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Hunter Associates Investment Management LLC Sells 1332 Shares of General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

Hunter Associates Investment Management LLC cut its stake in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) by 3.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 37,864 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,332 shares during the quarter. Hunter Associates Investment Management LLC’s holdings in General Mills were worth $1,676,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in GIS. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of General Mills by 9.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 47,261,193 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,129,588,000 after purchasing an additional 4,033,152 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its position in shares of General Mills by 36.4% in the first quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 4,915,769 shares of the company’s stock valued at $221,504,000 after purchasing an additional 1,311,067 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in shares of General Mills by 5.9% in the first quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 23,083,806 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,040,156,000 after purchasing an additional 1,285,436 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp grew its position in shares of General Mills by 50.8% in the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 2,529,099 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,102,000 after purchasing an additional 851,808 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in shares of General Mills in the second quarter valued at $34,120,000. Institutional investors own 70.57% of the company’s stock.

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of American Financial Group, Inc. and Most of Its Insurance Subsidiaries

)-- A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “aa-” of Great American Insurance Company and its pooling affiliates, collectively referred to as Great American Insurance Companies (Great American). Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the Long-Term ICR of “a-” and the Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings (Long-Term IR) of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) (Cincinnati, OH) [NYSE/NASDAQ: AFG]. The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

Concurrently, A.M. Best has upgraded the Long-Term ICRs to “a+” from “a” and affirmed the FSR of A (Excellent) of the property/casualty (P/C) members of the Republic and Summit Insurance Pool (collectively, Republic and Summit). The outlook for the FSR has been revised to positive from stable while the outlook for the Long-Term ICR remains positive. Two pool members – Republic Indemnity Company of America and Republic Indemnity Company of California – are headquartered in Encino, CA. The remaining members – Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company and Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company (collectively, the Summit companies) – are headquartered in Lakeland, FL.