General Mills got a rating downgrade from Goldman Sachs analysts, leading to its shares slumping on Wednesday.
Analyst Jason English lowered his rating on the company's stock to sell from neutral. He also reduced his 12-month price target to $41 from $40.
While the consumer food company’s shares have had an almost +24% rally year-to-date, English seems to think that a slowdown in performance is inevitable.
English’s projections on General Mills’ revenue for each quarter through 2021 are lower than the Wall Street consensus. Although he believes that the company’s earnings could beat consensus estimates by two cents a share when it reports its results next month, he also seems to think that earnings will most likely fall short of consensus expectations going forward.
The company has had its share of challenges in recent times. In January, it voluntarily recalled certain bags of its Gold Medal branded unbleached flour over salmonella concerns.
However, there could be some potential tailwinds (atleast for the near-term). On Wednesday, General Mills released its preliminary fiscal-fourth quarter results for its pet food unit, where net sales climbed +38%.
General Mills shares ended -5.5% down on Wednesday, following Goldman Sachs analysts’ bleak outlook for the company’s future prospects.
The 10-day moving average for GIS crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on May 30, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 19 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on May 18, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on GIS as a result. In of 99 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
GIS moved below its 50-day moving average on May 22, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where GIS declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The RSI Indicator shows that the ticker has stayed in the oversold zone for 6 days. The price of this ticker is presumed to bounce back soon, since the longer the ticker stays in the oversold zone, the more promptly an Uptrend is expected.
The Stochastic Oscillator shows that the ticker has stayed in the oversold zone for 6 days. The price of this ticker is presumed to bounce back soon, since the longer the ticker stays in the oversold zone, the more promptly an upward trend is expected.
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where GIS advanced for three days, in of 362 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
GIS may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 243 cases where GIS Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 80, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (4.831) is normal, around the industry mean (10.010). P/E Ratio (18.182) is within average values for comparable stocks, (34.795). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.561) is also within normal values, averaging (2.656). Dividend Yield (0.026) settles around the average of (0.057) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (2.548) is also within normal values, averaging (7.312).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. GIS’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, GIS has been closely correlated with CPB. These tickers have moved in lockstep 72% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if GIS jumps, then CPB could also see price increases.