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logoArgusMay 11, 2021

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company: Reiterating BUY and raising target to $80

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Founded in 1902 and based in Chicago, Archer Daniels Midland purchases, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products worldwide. The company derives about 55% of its revenue from outside the United States. The Ag Services and Oilseeds division purchases and processes oilseeds, including soybeans, cottonseed, sunflower seeds, canola, peanuts, flaxseed, and palm into vegetable oils and protein meals. The Carbohydrates Solutions division is involved in the wet and dry milling of corn, and produces alcohol, amino acids, citric and lactic acids, and other specialty food and animal feed ingredients, as well as ethyl alcohol. The Nutrition division sells specialty products such as natural flavor ingredients, flavor systems, natural colors, and animal nutrition products. The company has approximately 37,500 employees. ADM shares are a component of the S&P 500 Index.

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Deborah Ciervo, CFA

Analyst: Generalist
Deborah is a generalist responsible for analytical coverage of companies across all sectors for Argus Research. Prior to joining Argus, she was a Sr. Director of Global Partnerships at S&P Dow Jones Indices where she managed relationships with foreign exchanges and other partners. Deborah joined Dow Jones Indexes as an analyst in 1995 and held key roles in market data distribution and commercial policy, business and product development over her seventeen years with the company. She was Sr. Director of International Markets & Products from 2008-2012, where she led international sales and product management. Deborah earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2004 and she holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Rider University.