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

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General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 08, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share scheduled for February 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GIS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that GIS has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of GIS was $41.34, representing a -1.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.88 and a 12.49% 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 $2.71. Zacks Investment Research reports GIS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.69%, compared to an industry average of 2.9%.

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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PBJ with an increase of 1.49% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GIS at 4.94%.



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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Referenced Stocks: GIS , PBJ , UL , UN

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