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Is Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(NYSE: ADM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/5/1983. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is in the Farm Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, is 2617.62, and so far today it has a volume of 3022500. Performance year to date since the 4/5/1983 is 19.79%.

To help you determine whether Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.4 and forward P/E is 14.6. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a value for PEG of 2.68. P/S ratio is 0.39 and the P/B ratio is 1.44. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 33.67 and 664.29 respectively.

At the current price Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is trading at, 42.9 (1.73% today), Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a dividend yield of 2.80%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 46.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.47, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 31.57% after growing -13.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -22.30%, and -9.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 572.93, and the number of shares float is 567.78. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 75.80%. The float short is 1.25%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.71. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.70%, and also a return on investment of 5.80%.

The ability for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.31 and total debt/equity is 0.42. In terms of margins, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a gross margin of 5.60%, with its operating margin at 2.10%, and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a profit margin of 2.40%.

The 52 week high is -5.88%, with 47.15% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.63% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.65%.

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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