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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)?

The company in question is, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) currently with a stock price of 41.85 (-0.66% today). The market cap for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is 24416.13, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Farm Products industry. The target price for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is 44.67. Currently Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is trading with a P/E of 16.97, and a forward P/E of 14.26. Average volume for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is 2461.39 and so far today it is 2050200.

Performance in the last year for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has been -6.04%. For EPS growth, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has seen a growth of -13.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 33.96%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -1.00% over the last five years and could be 6.50% for the next five years. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -9.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -22.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.60%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.90%.

Since the IPO date for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company on the 4/5/1983, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has seen performance year to date to be 16.86%. With Archer-Daniels-Midland Company trading at 41.85, the dividend yield is 2.87%, and the EPS is 2.47.

So could Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.97. The PEG is 2.61, P/S is 0.39 and the P/B is at 1.4. The P/cash is 33.45, with P/free cash flow at 659.9.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.31, and total debt/equity at 0.42.

In terms of margins, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a gross margin of 5.60%, an operating margin of 2.10% and a profit margin of 2.40%.Payout ratio for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is 46.90%. Return on assets come to 3.70% with return on investment coming to 5.80%.

Insider ownership for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 75.40%. Outstanding shares are at 583.42. While shares float is 566.82. The float short is currently 1.20%, and short ratio is 2.77.

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