West Chester Capital Advisors Inc Lowers stake in General Mills (GIS)

General Mills (GIS) : West Chester Capital Advisors Inc reduced its stake in General Mills by 2.61% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 13,095 shares of General Mills which is valued at $930,662 after selling 351 shares in General Mills , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 8, 2016.General Mills makes up approximately 1.35% of West Chester Capital Advisors Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Argent Capital Management boosted its stake in GIS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,278 additional shares and now holds a total of 319,148 shares of General Mills which is valued at $22,681,848. General Mills makes up approx 0.96% of Argent Capital Management’s portfolio.Haverford Trust Co reduced its stake in GIS by selling 1,213 shares or 4.71% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 24,554 shares of GIS which is valued at $1,732,285. General Mills makes up approx 0.04% of Haverford Trust Co’s portfolio.Wendell David Associates Inc reduced its stake in GIS by selling 7,432 shares or 65.69% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,882 shares of GIS which is valued at $278,339. General Mills makes up approx 0.05% of Wendell David Associates Inc’s portfolio.Americafirst Capital Management boosted its stake in GIS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,936 additional shares and now holds a total of 34,140 shares of General Mills which is valued at $2,447,838. General Mills makes up approx 1.69% of Americafirst Capital Management’s portfolio.Culbertson A N Co Inc boosted its stake in GIS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,800 additional shares and now holds a total of 46,451 shares of General Mills which is valued at $3,341,685. General Mills makes up approx 1.21% of Culbertson A N Co Inc’s portfolio.

General Mills closed down -0.13 points or -0.18% at $71.04 with 20,96,208 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $71.03, the shares hit an intraday low of $70.78 and an intraday high of $71.165 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

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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