General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 08, 2013

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General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GIS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.2% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $49.02, the dividend yield is 3.1%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GIS was $49.02, representing a -0.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.37 and a 33.39% increase over the 52 week low of $36.75.

GIS is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Unilever PLC ( UL ) and Unilever NV ( UN ). 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 2013 as 5.12%, compared to an industry average of 8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GIS Dividend History page.

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 )
  • FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund ( RAVI )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
  • IQ ARB Global Resources ETF ( GRES )
  • iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( USMV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PBJ with an increase of 16.7% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GIS at 4.84%.



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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