| General Mills manufactures and markets branded consumer foods. Co.'s segments are: North America Retail, which provides cereals, refrigerated yogurt, soup, meal kits, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, grain, fruit and savory snacks, and organic products, among others; Convenience Stores and Foodservice, which provides snacks, yogurt, frozen meals and frozen dough products, and baking mixes, among others; Europe and Australia, which includes retail and foodservice businesses in the Europe and Australia region; Asia and Latin America, which consists of retail and foodservice businesses in the Asia and South America regions; and Pets, which includes pet food products. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our GIS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute GIS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing GIS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing GIS's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of GIS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
GIS market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like GIS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GIS by allowing them to research the GIS market cap history.