Archer Daniels Midland Co Institutional Investor Sentiment Worsened in Q3 2015

Sentiment for Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM)

Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.59 in 2015 Q3. Its down -0.25, from 0.84 in 2015Q2. The ratio fall, as 279 active investment managers started new and increased stock positions, while 334 decreased and sold holdings in Archer Daniels Midland Co. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now hold: 461.42 million shares, up from 452.52 million shares in 2015Q2. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Archer Daniels Midland Co in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 13 to 7 for a decrease of 6. Sold All: 71 Reduced: 263 Increased: 235 New Position: 44.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other agricultural commodities and makes protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other value-added food and feed ingredients. The company has a market cap of $21.58 billion. The Company’s divisions include Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing, Agricultural Services and Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients. It has 12.2 P/E ratio. The Corn Processing segment is engaged in corn wet milling and dry milling activities.

The stock closed at $36.47 during the last session. It is down 21.94% since August 19, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.84% the S&P500.

Analysts await Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) to reports earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.54 EPS, down 29.87% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.77 per share. ADM’s profit will be $319.53 million for 16.88 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes reality. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by Archer Daniels Midland Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.48% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Archer Daniels Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. Its operations are classified into three business segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing, and Agricultural Services. The Company processes oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other agricultural commodities. It manufactures protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other value-added food and feed ingredients. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is headquartered in Decatur, Illinois.”

Eclectica Asset Management Llp holds 8.59% of its portfolio in Archer Daniels Midland Company for 35,540 shares. Fairfield Bush & Co. owns 333,762 shares or 6.08% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Washington State Investment Board has 4.02% invested in the company for 61,189 shares. The Illinois-based State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co has invested 3.92% in the stock. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors, a California-based fund reported 108,503 shares.#img1#

Since August 18, 2015, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $45,000 net activity. Stott John P sold 1,000 shares worth $45,000.

Ratings analysis reveals 14% of Archer Daniels Midland Company’s analysts are positive. Out of 10 Wall Street analysts rating Archer Daniels Midland Company, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 11 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $30 while the high is $40. The stock’s average target of $36.4 is 19.85% above today’s ($36.47) share price. ADM was included in 13 notes of analysts from July 29, 2015. Bank of America downgraded the shares of Archer Daniels Midland Company in a note on March 7 to “Neutral” rating. Standpoint Research upgraded Archer Daniels Midland Company’s stock on January 7 to “Buy” rating. Finally, Citigroup downgraded the shares of Archer Daniels Midland Company to “Neutral” rating in a July 29 note.

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