Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) shares ascend -0.02% on Friday: A Good Option for Optimistic Investors

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Juan R. Luciano Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director with 545,495 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Ray G. Young Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with 343,710 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 216,561 shares of ADM is Michael D’ambrose Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), State Farm Investment Management Corp. is the top holder with 52.21 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is The Vanguard Group, Inc. with 43.91 million shares. In the third-place spot with 36.8 million shares is SSgA Funds Management, Inc..

This company’s stock price was $42.93 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1395682. Compare that to its average daily volume of 2.76M. Given the fact that this stock has 556.82M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $23.90B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.08. Its Price to Sales ratio is 0.37, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 24.95, and its Price to Book ratio is 1.28.

ADM stock has achieved a 5-day range of $42.58 to $43.13, with a total performance of +0.49% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $40.39 to $43.78, generating a +3.42% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +13.78%, trading in the range of $37.37 to $43.78.

In the past 5 days, shares of ADM have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 6 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 12 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.77. This is a 0.08 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.69, amounting to an earnings surprise of 11.60%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.6, making for an earnings surprise of 0.00%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.46, generating a -23.30% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $1.81 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $1.6 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $-4.78 billion for the year, compared to $-5.97 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$842.0 million, compared to -$1.05 billion, and Free Cash flow was $-5.63 billion compared to the prior year’s $-7.01 billion.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 5/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.11, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.45, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.48 and a Debt to EBITDA of 3.26. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 4.04, its Piotroski F-Score is 2, its Altman Z-Score is 3.14 and its Beneish M-Score is -1.55.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 5/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 2.54, a Net Margin of 1.85, a ROE of 6.28, and a ROC of 10.9.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for ADM, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 1.77 and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.14. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for ADM is now 0.00, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 1.26. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is -19.54.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for ADM is sitting at 0.92, while its Current Ratio is 1.6. This stock’s PB Ratio is 1.27, its PS Ratio is 0.38, its Forward PE Ratio is 14.53, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 20.44. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 14.98.