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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 24609.86. Since its IPO date on the 4/5/1983, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM performance year to date is 20.29%. Today Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM has gained 0.79%, with a current price of 43.11.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 44.60%. Return of assets are at 3.90%, with return on investment at 5.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.38. While Total debt/equity is 0.4. With a profit margin of 2.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 5.70%, and operating margin of 2.20%. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM has seen a EPS growth of -13.00%. A performance for the year of 20.92%. The 52-week high is -9.31%, and the 52-week low is 48.94%. The average volume for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ADM is 393040.

With a target price of 45, 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 16.23 and a forward P/E of 14.49. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.08. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.4 and 1.43 respectively. For P/cash, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a value of 25.72, while it is 26.84 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.11, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a dividend yield of 2.81%. We see a return on equity of 8.90%.

Looking more long-term Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.81%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 29.53% 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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