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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) Shares Up Despite Recent Market Volatility

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM)’s stock price has plunge by 2.19relation to previous closing price of 73.44. Nevertheless, the company has seen a 2.60% surge in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 10/26/22 that Grain Traders Reap Benefits of Global Food Crunch

Is It Worth Investing in Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) is 9.42x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for ADM is 0.81. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 6 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 9 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price recommended by analysts for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) is $96.07, which is $22.86 above the current market price. The public float for ADM is 542.29M and currently, short sellers hold a 1.11% of that float. On May 24, 2023, ADM’s average trading volume was 2.81M shares.

ADM’s Market Performance

ADM stock saw a decrease of 2.60% in the past week, with a monthly decline of -7.12% and a quarterly a decrease of -8.04%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.77%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.04% for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM). The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -0.24% for ADM’s stock, with a -11.90% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

ADM Trading at -3.25% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought ADM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -23.64% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.04%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.77%, as shares sank -1.12% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -2.81% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, ADM rose by +2.60%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -9.32% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $75.19. In addition, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company saw -19.17% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at ADM starting from FINDLAY D CAMERON, who sale 26,197 shares at the price of $93.52 back on Dec 13. After this action, FINDLAY D CAMERON now owns 284,987 shares of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, valued at $2,449,907 using the latest closing price.

FINDLAY D CAMERON, the Senior Vice President of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, sale 26,198 shares at $92.64 during a trade that took place back on Dec 12, which means that FINDLAY D CAMERON is holding 284,987 shares at $2,426,921 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for ADM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +3.62 for the present operating margin
  • +6.90 for the gross margin

The net margin for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company stands at +4.27. The total capital return value is set at 10.77, while invested capital returns managed to touch 13.54. Equity return is now at value 18.30, with 7.50 for asset returns.

Based on Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), the company’s capital structure generated 42.37 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 29.76. Total debt to assets is 17.21, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 35.21. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 24.73.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.48, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.17. The receivables turnover for the company is 15.23 and the total asset turnover is 1.75. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.46.


To wrap up, the performance of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) has been bad in recent times. The stock has received a mixed of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.