Diamond in the Rough: General Mills

General Mills (GIS)

Stocks are hitting all-time highs expect General Mills.

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) share are less than 2% away from its 12 month low. Sporting a 3.35% annual dividend yield and the stock 4.5% away from its average target price the stock is worth a look.

LEFT FOR DEAD
Last week GIS hit a new 52-week low of $58.59, the stock closed Friday at $59.01. Clearly this bellweather classic 'recession proof' stock is out of flavor with Wall Street traders. General Mills is not a growth stock, it's an OLD MANs STOCK. Take a look at the key price points and ugly looking chart:

Ticker Price 52 Wk-High 52 Wk-Low P/E EPS From 52wk High From 52wk Low Finviz TP % from Finviz TP
GIS $59.01 $72.95 $58.59 21.88 2.70 -23.62% 1.45% $61.67 4.51%

 The maker of Cherrios, Bugels, Yoplait, and more has been around since 1928. This stock trading at this level is a classic IRA play that you buy today and wait. Let the dividend pay you while you safely wait around for the stock to tick higher slowly over time. GIS is a slow mover, but slow and steady wins the race when it comes to your retirement funds.

GIS General Mills, Inc. daily Stock Chart

SO WHY CARE?

Two people that went to bat for GIS last week. Jim Cramer and Larry Williams.