Analyst Ratings for Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE:ADM) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. ADM had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

2 analysts declared ADM a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for ADM by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 50, which equates to a potential upside of 19.67 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 33, implying potential capital losses of -21.01 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -11.1 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -20.57 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2.63 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.33 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ADM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.87 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. ADM has a PEG ratio of 2.23.

ADM has a 52-week high of 47.88 and a 52-week low of 40.22. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 3.88 percent, and below the high by 12.74 percent. ADM has a P/E ratio of 17.55. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ADM value stock report compares ADM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ADM is $23.84 billion. ADM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.