NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) closed up 1.12% to $50.34 in Monday's regular trading session, one day ahead of the company's scheduled first quarter 2015 earnings release tomorrow before the market opens.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to announce earnings of 71 cents per share on revenue of $20.58 billion for the quarter.
In the same quarter of last year, the company posted earnings of 55 cents per share on revenue of $20.7 billion.
Decatur, IL-based Archer Daniels Midland is engaged in the processing of oil seeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other agricultural commodities.
The company's operations are classified into three business segments including oil seeds processing, corn processing, and agricultural services.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND CO (ADM) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows: