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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 3742.41, and so far today it has a volume of 1215351. Performance year to date since the 4/5/1983 is 20.58%.

To help you determine whether Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.7 and forward P/E is 14.88. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a value for PEG of 2.96. P/S ratio is 0.39 and the P/B ratio is 1.45. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 20.53 and 35.55 respectively.

At the current price Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is trading at, 43.4 (-0.18% today), Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a dividend yield of 2.76%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 43.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.6, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 19.26% after growing -13.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -50.10%, and -17.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 581.3, and the number of shares float is 573.56. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 76.30%. The float short is 1.47%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.25. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.90%, 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 1.6, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.33 and total debt/equity is 0.37. In terms of margins, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a gross margin of 5.80%, with its operating margin at 2.30%, and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a profit margin of 2.50%.

The 52 week high is -9.61%, with 47.85% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.21% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.81%.

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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