- ADM has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $121.5 million.
- ADM has traded 890,872 shares today.
- ADM is trading at 2.72 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
- ADM crossed above its 200-day simple moving average.
'Storm the Castle' stocks are worth watching because trading stocks that begin to experience a breakout can lead to potentially massive profits. Once psychological and technical resistance barriers like the 200-day moving average are breached on higher than normal relative volume, the stock is then free to find new buyers and momentum traders who can ultimately push the stock significantly higher. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize on. In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in ADM with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for ADM NOW at Trade-Ideas More details on ADM: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.2%. ADM has a PE ratio of 14. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Archer-Daniels Midland a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. The average volume for Archer-Daniels Midland has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Archer-Daniels Midland has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 1.14 and a short float of 2.2% with 4.00 days to cover. Shares are up 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Archer-Daniels Midland as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.37, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.84 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
- ADM, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 11.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 17.8%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
- The gross profit margin for ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND CO is currently extremely low, coming in at 7.14%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 1.59% trails that of the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $23.00 million or 50.00% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
- You can view the full Archer-Daniels Midland Ratings Report.
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