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 highest price target was 50, implying potential capital gains of 19.67 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 33, implying a possible loss 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -11.1 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -20.57 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -2.63 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.33 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 6 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 6 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ADM to grow at a rate of 7.87 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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 lower than its 52-week 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.