Drilling Down Into Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Farm Products. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $44.52, up from yesterday’s close by 0.25%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) currently trades with a market capitalization of $25.06 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 3.59 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$2.82 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.76 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 2.29% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company recorded a 52-week high of $46.25. It is now trading 1.73% off that level. The stock is trading $44.12 its 50-day moving average by -0.40000000000001%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $38.59.

In recent action, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) has made a move of -2.48% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.61, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.56% with $557.58 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of ADM.

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