Removing the specials...6 cent beat....maybe earns near 3.40 for the fiscal year ending June...roe up to nearly 15% this qrtr...got a dividend...highly regarded global food processor...... diverse, doing well, growing, trading at a bit over 10X eps and bit over 7x cf.
It looks to me like pretty good news on a down market day/trend. Certainly people are cautious since even good stocks will come off if another major market correction happens again. Looks like investors are worried about another or double dip where all stocks get taken down. Still think adm will outperform the market but thats on a relative basis. Perhaps like some others i cannot afford to pick up more at this point in time although its a good buy opportunity. I dont see enough reason for this to come off so much today.
Todays drop in price is a surprise and it looks to me like there is concern about the overall market and world economy, thus profit taking. If the world economic out look was more stable or sure this would be a great buy opportunity, and it still might be. I certainly would not sell today and dont understand those that will. for me the best major buy signal would be when insiders start to buy up adm stock. Having said all that i like adm long term and think it outperforms the market in 2011.