ADM: Archer Daniels Midland Company is principally engaged in procuring, transporting, storing, processing, and merchandising agricultural commodities and products. It is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other agricultural commodities and is a manufacturer of vegetable oil and protein meal, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other food and feed ingredients. The Company’s operations are classified into three business segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing, and Agricultural Services.
Closing Price: 33.32
52-Week Price Range: 24.22-34.03
Ex Dividend: 8/17/10
Pay Date: 9/9/10
Risk: You need to further evaluate ADM thoroughly. Well-informed, you decide what to do. Remember that there is risk of loss in all trading. I don’t own any ADM shares. Here are the pluses and minuses.
+ Beta: 0.80
+ Debt: 6,830.0 million
– Dividend: The quarterly dividend is 0.15 (1.80% yield).
– Earnings: For the first quarter of 2011, analysts estimate that ADM will earn $0.73 per share. For the first quarter of 2010, ADM earned $0.77 per share.
+ Free Cash Flow: 1.10
+ Morningstar Rating: 3-star
+ PE: 11.90
+ Price/Book Ratio: 1.46
+ Price/Sales Ratio: 0.34
+ Sales: 61,682.0 million in trailing 12-month sales