish mixes frozen breakfast and frozen entrees; snacks including grain fruit and savory snacks nutrition bars and frozen hot snacks; yogurt and super-premium ice cream. The Company’s other product categories include baking mixes and ingredients; refrigerated and frozen dough and frozen and shelf-stable vegetables. The Company has 50% interests in two joint ventures that manufacture and market food products.

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