News headlines about Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Archer Daniels Midland earned a media sentiment score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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A number of equities analysts have commented on ADM shares. Cleveland Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Archer Daniels Midland in a report on Monday, October 1st. Argus raised Archer Daniels Midland from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, November 8th. Stephens reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Archer Daniels Midland in a report on Thursday, August 16th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Archer Daniels Midland from $33.00 to $50.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on Archer Daniels Midland from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.67.

NYSE:ADM opened at $46.38 on Monday. Archer Daniels Midland has a one year low of $38.86 and a one year high of $52.06. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The company has a market capitalization of $26.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.09 and a beta of 0.97.

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.09. Archer Daniels Midland had a return on equity of 10.45% and a net margin of 3.54%. The firm had revenue of $15.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.72 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.45 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Archer Daniels Midland will post 3.53 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 14th. Investors of record on Friday, November 23rd will be issued a $0.335 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 21st. This represents a $1.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.89%. Archer Daniels Midland’s dividend payout ratio is presently 55.14%.

In related news, insider Joseph D. Taets sold 2,153 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.00, for a total value of $109,803.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 169,213 shares in the company, valued at $8,629,863. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Ray G. Young acquired 2,100 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $47.35 per share, with a total value of $99,435.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.94% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Archer Daniels Midland Company Profile

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities, products, and ingredients in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Carbohydrate Solutions, Nutrition, Oilseeds, and Origination. The company offers oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley; and structured trade finance, as well as processes wheat into wheat flour.

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