Investors sold shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE:ADM) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $18.37 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $89.67 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $71.30 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Archer Daniels Midland had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Archer Daniels Midland traded up $0.17 for the day and closed at $42.12

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Archer Daniels Midland in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Archer Daniels Midland from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Credit Suisse Group AG lifted their target price on shares of Archer Daniels Midland from $39.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on shares of Archer Daniels Midland from $35.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Archer Daniels Midland in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Archer Daniels Midland currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.82.

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $42.01 and its 200 day moving average price is $37.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $24.75 billion and a PE ratio of 16.16.

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.03. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.77 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $14.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.02 billion. The company’s revenue was down 17.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Archer Daniels Midland Co. will post $2.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 18th were paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 16th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.85%.

In other Archer Daniels Midland news, SVP Joseph D. Taets sold 3,867 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total transaction of $166,281.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 134,761 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,794,723. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP John P. Stott sold 1,756 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.68, for a total transaction of $66,166.08. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 37,017 shares in the company, valued at $1,394,800.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Tredje AP fonden boosted its stake in Archer Daniels Midland by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 39,954 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,466,000 after buying an additional 506 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Archer Daniels Midland by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 61,129 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,242,000 after buying an additional 1,972 shares in the last quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. boosted its stake in Archer Daniels Midland by 6.0% in the fourth quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. now owns 52,130 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,912,000 after buying an additional 2,951 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in Archer Daniels Midland by 11.2% in the fourth quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 29,790 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,092,000 after buying an additional 3,010 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. boosted its stake in Archer Daniels Midland by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 80,650 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,958,000 after buying an additional 3,060 shares in the last quarter.

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