UPDATE: General Mills Posts Upbeat Q2 Profit, Lifts Forecast
General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reported upbeat second-quarter earnings and raised its forecast on Wednesday.
General Mills' quarterly net earnings surged to $541.6 million, or $0.82 per share, from $444.8 million, or $0.67 per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding items, it earned $0.86 per share, beating analysts' estimates of $0.79 per share.
Its sales surged around 6% to $4.88 billion.
General Mills now projects FY13 earnings of $2.65 to $2.67 per share, versus its earlier view of around $2.65 per share.
General Mills shares closed at $41.77 yesterday.
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