Reversal for Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE:ADM)?


Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE:ADM), whose market capitalization now stands at $23.86B, reported EPS of $2.37 in the last financial year. That indicates the stock has price-to-earnings ratio of 17.67 at the prevailing stock price. This fiscal year’s EPS is projected to grow -27.40% over the preceding year. With that, P/E for this year is expected to be 14.07.

For the forward P/E metric, market analysts have a 12-month target price of $42.54 on the stock of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company.

Over the preceding five years, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has recorded EPS improvement of 3.30%. That against sales growth of -6.90% over the same 5-year period. For the imminent five years, analysts expect the firm to post EPS growth of 11.34%.

Let?s look into the charts of the stock

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 80% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The company posted free cash flow of $209M, leading to price/ free cash flow (P/free cash flow) ratio of 94.70.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company also recorded return assets of 3.50%, return on of 8.00% and return on investments of 4.40%.

Analysts are projecting the stock of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company to be trading at $42.54 in the next 12-months, but what been its performance quality until now?

The stock jumped/declined -1.72% in the previous week, and for the preceding month it is up/down 0.36%. For the quarter and for the fiscal year so far, the shares have risen/decline -8.05% and -8.39%, respectively. From a year earlier, the stock has moved -2.36%.

What about the volatility of the equity? First, the stock’s beta is 1.02. Investors would do well to note that beta of less than 1 indicates that the underlying security is less volatile as against the market, but beta over one implies that a security is extremely volatile compared to market.

In terms of monthly or weekly volatility, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a weekly volatility of 1.53% and monthly volatility of 1.67%.