General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

A leader at the breakfast table with Cheerios, Chex, and Wheaties, General Mills also has Betty Crocker, Green Giant, Pillsbury, and other brands in its pantry.

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Player Avatar Trololololo (< 20) Submitted: 4/2/2013 4:04:55 PM : Outperform Start Price: $46.62 GIS Score: -17.91

General Mills will never be the next hot company. But everyone has to eat. Chances are, somewhere in your cupboard is a bag of Gold Medal flour, Big G cereal or Betty Crocker cake mix. While many investors are fixated on the hare, it's the steady dividend-paying tortoises like General Mills that often win the race in the long term. I have steadily accumulated shares of General Mills over the years to give my portfolio diversification and defense. I think this is a great addition to a portfolio of a Fool who has a long-term horizon and is committed to reinvesting their dividends.

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