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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 24346.66. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is 41.85 (with a change from open of -0.10%), this in conjunction with a target price of 44.78. Volume today has so far reached 2639600, with an average volume of about 2664.95. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.

The P/E ratio is 16.97, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.22. The current EPS for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, is 2.47, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -13.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.86%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 29.52% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.33%. Quarter over quarter is -22.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -9.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -1.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -3.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 75.70%. Shares outstanding is 581.76, while shares float is at a value of 567.78. Float short for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is 1.10% and the short ratio is 2.34.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.31, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.42. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 5.60% and their operating margin is 2.10%. The profit margin is 2.40%.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has seen returns on assets of 3.70%, and on investment, 5.80%. Return on equity is 8.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.68. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.39, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.4 and Price/cash is 33.35, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 658.02.

The simple moving averages are -3.23% and 8.29% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.18% and the 52 week low is 43.55%.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a dividend yield of 2.87%, with a current price of 41.85. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 46.90%. This is in an industry, Farm Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Farm Products industry means that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has seen performance for the past week of -2.24%, with performance for the month coming to -2.31%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.34%, and for the half year the performance is 5.27%. Volatility for this week is 1.27% and for the month this is 1.51%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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