General Mills (GIS) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

The institutional investor held 27,520 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.42M, down from 36,059 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cerner Corp now has $24.05B valuation. The stock increased 1.48% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $70.42. About 1.64M shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.84% the S&P500. (NYSE:GIS) by 1.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Smith Salley & Associates increased its stake in General Mls Inc (GIS) by 559.62% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sabal Trust CO now owns 367,084 shares of the company's stock valued at $26,180,000 after buying an additional 5,071 shares in the last quarter. About 973,445 shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 10.63% since January 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 50.37% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.90 on scale of 1-5 with week's performance of 0.47%. It fall, as 81 investors sold GIS shares while 366 reduced holdings. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd accumulated 8,169 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 9,502 shares. reported 13,674 shares. Moreover, Symons Mngmt Incorporated has 3.65% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 4,971 shares. Gamco Investors Inc Et Al holds 2.21 million shares or 0.71% of its portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Corp invested in 0.12% or 1.27 million shares. The Kentucky-based Town Country Savings Bank Tru Dba First Bankers Tru has invested 0.64% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 32,420 shares. General Mills's payout ratio is presently 71.64%. Legg Mason Asset Mgmt (Japan) invested in 1.27% or 41,500 shares. If we go back to the beginning of the year, we can see that shares have changed 0.05%. Oakworth Capital accumulated 0.17% or 12,478 shares.

Dearborn Partners LLC lessened its position in General Mills, Inc. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 9% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 66 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained General Mills, Inc. Bernstein downgraded the shares of GIS in report on Tuesday, March 21 to "Underperform" rating. The stock's average target of $58.72 is 1.25% above today's ($57.9965) share price. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Monday, August 7 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Tuesday, February 16 by Morgan Stanley. Bank of America maintained General Mills, Inc. The stock of Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, March 20 by Goldman Sachs.

Analysts look at liquidity and leverage ratios to assess how easily a company can cover its liabilities. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, September 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale to "Hold" on Wednesday, November 8. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, June 17.

The stock of Gridsum Holding Inc. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, December 7 by Jefferies. The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.26, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. Cincinnati Finance Corporation invested in 1.26% or 534,000 shares. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 401.33 million shares or 2.97% more from 389.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 103,471 are held by Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Azimuth Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.03% or 8,829 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:BIIB). Plante Moran Advisors Limited Liability invested in 315 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Pitcairn Communications invested in 0.16% or 4,583 shares. Williams Jones Assoc Limited reported 8,815 shares stake. Hudson Valley Invest Advsr Inc Adv, a New York-based fund reported 15,233 shares. Sigma Planning has invested 0.02% in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN). Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 0.1% or 250,000 shares. The institutional investor owned 73,903 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 18,330 shares during the period. Whitnell & Company reported 5,700 shares.

Old Republic International Corp decreased Mcdonalds Corp (NYSE:MCD) stake by 149,800 shares to 258,400 valued at $40.49M in 2017Q3. It also upped Price T Rowe Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) stake by 9,138 shares and now owns 12,747 shares. Waters Corp (NYSE:WAT) was raised too.

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