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While the $8 billion price tag is rich, the deal gives General Mills an especially big presence in the fast-growing premium pet food market. It's surged 33 percent over the last five years as pet owners increasingly treat their dogs like members of the family, replete with pricey specialty diets. High-end foods ...
NEW YORK -- The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls: General Mills said yesterday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion. It's a return to the pet business for the more than 150-year-old company, which used to sell food for cats, dogs and birds back in the 1950s.

General Mills agreed to buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products for about $8 billion, adding the maker of natural dog and cat food to a portfolio that includes Haagen-Dazs ice cream and Cheerios cereal. The Minneapolis-based company plans to pay $40 a share for Blue Buffalo, which sells "antioxidant-rich" dog ...
(Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion (5.72 billion pounds), foraying into a fast-growing pet food market to counter declining sales of processed foods. The acquisition announced Friday is the latest by a major food ...
General Mills is moving into the pet food business with a deal to buy Blue Buffalo (Nasdaq:BUFF) for $40 a share, or nearly $8B in cash. The transaction, which will help the company offset intensifying competition in the packaged food industry, is expected to be neutral to General Mills' (nyse:GIS) cash ...

S&P Global Ratings downgraded General Mills Inc. to BBB from BBB-plus on Friday, after the company said it is acquiring Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. BUFF, +17.23% for about $8.0 billion. The new rating is just two notches above speculative, or "junk" status. The rating agency said it expects General ...
General Mills Inc. GIS, -3.59% said Friday it's purchasing pet foods maker Blue Buffalo Inc. BUFF, +17.23% for $40 a share in cash, or roughly $8 billion. General Mills said the deal will immediately add to its net sales growth and operating margin profile, and is expected to be neutral to cash per-share ...
Dealmakers just couldn't make it through the weekend. A touch of Merger Monday has seemingly squeaked out on an otherwise run-of-the-mill Friday here on Wall Street: General Mills Inc. (GIS - Get Report) proved it's starting to think outside the (cereal) box, announcing an $8 billion deal for organic pet ...
General Mills is launching Liberte Origins in the United Kingdom and Pillsbury Choco Cookie bars in India. ... A cornerstone of General Mills' innovation strategy involves expanding local platforms globally. Whether it is ... General Mills' Old El Paso business "lends itself to e-commerce," Mr. Harmening said.
General Mills, Inc. (nyse:GIS) closed at $54.72 a share in the latest session and the stock value rose almost -7.71% since the beginning of this year. The company has managed to keep price to sales ratio of 2.00 against an industry average of 1.89. The price to sales ratio is the ratio of the market value of ...
General Mills logo Westpac Banking Corp grew its position in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) by 6.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 109,972 shares of the company's stock after buying an ...
General Mills (nyse: GIS) and Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and ...
Fun fact: Lucky Charms are a mash up cereal of sorts, developed when General Mills "challenged a team of product developers to use the available manufacturing capacity from either of General Mills' two principal cereal products -- Wheaties or Cheerios -- and do something unique. [A man named John] ...
Sonia Vora: We recently upgraded our economic moat rating for General Mills to wide from narrow to reflect our greater confidence in the durability of its brand-intangible assets and favorable cost structure. The firm's portfolio includes several well-known brands, like Cheerios and Yoplait, which have ...
The Gordson Hollis Price Index Saturation or Gordson Hollis PIS level indicator uses a combination of volume continuity analysis and historical price deviation to create a discernable buy or sell signal. Gordson Hollis labeled these signals (full and empty). Gordson Hollis has argued that the only logical way ...
General Mills, Inc. (nyse:GIS) and Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) are both consumer Goods companies that recently hit new low. Many investors are wondering what to do with these names trading at such extreme levels. To determine if one is a better investment than the other, we will compare the ...

Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn't want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value? One way to find these companies is by ...
General Mills, Inc. (nyse:GIS) has a beta of 0.62, compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are less extreme than the market as a whole. GIS therefore has an below average level of market risk. During the past couple of weeks, GIS average daily volatility was ...
Investment company Sowell Financial Services LLC buys General Mills Inc, iShares J.P. Morgan USD emerging markets Bond ETF, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, SPDR S&P Regional Banking, Amazon.com Inc, PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund Exchange-Tr, iShares Edge MSCI USA ...
General Mills, Inc. (GIS) is an interesting player in the consumer Goods space, with a focus on Processed & Packaged Goods. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $60.20, up from yesterday's close by 0.10%. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer ...
General Mills, in partnership with Rube Goldberg, Incorporated, has put out cereal boxes that can be transformed into one of six Rube Goldberg-type machines. The specially-marked boxes include Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Lucky Charms, and Reese's Puffs. Each box ...
General Mills Inc. is one of at least three companies making a run at Boxed, an e-commerce startup that delivers bulk goods to customers across the country. The New York Post included the Golden Valley-based food company as one of the companies interested in investing with New York-based Boxed, ...
General Mills logo news headlines about General Mills (nyse:GIS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies ...
General Mills logo General Mills (nyse:GIS) was upgraded by Piper Jaffray companies from an "underweight" rating to a "neutral" rating in a report issued on Wednesday, January 3rd, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage currently has a $63.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies' target price ...
Minnesota-based food giant General Mills has announced plans to invest in Urban Remedy, a California-based company specializing in plant-based ready-to-eat meals and cold-pressed juices and drinks. The $17 million round of Series B funding comes via 301 Inc., the General mill investment group.
Osceola County Commission on Aging Director Scott Schryer at a meeting of the Board of Commissioners, which approved the organization to accept a $5,000 grant from General Mills to be used to help feed area seniors. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. REED CITY -- A multinational company with ...
General Mills Inc. is investing in a California food company that specializes in plant-based ready-to-eat meals, snacks, and cold pressed juices. Urban Remedy, a Point Richmond, Calif.-based direct-to-consumer and retail company, announced earlier this week it had closed a $17 million Series B round of ...
Plant-based food and beverage brand Urban Remedy has closed a $17 million series B fundraising round with lead investment from 301 Inc, the venture capital arm of General Mills. California-based Urban Remedy produces plant-based meals, snacks and cold-pressed organic juices. It was founded in ...
General Mills seems to have it out for your New Year's resolutions. The Golden Valley-based company on Thursday made its semiannual announcement of new products that have just hit store shelves -- or soon will. The offerings tilt heavily toward chocolate, peanuts and fruity sweetness: Chocolate ...
Law360, New York (January 2, 2018, 5:09 PM EST) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday ordered a group of laid-off General Mills employees to take their age bias claims to arbitration, pointing to an Eighth Circuit decision from April sending another set of claims to arbitration per an identical clause in the workers' ...
If you're trying to cut back on sugar, avoiding the cereal aisle is probably a smart move. While Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cookie Crisp are always tempting, General Mills just mic-dropped the cereal world by combining Lucky Charms marshmallows with Tony-the-Tiger-style Frosted Flakes. Already ...
When I think about General Mills (nyse:GIS), I think about the cereal that I used to eat at breakfast when I was a child. Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch were among my favorites. But General Mills offers much more than cereal. Indeed, it offers more than 100 brands in different food ...
General Mills (GIS) has surged back to life over the past month. That's a welcome relief for shareholders. GIS stock reached as high as 72 per share in early 2016 as the hunt for yield reached its crescendo. Since then, interest rates have started to move up, cooling the rush for safe low-beta dividend stocks, ...
"Compelling consumer news" has been a theme across General Mills' top brands, Mr. Nudi said, adding that the company will look to extend its cereal momentum in the second half behind some exciting innovation and impactful marketing executions. chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, which launched in ...
What difference can a single product make for a massive food business? Well, apparently, if that new product puts a peanut butter cup twist on a beloved cereal, it can make a huge difference. General Mills has credited chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios with helping to revive the company's flagging cereal ...
General Mills raised its full-year organic sales growth forecast and posted second-quarter sales above Wall Street estimates, helped by new products such as Cheerios peanut butter cereal and strong demand for Nature Valley granola bars. With new players entering the competitive packaged food industry, ...
Local Briefs. General Mills hosts retiree luncheon. Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 10:05 am. Hannibal, Mo. -- The Hannibal General Mills retiree luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Hannibal Country Club, located at 1200 Country Club Drive, Hannibal, Mo.
General Mills is the epitome of a boring consumer staple, with little that is sexy or exciting to capture your imagination. The company is fairly valued currently and it appears buyable for a long-term investment at these levels. Consumer trends are forcing changes to happen at General Mills faster than ...
Back in October, General Mills announced that the company was sponsoring the 2018 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. Since 1988, the event has encouraged students of all ages to invent their own pointlessly complex machines in the style of Rube Goldberg. Thanks to the cereal kingpin's participation in ...
(CNN/Meredith) - General Mills - in partnership with Rube Goldberg, Incorporated - has put out cereal boxes that can be transformed into one of six rube Goldberg-type machines. The specially-marked boxes include Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Lucky Charms, and ...
(KRON/CNN) -- Your next box of cereal could now be turned into a simple machine. General Mills partnered with Rube Goldberg and put out cereal boxes that can be transformed into one of six Rube Goldberg-type machines. The specially-marked boxes include Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa ...
Urban Remedy, a plant-based food company specializing in organic ready-to-eat meals, snacks, and cold pressed juices, has closed a $17m series B fundraising round with lead investment from 301 INC, General Mills' venture arm, and attracted natural products industry veteran John Foraker to its board of ...
Minneapolis -- General Mills Inc. has launched the General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, an initiative designed to encourage youth aged 13 to 21 to share their ideas on addressing hunger relief and sustainable agriculture. As part of the program, several young innovators will be ...
Minneapolis -- General Mills, Inc. has launched the General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, an initiative designed to encourage youth aged 13 to 21 to share their ideas on addressing hunger relief and sustainable agriculture. As part of the program, several young innovators will be ...
The Golden Valley-based food company may be in the process of rolling out a version of Lucky Charms marshmallow cereal with "frosted flakes" -- not the cereal of that name made by arch-rival Kellogg Co., mind you, but probably close enough for the sort of cereal fan who can't decide between ...
Shares of General Mills (GIS) are moving on volatility today -1.09% or -0.56 from the open. The nyse listed company saw a recent bid of 50.78 ...
This is a real time view of the critical technical pivot points for General Mills Inc (nyse:GIS) . The technical pivot points we look at all surround ...
General Mills, Inc. (nyse:GIS) shares were trading lower by -0.81 percent ($-0.42) at $51.34 a piece in Saturday's session. It had closed the ...
General Mills (GIS) is an iconic company that I've owned before, but sold due to valuation concerns and declining business prospects.


 

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