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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 04/05/1983. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is in the Farm Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, is 3762.61, and so far today it has a volume of 2356900. Performance year to date since the 04/05/1983 is 19.69%.

To help you determine whether Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.57 and forward P/E is 14.75. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a value for PEG of 4.2. P/S ratio is 0.4 and the P/B ratio is 1.43. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 20.86 and 36.12 respectively.

At the current price Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is trading at, 43.16 (-0.74% today), Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a dividend yield of 2.78%, 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 19.03% 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 595, 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 1.93%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.94. 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 -10.11%, with 47.03% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.27% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.48%.

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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