Media coverage about Archer-Daniels-Midland (NYSE:ADM) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Archer-Daniels-Midland earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 26 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Archer-Daniels-Midland (NYSE ADM) traded down 0.07% during trading on Friday, hitting $42.59. The stock had a trading volume of 2,595,118 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $23.96 billion, a PE ratio of 18.01 and a beta of 1.11. Archer-Daniels-Midland has a 52 week low of $40.22 and a 52 week high of $47.88. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $41.53 and a 200 day moving average price of $43.44.

Archer-Daniels-Midland (NYSE:ADM) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $14.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.86 billion. Archer-Daniels-Midland had a return on equity of 8.40% and a net margin of 2.22%. Archer-Daniels-Midland’s quarterly revenue was down 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.41 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Archer-Daniels-Midland will post $2.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.01%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 15th. Archer-Daniels-Midland’s dividend payout ratio is presently 53.78%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on ADM shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Archer-Daniels-Midland from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Vetr raised Archer-Daniels-Midland from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $46.76 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Credit Suisse Group set a $45.00 price objective on Archer-Daniels-Midland and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $41.00 price target on shares of Archer-Daniels-Midland in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price target (down from $41.00) on shares of Archer-Daniels-Midland in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $46.08.

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