4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Archer Daniels Midland

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (NYS: ADM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ADM's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

ADM facts

Founded (founded)

Decatur, Ill. (1898)

Market Cap

$18.9 billion


Agricultural products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$89.2 billion


Chairman/CEO Patricia Woertz
CFO Ray Young

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.3 billion / $10.3 billion

Dividend Yield



Corn Products International

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 2,071 members who have rated ADM believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, tichtalk, tapped the stock as a particularly stable income opportunity:

2.4% dividend yield is very attractive and makes ADM a solid dividend play. Year over year growth rates for 2013 look good. Won't be the type of stock that blows the market out of the water ... but won't completely crap out either.

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