Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The companys Oilseeds Processing segment originates, merchandises, crushes, and processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. It offers ingredients for the food, feed, energy, and industrial products industries; crude vegetable and salad oils; refined oils; oilseed protein meals; natural health and nutrition products, and other specialty food and feed ingredients; and cottonseed flour and cotton cellulose pulp. This segment is also involved in edible oils refining, sugar milling and refining, and grains processing activities; and the provision of biodiesel and fertilizers, specialty fats, and oleo chemicals, as well as supplies peanuts and tree nuts, and agricultural commodity raw materials. Its Corn Processing segment providessweeteners, starch, syrup, glucose, and dextrose; alcohol, amino acids, and other specialty food and animal feed ingredients; ethyl alcohol; corn gluten feed and meals, and distillers grains; citric acid, lactates, sorbitol, xanthan gum, and glycols; and propylene and ethylene glycol. The companys Agricultural Services segment buys, stores, cleans, and transports agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley; and resells those commodities as food and feed ingredients, and raw materials; originates and processes wheat into wheat flour; processes and distributes formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products; and procures, processes, and distributes edible beans. Its Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients segment offers flavors, colors, sweeteners, and health ingredients; and nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes, and grains. The company is also involved in futures commission merchant activities; and offers broker services and insurance. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
ADM is a Dividend Champions with an 40 year streak of dividend increases. Dividend growth rates for 1, 3, 5 and 10 years are 16.7, 17.0, 13.3 and 12.7. (Dividend Champions.xls) After the last dividend increase declaration, Archer Daniels Midland Company now pays dividends of $0.30 per share normally in March, June, September and December.
Towards the end of last year, ADM was a popular company among bloggers, here are a couple of good analysis of the company:
- Why Archer-Daniels-Midland Is a Buy by Sure Dividend at DivHut
- Archer Daniels Midland (ADM): A Dividend AristocratYielding 3% by Simply Safe Dividends
Details of my purchase:
Some ratings for AMD:
Yahoo: Mean Recommendation 2.6, 1y Target Est $37.44
Reuters: Mean Rating 2.69
At today's exchange rate, this purchase 60 shares of ADM will increase €47.74 ($53.64) of my expected annual net dividend income and will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income to €9815.00. With purchase price $32.79 plus commission ($5.00) my starting yield on cost is 3.65%.
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Full Disclosure: Long ADM