General Mills, Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Unilever NV (
). 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
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 (
- FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund (
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples (
- IQ ARB Global Resources ETF (
- iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund (
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%.