Stock analysts at Stephens started coverage on shares of Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) in a research report issued on Thursday, TipRanks reports. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $52.00 price target on the stock. Stephens’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 32.05% from the stock’s current price.

Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on Archer Daniels Midland from $48.00 to $47.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 30th. Robert W. Baird boosted their target price on Archer Daniels Midland from $38.00 to $41.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 31st. Barclays started coverage on Archer Daniels Midland in a research report on Tuesday, June 30th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $52.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Archer Daniels Midland from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, April 6th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price objective on Archer Daniels Midland from $42.00 to $40.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Archer Daniels Midland currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.22.

NYSE:ADM opened at $39.38 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.51 and a quick ratio of 1.00. Archer Daniels Midland has a 1 year low of $28.92 and a 1 year high of $47.20. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $39.44 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $39.67. The company has a market cap of $21.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.42 and a beta of 0.93.

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 29th. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $14.97 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.71 billion. Archer Daniels Midland had a return on equity of 10.15% and a net margin of 2.39%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.46 EPS. As a group, analysts anticipate that Archer Daniels Midland will post 2.89 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Pierre Dufour acquired 1,070 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $35.20 per share, for a total transaction of $37,664.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 7,700 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $271,040. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Christopher M. Cuddy sold 1,929 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.76, for a total transaction of $82,484.04. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 169,264 shares in the company, valued at $7,237,728.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.27% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Key Financial Inc bought a new stake in shares of Archer Daniels Midland in the 1st quarter valued at about $28,000. Ellevest Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Archer Daniels Midland in the 2nd quarter valued at about $28,000. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Archer Daniels Midland by 62.5% in the 1st quarter. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC now owns 853 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 328 shares in the last quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Archer Daniels Midland by 53.8% in the 1st quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. now owns 900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 315 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Procyon Private Wealth Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Archer Daniels Midland in the 4th quarter valued at about $33,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.40% of the company’s stock.

Archer Daniels Midland Company Profile

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities, products, and ingredients in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Origination, Oilseeds, Carbohydrate Solutions, and Nutrition. It buys, stores, cleans, and transports agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley, as well as resells these commodities primarily as food and feed ingredients and as raw materials for the agricultural processing industry.

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