Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Share Price

News coverage about Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Archer Daniels Midland earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6821883675486 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE ADM) traded up $0.22 during trading on Thursday, reaching $40.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,628,182 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,062,644. The company has a current ratio of 1.61, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,442.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.93 and a beta of 1.09. Archer Daniels Midland has a one year low of $38.59 and a one year high of $47.44.

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by ($0.10). The business had revenue of $14.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16 billion. Archer Daniels Midland had a return on equity of 7.86% and a net margin of 2.01%. Archer Daniels Midland’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.59 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Archer Daniels Midland will post 2.34 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were paid a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 15th. Archer Daniels Midland’s dividend payout ratio is currently 59.81%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Citigroup cut Archer Daniels Midland from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the company from $42.25 to $45.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut Archer Daniels Midland from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $42.00 price target on Archer Daniels Midland and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. Monness Crespi & Hardt assumed coverage on Archer Daniels Midland in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $38.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of Archer Daniels Midland in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Archer Daniels Midland presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.22.

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