3 Keys to General Mills' Upcoming Earnings
3 Keys to General Mills' Upcoming Earnings. Asit Sharma, The Motley FoolMotley FoolJune 24, 2019, 10:09 PM UTC. General Mills(NYSE: GIS) shares have jumped by 19% over the past 12 months, but when you factor in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) conglomerate's ample 3.6% dividend, shareholders have enjoyed a 24% total return over the one-year period. The company's rise partially reflects shareholders' endorsement of its $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products in late April 2018, by which it obtained depth in one of the faster-growing CPG product categories. But investors have also warmed to the company's commitment to balanced top- and-bottom-line growth. Given that General Mills adjusted its targets with just one quarter remaining in the fiscal year, there's a high probability that it will meet its guidance ranges.