General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 07, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.44 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 02, 2015. Shareholders who purchased GIS 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. At the current stock price of $57.22, the dividend yield is 3.08%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GIS was $57.22, representing a -4.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.87 and a 20.64% increase over the 52 week low of $47.43.
GIS is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as The Kraft Heinz Company ( KHC ) and Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ). GIS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.11. Zacks Investment Research reports GIS's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 1.54%, compared to an industry average of 2.1%.
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 1.53% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GIS at 4.84%.