News articles about Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Archer Daniels Midland earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.1017973378154 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) traded up $0.95 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $42.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,065,001 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,003,301. Archer Daniels Midland has a 1 year low of $38.59 and a 1 year high of $46.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 0.86. The stock has a market cap of $23,583.01, a P/E ratio of 15.07 and a beta of 1.09.

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.12. Archer Daniels Midland had a return on equity of 7.91% and a net margin of 2.62%. The firm had revenue of $16.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.64 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.75 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Archer Daniels Midland will post 2.8 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.335 per share. This is an increase from Archer Daniels Midland’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 16th. This represents a $1.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.18%. Archer Daniels Midland’s dividend payout ratio is 47.86%.

A number of research firms have commented on ADM. Buckingham Research raised Archer Daniels Midland from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $41.64 to $47.00 in a research report on Wednesday. Stephens raised Archer Daniels Midland from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Archer Daniels Midland from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on Archer Daniels Midland from $47.00 to $49.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price target on Archer Daniels Midland from $44.00 to $43.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Archer Daniels Midland has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.38.

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About Archer Daniels Midland

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa and other agricultural commodities. The Company manufactures protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other food and feed ingredients. Its segments include Agricultural Services, which utilizes its United States grain elevator, global transportation network and port operations to buy, store, clean and transport agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, wheat, milo, oats, rice and barley, and resells these commodities primarily as food and feed ingredients and as raw materials for the agricultural processing industry; Corn Processing, which is engaged in corn wet milling and dry milling activities; Oilseeds Processing, which includes global activities related to the origination, merchandising, crushing and further processing of oilseeds; Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients products, which include flavors, sweeteners and health ingredients; Other, and Corporate.

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