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VOL. 35 | NO. 25 | Friday, June 24, 2011




General Mills 4Q profit climbs on higher sales

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose 51 percent on stronger sales but was hampered by higher ingredient costs.

The Minneapolis-based maker of Cheerios, Lucky Charms and other foods also gave a 2012 earnings outlook below analysts' expectations.

General Mills earned $320.2 million, or 48 cents per share, for the period ended May 29. That's up from $211.9 million, or 31 cents per share, a year ago.

Adjusted earnings increased to 52 cents per share from 41 cents per share, meeting analysts' forecasts.

Revenue climbed 3 percent to $3.63 billion from $3.53 billion, but missed Wall Street's estimate of $3.66 billion.

The company saw its biggest sales gain in its Small Planet Foods organic and natural foods division, with its snacks and Yoplait divisions also reporting increased sales.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0