ADM stock: buy or sell?

ADM stock price: $33.87 -3.72% At close on April 1st, 2020

Updated on:
April 1st, 2020


Archer-Daniels-Midland shares plummed -3.72% to $33.87 today. On Mar 30th ADM rocketed an exceptional 6.50%.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities, products, and ingredients.

Should I buy ADM stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Archer-Daniels-Midland stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean ADM will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Archer-Daniels-Midland stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for ADM stock for the last 30 days.

ADM stock analysis

Daily outlook

Archer-Daniels-Midland shares plummed -3.72% to $33.87 today.

Shares of Archer-Daniels-Midland plummed a terrible -3.72% and closed at $33.87. Since last February/25 when ADM stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-8.95 per share (-20.90%). Since December when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, ADM price slipped $-11.56 per share (-25.45%).

ADM stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an outstanding 8.63% in a week last week, Archer-Daniels-Midland closed this week at $33.87 and appreciated a slightly fine 1.10%. By mid March ADM plunged a hair-raising -13.17% in just one week.

Since late February, when ADM stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-10.03 per share (-22.85%). Trading stocks that are below the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support. Since early December 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, ADM price slipped $-9.70 per share (-22.26%).

ADM stock chart (weekly)

ADM stock price history

ADM stock went public on March 17th, 1980 with a price of $0.001. Since then, ADM stock surged a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in ADM stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

ADM stock historical price chart

ADM stock reached 52-week highs on December at $46.83, and all-time highs 2018-10-08 with a price of 49.55.

ADM stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price prediction for Archer-Daniels-Midland stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, Archer-Daniels-Midland didn't meet the forecasts of the analysts and posted a bad EPS of $0.88 per share when experts were expecting $0.92.
ADM earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Archer-Daniels-Midland annual revenues escalated a nice 5.78% to $64,341.00 million dollars from $60,828.00 marked in 2017. On the other hand, its profit margin (compared to sales) stayed constant to 2.81%, that is $1,810.00 million.

ADM annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$89,690 M-$1,340 M1.5%-
2014$81,201 M-9.46%$2,248 M2.8%67.76%
2015$67,702 M-16.62%$1,849 M2.7%-17.75%
2016$62,346 M-7.91%$1,279 M2.1%-30.83%
2017$60,828 M-2.43%$1,595 M2.6%24.71%
2018$64,341 M5.78%$1,810 M2.8%13.48%

Quarterly financial results

Archer-Daniels-Midland reported $15,947.00 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 0.93% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $315.00 million with a profit margin of 1.98%. Profit margin slightly fell a -1.42% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.39%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Archer-Daniels-Midland sales marked an ugly move and remained stable a -0.77%.
ADM quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$14,940 M-$276 M1.8%-
2017-Q3$14,827 M-0.76%$192 M1.3%-30.43%
2017-Q4$16,070 M8.38%$788 M4.9%310.42%
2018-Q1$15,526 M-3.39%$393 M2.5%-50.13%
2018-Q2$17,068 M9.93%$566 M3.3%44.02%
2018-Q3$15,800 M-7.43%$536 M3.4%-5.30%
2018-Q4$15,947 M0.93%$315 M2.0%-41.23%
2019-Q1$15,304 M-4.03%$233 M1.5%-26.03%

Archer-Daniels-Midland ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Archer-Daniels-Midland, 0.40% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for ADM stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Archer-Daniels-Midland:

Market cap$18.9 B
Total shares556.7 M
Float shares555.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)81.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

ADM summary

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Day range$33.51 - $34.96
Previous close$35.18
Session gain-3.72%
Average true range$2.69
50d mov avg$39.58
100d mov avg$41.76
200d mov avg$40.54
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Archer-Daniels-Midland performance

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Archer-Daniels-Midland competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Archer-Daniels-Midland competitor. This doesn't mean Archer-Daniels-Midland does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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