Media stories about General Mills (NYSE:GIS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. General Mills earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5178553047389 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) opened at 53.72 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $31.00 billion, a PE ratio of 19.39 and a beta of 0.62. General Mills has a 12 month low of $52.76 and a 12 month high of $71.33. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $55.52 and its 200 day moving average is $57.26.

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June 28th. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.71 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $3.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.75 billion. General Mills had a return on equity of 38.97% and a net margin of 10.61%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.66 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that General Mills will post $3.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of General Mills from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, June 19th. UBS Group AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $61.00 target price (down previously from $63.00) on shares of General Mills in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a $56.00 target price (down previously from $57.00) on shares of General Mills in a report on Monday, June 19th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $58.00 target price (down previously from $59.00) on shares of General Mills in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $67.00 target price on shares of General Mills in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $59.93.

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About General Mills

General Mills, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The Company is a supplier of branded and unbranded food products to the North American foodservice and commercial baking industries. The Company has three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice.

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