Are Analysts Turning Critical? - Mattel, Inc. (MAT), General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 1.89, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 7.61. Hanson McClain Inc. raised its position in shares of General Mills by 1.5% in the first quarter. It has underperformed by 27.33% the S&P500.

Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in American Express Company (AXP) by 9.5% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,506 shares of the company's stock worth $146,000 after acquiring an additional 627 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 39,767 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.35M, down from 43,940 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

A few other fundamental data points to look at include a current ratio of and a profit margin of 10.70%, indicating underlying health of the company. Archford Cap Strategies Ltd accumulated 1,476 shares or 0.02% of the stock. About 282,310 shares traded. It has outperformed by 5.71% the S&P500.

GIS's mean recommendation on Reuter's scale presents no change from 3.05 thirty days ago to 3.05 now, which indicates a sell consensus from the analyst community. It increased, as 73 investors sold GIS shares while 363 reduced holdings. Its down 0.04, from 0.74 in 2017Q1. 93 funds opened positions while 344 raised stakes. The company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.76 by ($0.05).

16 analysts on average are expecting General Mills, Inc.to report earnings of $0.71 per share for the current quarter. (NYSE:GIS) or 133,880 shares. Sun Life Inc holds 0.04% or 2,287 shares. Albert D Mason Incorporated holds 4,540 shares or 0.54% of its portfolio. Flossbach Von Storch AG acquired a new position in shares of General Mills in the 2nd quarter valued at $227,578,000. (NYSE:GIS) on Wednesday, September 6 with "Hold" rating. Waldron LP purchased a new stake in General Mills during the first quarter worth about $420,000. (NYSE:GIS) for 31,273 shares. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, May 11 to "Neutral". Ramsay Stattman Vela And Price Inc holds 0.11% or 4,425 shares in its portfolio. Northeast Invest Mgmt stated it has 16,553 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings.

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 7.6 Percent. General Mills Inc. had 57 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 2,461 shares of the company's stock worth $136,000 after buying an additional 69 shares in the last quarter. (NYSE:GIS) rating on Thursday, September 21. Cornerstone Cap Management Limited Com owns 53,924 shares. Citadel Advsrs Limited reported 142,953 shares. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 6th. General Mills's dividend payout ratio is now 70.25%. On average, analysts anticipate that General Mills, Inc. will post $3.08 EPS for the current year.

Among 9 analysts covering Bitauto Holdings (NYSE:BITA), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 5% are positive. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for General Mills' Q2 2018 earnings at $0.82 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.75 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.75 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.86 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.78 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.85 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.23 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.80 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $3.42 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $3.63 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.86 EPS. As per Friday, December 9, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan.

A number of other research firms have also commented on GIS. As per Thursday, September 22, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, January 25 by Citigroup. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, September 11. On Thursday, July 14 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equalweight". New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.14% in General Mills, Inc. (GIS) stock brought in a $0.12 rise to $51.79. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 1 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 15 Hold. The stock of Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:BITA) earned "Buy" rating by HSBC on Wednesday, January 27.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.82 in Q2 2017. It is positive, as 55 investors sold AXP shares while 443 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 715.61 million shares or 0.88% less from 722.00 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 218 are owned by Td Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability. Freestone Capital Hldg Ltd Liability Co reported 0.03% stake.

This company shares (MAT) so far managed to recover 7.32% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Johnson Gp reported 921 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Ashmore Group Plc holds 169,752 shares with $4.88 million value, down from 191,142 last quarter. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt stated it has 35,963 shares. Moreover, Raymond James Trust Na has 0.28% invested in General Mills, Inc. 56,569 are owned by Perella Weinberg Prtnrs Management Limited Partnership. It also upped Scorpio Tankers Inc Shs (NYSE:STNG) stake by 131,700 shares and now owns 558,100 shares. Cornerstone owns 736 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Cibc Mkts, Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 105,711 shares.

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