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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ADM. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying potential capital gains of 19.67 percent. The minimum price target given was 33, implying potential capital losses of -21.01 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.33 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of ADM to grow at a rate of 7.87 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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. Today's price is 3.88 percent above the 52-week low, 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 market cap of ADM is $23.84 billion. ADM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.