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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ADM. The highest price target was 50, implying a possible profit 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

ADM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.87 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ADM has a PEG ratio of 2.23.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ADM hit 47.88 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 40.22. Currently the stock is 3.88 percent higher than its low, and 12.74 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $23.84 billion. ADM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.