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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) is a leading farm products business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$67.19 after a previous close of US$67.23. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD65.57 to a high of USD67.27. The latest price was USD66 (25 minute delay). Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ADM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Archer-Daniels-Midland Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$68.77, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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- Archer-Daniels-Midland Company key stats
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- Is Archer-Daniels-Midland Company stock a buy or sell?
- Archer-Daniels-Midland Company performance over time
- Can I short Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares?
- Is Archer-Daniels-Midland Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares over-valued?
- Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's financials
- How volatile are Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares?
- Does Archer-Daniels-Midland Company pay a dividend?
- Have Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company share priceUse our graph to track the performance of ADM stocks over time.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$36.861 - US$69.3|
|50-day moving average||US$65.7306|
|200-day moving average||US$56.9815|
|Dividend yield||US$1.45 (2.13%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$3.681|
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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-14)||-2.45%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||13.30%|
|6 months (2020-12-14)||35.55%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||67.39%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||61.80%|
|3 years (2018-06-14)||45.89%|
|5 years (2016-06-14)||57.97%|
Is Archer-Daniels-Midland Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing Archer-Daniels-Midland Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's P/E ratio
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's PEG ratio
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.5265. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's EBITDA
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company financials
|Revenue TTM||US$68.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.44%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$4.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.94%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.42%|
|Market capitalisation||US$37.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares
There are currently 4.2 million Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% down from 4.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares can be evaluated.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's SIR currently stands at 1.45. In other words for every 100,000 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1450 shares are currently held short.
However Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0075% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Archer-Daniels-Midland Company.
Find out more about how you can short Archer-Daniels-Midland Company stock.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Archer-Daniels-Midland Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 38.16
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's overall score of 38.16 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 75th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 22.41/100
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's environmental score of 22.41 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's social score
Social score: 17.95/100
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's social score of 17.95 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's governance score
Governance score: 7.8/100
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||38.16|
|Total ESG percentile||75.48|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||3|
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 33.64% of net profits
Recently Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has paid out, on average, around 33.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.45 per share.
While Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's most recent dividend payout was on 8 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's shares ever split?
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 29 August 2001. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares which in turn could have impacted Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's share price.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$36.861 up to US$69.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's is 0.9. This would suggest that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company overview
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 three segments: Ag Services and Oilseeds, Carbohydrate Solutions, and Nutrition. It procures, stores, cleans, and transports agricultural raw materials, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, and barley. The company also engages in the agricultural commodity and feed product import, export, and distribution; and structured trade finance activities. In addition, it offers vegetable oils and protein meals; ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial customers; crude vegetable oils, salad oils, margarine, shortening, and other food products; and partially refined oils to produce biodiesel and glycols for use in chemicals, paints, and other industrial products. Further, the company provides peanuts, peanut-derived ingredients, and cotton cellulose pulp; sweeteners, corn and wheat starches, syrup, glucose, wheat flour, and dextrose; alcohol and other food and animal feed ingredients; ethyl alcohol and ethanol; corn gluten feed and meal, as well as distillers' grains; and citric acids. Additionally, the company provides natural flavor ingredients, flavor systems, natural colors, proteins, emulsifiers, soluble fiber, polyols, hydrocolloids, and natural health and nutrition products, including probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes, and botanical extracts; and other specialty food and feed ingredients; edible beans; formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products; and contract and private label pet treats and foods. It also offers futures commission merchant and insurance services. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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