Last week, most of the leading food processing stocks sold off after Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that they were acquiring Whole Foods Market Inc (NASDAQ:WFM) for $13.7 billion. Many of these leading food processing stocks are still coming under pressure since that news was released. At some point some of these leading food processing stocks will look attractive.
General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) is a leading is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods. This stock peaked out in July 2016 at $72.95 a share. Since that high pivot the stock has plunged lower and is currently trading at $56.85 a share. Many traders are now wondering if the stock is on sale, but the chart pattern indicates that the shares are headed lower. At this time, the stock has major support around the $52.50 area. This is a level where GIS stock based for roughly two years before breaking out. Very often, prior base patterns will serve as major support when retested. It should also be noted that General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) will report earnings on June 28th, 2017 before the opening bell.