Will Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) Latest Moves Help Its Stock?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Archer Daniels Midland Company  (ADM) are down -1.23% to $44.14 after the company announced "three significant actions in the company's ongoing portfolio management:

"An agreement to sell the company's South American fertilizer business, pursuit of the sale of the company's chocolate business, and the acquisition of the remaining stake of Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH."

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ADM said it signed an agreement to sell its fertilizer business in Brazil and Paraguay to The Mosaic Company (MOS) for $350 million.

ADM Chairman and CEO Patricia A. Woertz said, "Each of these transactions will help ADM continue to improve returns and create shareholder value."

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