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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Farm Products in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM  has a market cap of 24515.68. Since its IPO date on the 4/5/1983, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM performance year to date is 19.48%. Today Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM has gained -0.26%, with a current price of 42.79.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 75.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 46.90%. Return of assets are at 3.70%, with return on investment at 5.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.31. While Total debt/equity is 0.42. With a profit margin of 2.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 5.60%, and operating margin of 2.10%. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM has seen a EPS growth of -13.00%. A performance for the year of 1.18%. The 52-week high is -6.12%, and the 52-week low is 46.77%. The average volume for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM is 3264600.

With a target price of 44.67, can Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a P/E of 17.35 and a forward P/E of 14.56. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.67. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.39 and 1.43 respectively. For P/cash, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a value of 33.58, while it is 662.59 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 42.79, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a dividend yield of 2.80%. We see a return on equity of 8.30%.

Looking more long-term Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 31.57% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -13.00% for this year and for the last five years a -1.00% growth has been seen.

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