Positive Press Coverage Unlikely to Impact Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) Stock Price

News headlines about Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) have been trending positive this week, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company earned a news sentiment score of 0.34 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 37 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)

Shares of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) traded up 0.47% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $42.56. The company had a trading volume of 5,352,935 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $42.31 and a 200-day moving average of $44.30. The company has a market capitalization of $24.19 billion, a PE ratio of 18.02 and a beta of 1.03. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a 12 month low of $39.01 and a 12 month high of $47.88.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.01. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company had a return on equity of 7.88% and a net margin of 2.21%. The firm had revenue of $14.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.15 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Archer-Daniels-Midland Company will post $2.71 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th were paid a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.01%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 16th. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company’s payout ratio is currently 53.78%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ADM. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company in a research note on Friday, April 7th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price target on Archer-Daniels-Midland Company from $46.00 to $45.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Argus downgraded Archer-Daniels-Midland Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Vetr raised Archer-Daniels-Midland Company from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $46.76 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Archer-Daniels-Midland Company from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.97.

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