Worth Watching Stocks: Santander Mexico Fincl Gp SAB deCV (ADR)(NYSE:BSMX), Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU), General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS)

On Friday, Shares of Santander Mexico Fincl Gp SAB deCV (ADR)(NYSE:BSMX), remained flat and closed at $8.80 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $8.76 and $8.93. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V., through its auxiliaries, provides a range of financial services to individuals, private banking clients, small and medium-sized enterprises, government institutions, and corporate and institutional customers mainly in Mexico. It operates through Retail Banking and Global Corporate Banking segments. The company offers various deposit products, such as current accounts, savings accounts, and time deposits, in addition to certificates of interbank deposit; and payroll loans, personal loans, credit cards, mortgages, and insurance brokerage services. It is also involved in corporate lending activities, such as corporate and working capital financing; and foreign trade financing, in addition to the provision of cash administration, securities brokerage, and Internet and mobile banking services. In addition, the company offers origination and distribution units for structured credit and debt products, debt capital markets, project finance, and asset and capital structuring; and equity custodial and related services, which include equity derivatives, exchange-traded derivatives, cash equities, and equity research; and treasury trading services. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1,354 offices and 5,989 ATMs in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Grupo Financiero Santander, S.A.B. de C.V. and changed its name to Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. in August 2012.

Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU), jumped 2.10% and closed at $81.65 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $80.44 and $82.13. The company’s Market capitalization is $36.43 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 438.74 million. Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) will host a conference call on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM, ET, to discuss with the investment community the Company’s financial outlook for 2017 and beyond.


The conference call and an accompanying slide presentation will be broadcast live over the Company’s Shareholder Relations Web site. Please log on fifteen minutes early in the event necessary software needs to be downloaded. The call will remain on the Shareholder Relations Web site for replay through December 30.

Institutional shareholders, analysts, and other members of the professional financial community are invited to listen to the call and take part in Q&A by dialing (877) 777-1971 (domestic callers) or (612) 332-0226 (international callers).

All others are encouraged to dial into the conference call in listen-only mode, using the same numbers. To listen to a replay of the conference call starting at 2:00 p.m. on December 15, through December 22, dial (800) 475-6701 (domestic callers) or (320) 365-3844 (international callers). The access code for the replay is 398840.

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS), jumped 0.35% and closed at $63.88 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $63.69 and $64.18. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $53.53 and reached to max level of $72.95. The General Mills Board of Directors recently declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.48 per share, payable November 1, 2016, to shareholders of record as of October 10, 2016.  General Mills (GIS) current annualized dividend rate of $1.92 per share represents a boost of 8 percent over the annual dividend of $1.78 paid in fiscal 2016.

In actions at the company’s 88th annual meeting held recently in Minneapolis, shareholders elected the 13 directors nominated, approved the compensation plan for non-employee directors, cast an advisory vote approving the company’s compensation for its named executive officers, and ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the company’s independent auditor for fiscal 2017.

General Mills is a leading global food company that serves the world by making food people love. Its brands include Cheerios, Annie’s, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2016 worldwide sales of US $17.6 billion, counting the company’s US $1.0 billion proportionate share of joint-venture net sales.

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