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, which equates to a potential upside of 19.67 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 33, implying potential capital losses of -21.01 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -11.1 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -20.57 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2.63 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.33 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 6 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The PEG ratio of ADM is 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 12.74 percent lower than its 52-week high. ADM has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.