General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 08, 2014

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General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.41 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GIS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.89% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $51.25, the dividend yield is 3.2%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GIS was $51.25, representing a -3.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.07 and a 10.98% increase over the 52 week low of $46.18.

GIS is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ) and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. ( KRFT ). GIS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.73. Zacks Investment Research reports GIS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.47%, compared to an industry average of 6.6%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GIS Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to GIS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GIS as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( ACWV )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV )
  • iShares MSCI USA Size Factor ( SIZE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SIZE with an increase of 13.36% over the last 100 days. PBJ has the highest percent weighting of GIS at 4.75%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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