General Mills Tops Second Quarter Profit Forecasts

The maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other packaged foods posted revenue of $4.71 billion in the period. The Minneapolis-based company said it had profit of 56 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were 80 cents per share.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills Inc. (GIS) on Wednesday reported earnings of $346.1 million in its fiscal second quarter.

The Minneapolis-based company said it had profit of 56 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were 80 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 76 cents per share.

The maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other packaged foods posted revenue of $4.71 billion in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Analysts expected $4.84 billion, according to Zacks.

General Mills shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased almost 7 percent. The stock has risen slightly more than 2 percent in the last 12 months.

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