Archer Daniels Midland Company

  • With Corn Prices in Flux, What Does It Mean for Agriculture Companies?

    By Gerelyn Terzo - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, DE, TSN

    What a difference a year can make. Last year, the U.S. was experiencing a drought that destroyed crops while the price for agricultural products skyrocketed to record levels. Today, the farming community, is bracing for a corn glut, with prices of the commodity falling to their lowest levels in almost three years, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. For instance, last year corn was more »

  • Dangerous Valuations in Farm Products

    By Chris Hodge - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BG, CZZ

    The world needs its farm goods, and the market is well aware of this. The problem with something that everyone knows they need is that the price can become insane. The following are some examples of companies that at first glance look like stocks in which you might want to wait for a dip before buying. 

    The burden of a good reputation

    Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) has some good more »

  • Where to Shop for Agri-Related Stocks

    By Damon Churchwell - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BG, CZZ

    Having already reviewed a number of grocery-store stocks, I decided to look further into the market for home-cooked foods, specifically companies that sell processing-related commodities and farm produce. Several companies are notable for their earnings prospects, healthy balance sheets, and attractive P/E valuations.

    Lets review some of the top names in this group. 

    Commodity giant expanding through Australian buyout

    When Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) reported first-quarter results in more »

  • How to Invest in Agricultural Land Assets

    By Vikki Geary - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, LAND, LMNR

    Investors of all shapes and sizes are reassessing and restructuring their portfolios in an attempt to boost returns, preserve capital, generate income and keep up with inflation. One asset class that is drumming up interest among institutional and private investors is productive agricultural land. This article looks at why you should invest and provides a selection of companies that provide access to this opportunity.

    Why farmland?

    There are a number more »

  • Bunge: A Foolish Choice

    By Lalita Chauhan - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BG, WLMIY.PK, WG

    Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) is undoubtedly one of the strongest players in the agri-food processing industry. Over the years, Bunge has repeatedly proved its robust capability to harness market opportunities and create a winning scenario for itself.

    The company primarily operates four business segments: agribusiness, sugar and bioenergy, edible oil products, milling products and fertilizers.

    The major expansion spree

    Identifying the enormous potential available in the industry, the company has more »

  • A Mundane Business Model with Solid Growth Outlook

    By Awais Iqbal - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, KO, INGR, UL

    Large food and beverage manufacturers demand a variety of ingredients for their manufacturing operations. A significant portion of their ingredients are derived from farm produce. Food and beverage manufacturers require these farm products in a ready-to-use state. Food processing companies serve this purpose by converting farm produce into ready-to-use, value-added products.

    Ingredion (NYSE: INGR) is a dynamic ingredient solution provider that is often overlooked by investors. The company, previously known more »

  • Does the Disposal of its Cocoa Division Make Archer Daniels a Buy?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BG, MDLZ

    Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM), one of the world's largest agricultural trading houses has decided to sell its cocoa and chocolate business, as cocoa prices fall and profit margins are all but wiped out. Indeed, due to conflicts, oversupply and other irregularities in the cocoa market, the price of cocoa has fallen around 50% from its high of 2011, which has damaged Archer Daniels' profits.

    Surprisingly, the fall in more »

  • Will Cutting Down on Chocolates Make for Healthy Investing?

    By Arturo Cuevas - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, MDLZ, HSY

    First, here’s a disclaimer of sorts. This piece cites tempting chocolate confectioneries, which can lead to weight issues that agricultural commodity processor Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) is addressing nowadays.

    On June 21, ADM said it is negotiating to sell its estimated $2 billion cocoa business, though it didn’t identify with whom it is talking with. What is certain, however, is that major confectionery producers are waiting to more »

  • Planting Seeds for Future Yields: 3 Stocks From the Farm Industry

    By Victor Selva - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BG, CZZ

    When looking at the farm industry, analysts are usually very pessimistic. It is said the industry carries an inherently large risk. This may be true, but why is so much emphasis placed on this risk? It's because most analysts focus on the short run instead of the long haul. However, this industry has always paid dividends in the long run, some better than others, but it has always paid more »

  • A Positive Outlook for This Joint Venture

    By Nadine Gibson - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, CHSCP, CAG

    Major grain companies ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG)Cargill, and CHS (NASDAQ: CHSCP) are undertaking a major joint venture called Ardent Mills. By merging Horizon Milling, a Cargill and CHS joint venture, with ConAgra Mills, Ardent Mills will become the largest flour milling company in the United States with 44 flour mills, three bakery mix facilities, and a specialty bakery under its control.

    This merger promises to protect the grain market more »

  • The Soft Commodity Market Is Weak, But Are These Companies Set to Benefit?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BG, SBUX

    The soft commodity market is in crisis. Spiraling prices and huge oversupply in the market mean that many producers are not able to turn in a profit, small holding farmers in particular, who make up the bulk of production. Unfortunately, this is causing supply to increase further as farmers plant more in an attempt to increase their yield.

    The oversupply in the market goes back several years to when the more »

  • Year-to-Date Results Rekindle Ethanol Optimism

    By Howard Rothman - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, GPRE, PEIX, VLO

    It’s been a challenging stretch for the domestic ethanol industry. “One of the toughest,” according to the Wall Street Journal, “in its three-decade history.” Recent events, though, have led even some of the fuel’s harshest critics to concede there could be a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.

    If indeed there is good news, the beleaguered industry and its supporters will gladly take it. Cascading more »

  • Agribusiness Companies: 3 Options

    By Damian Illia - May 11, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BG, CRESY

    The agribusiness commodity industry is on the growth track again after the severe drought that affected the U.S. and part of South America last year. Lower production and higher prices greatly affected the companies in the sector. Now, with a better outlook and some adjustments in stock value, some companies may become more interesting.

    Let’s analyze how three major agribusiness producers are performing.

    Better crush margins in Brazil more »

  • Warren Is In The House

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, CAT, DE

    "Warren is in the House" went Buffett's first tweet ever. And so he is, the farmhouse. Two of his most recent buys for the portfolio are Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) and  Deere & Company (NYSE: DE).

    Buffett seems to have a nostalgic turn to the portfolio of an iconic America with newspapers and trains and now two famous agriculture stocks. But Warren is not so whimsical to buy dying more »

  • Time to Take Profits?

    By Mike Thiessen - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BG

    Berkshire Hathaway disclosed in mid-February that it had a position in Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) as of the end of 2012. It is a relatively small holding for Berkshire, at year end the position was $163 million or 5,956,600 shares. The stock had a bad year in 2012 with high corn prices due to drought negatively weighing on the company. Year-to-date the shares of Archer Daniels are more »

  • Dividend Aristocrats That Sweep You Off Your Feet

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BDX, DOV, CB, WAG

    In an effort to educate the 34% of women who know nothing of investing, Yahoo! Finance has a saucy video for the ladies featuring three barechested studs representing stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Why Mr. Stocks is the skinniest, I'm sure I don't know, because how much more appealing would Mr. Stocks be if they mentioned how he bulks up when you add dividends?

    Maybe they should have more »

  • Secure Your Portfolio With These "Food Chain" Companies

    By Steve Van - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, MON, RUTH, SYY, KR

    With market indexes hovering near all-time highs after significant advances this year, investing in defensive stocks is one way to protect your investments if a significant correction takes a bite out of stocks. One defensive theme that I like is “food chain” stocks because food is essential for human life and therefore these companies generate recurring revenues from constant consumer demand. From seed companies to food processors and the food more »

  • Secure Your Portfolio With These 'Food Chain' Stocks

    By Steve Van - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, MON, RUTH, SYY, KR

    With market indexes hovering near all-time highs after significant advances this year, investing in defensive stocks is one way to protect your investments if a significant correction takes a bite out of stocks. One defensive theme that I like is “food chain” stocks because food is essential for human life and therefore these companies generate recurring revenues from constant consumer demand. From seed companies to food processors and the food more »

  • "Bunge" Jumping to Diversify a Stock Portfolio?

    By Michael Ugulini - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BG, CQB

    Trying something new is what makes life - and investing - interesting, and hopefully worthwhile. While I'm not into jumping off bridges and whatnot with a huge elastic band tied to my leg, I'm more apt to try new adventures (of the conservative sort) on the markets.

    With that in mind, my focus today is Bunge (NYSE: BG), a foremost international, integrated agribusiness and food enterprise. As part of the more »

  • Three Things to Become Profitable

    By Jon Quast - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, CVX, SZYM

    Most of us have heard of Solazyme Inc (NASDAQ: SZYM).  This company is on the front lines of an industry that is attempting to create cleaner energy, in this case from bio-diesel made from algae.  It's a great idea.  It doesn't matter on what side of the line you're on when it comes to protecting the environment--diesel made from a renewable source is very appealing.  So, it more »

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