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Corn stocks

Ready to invest in the grain industry? Consider these 8 stocks.

The best corn stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy corn stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these corn stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like ADM or BG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Invest in the grain industry today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy fractional shares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of a corn company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the grain sector as a whole — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Take a deeper dive into corn stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the grain industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities, products, and ingredients in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Ag Services and Oilseeds, Carbohydrate Solutions, and Nutrition. It procures, stores, cleans, and transports agricultural raw materials, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, and barley.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company stock opened the day at $59.79 after a previous close of $59.60. The latest price was $60.43 (25 minute delay). Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD74.9 billion and employs 37,575 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $33,338,214,400
  • P/E ratio: 14.5295
  • PEG ratio: 4.6615

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2. Bunge (BG)

Bunge Limited operates as an agribusiness and food company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Agribusiness, Edible Oil Products, Milling Products, Fertilizer, and Sugar and Bioenergy. The Agribusiness segment purchases, stores, transports, processes, and sells agricultural commodities and commodity products, including oilseeds primarily soybeans, rapeseed, canola, and sunflower seeds, as well as grains primarily wheat and corn; and vegetable oils and protein meals.

Bunge stock opened the day at $77.21 after a previous close of $76.14. The latest price was $77.45 (25 minute delay). Bunge is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$45.2 billion and employs 23,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $11,259,560,960
  • P/E ratio: 5.5128
  • PEG ratio: 1.7053

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3. Ingredion Incorporated (INGR)

Ingredion Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells starches and sweeteners for various industries. It operates through four segments: North America; South America; Asia Pacific; and Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The company offers sweetener products comprising glucose syrups, high maltose syrups, high fructose corn syrups, caramel colors, dextrose, polyols, maltodextrins, and glucose syrup solids, as well as food-grade and industrial starches, biomaterials, and nutrition ingredients.

Ingredion Incorporated stock opened the day at $92.58 after a previous close of $92.06. The latest price was $93.28 (25 minute delay). Ingredion Incorporated is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.1 billion and employs 12,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $5,957,461,504
  • P/E ratio: 225.7614
  • PEG ratio: 1.264

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4. Tate-and-Lyle (TATYY)

Tate & Lyle PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage, and other industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, other European countries, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Food & Beverage Solutions, Sucralose, and Primary Products. The company offers texturants; nutritive sweeteners, such as high fructose corn syrup and dextrose; health and wellness ingredients; and stabilizers.

Tate-and-Lyle stock opened the day at $40.80 after a previous close of $40.80. The latest price was $40.80 (25 minute delay). Tate-and-Lyle is listed on the OTCQX (a marketplace for buying and selling "over the counter" stocks which aren't listed on a formal stock exchange), has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion and employs 4,441 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $4,698,813,952
  • P/E ratio: 13.6835
  • PEG ratio: 0

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5. The Mosaic Company (MOS)

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and Mosaic Fertilizantes. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names, as well as produces a double sulfate of potash magnesia product under K-Mag brand name.

The Mosaic Company stock opened the day at $31.29 after a previous close of $30.75. The latest price was $31.79 (25 minute delay). The Mosaic Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9.2 billion and employs 12,617 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $11,822,737,408
  • P/E ratio: 11.5682
  • PEG ratio: 0.3436

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6. MGP Ingredients (MGPI)

MGP Ingredients, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, produces and supplies distilled spirits, and specialty wheat proteins and starch food ingredients. It operates through two segments, Distillery Products and Ingredient Solutions.

MGP Ingredients stock opened the day at $64.89 after a previous close of $64.29. The latest price was $65.74 (25 minute delay). MGP Ingredients is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$404.8 million and employs 604 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,351,077,888
  • P/E ratio: 22.8386
  • PEG ratio: 2.47

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7. Green Plains (GPRE)

Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Ingredients, and Partnership.

Green Plains stock opened the day at $32.78 after a previous close of $32.78. The latest price was $33.24 (25 minute delay). Green Plains is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion and employs 839 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,665,157,888
  • PEG ratio: -4.01

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8. Origin Agritech (SEED)

Origin Agritech Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates an agricultural biotechnology and an e-commerce platform in the People's Republic of China. The company engages in crop seed breeding and genetic improvement activities. It develops, produces, and distributes hybrid crop seeds, as well as develops hybrid seed technology.

Origin Agritech stock opened the day at $8.81 after a previous close of $8.73. The latest price was $9.00 (25 minute delay). Origin Agritech is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$20.1 million and employs 52 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $60,491,640
  • PEG ratio: 0

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Bottom line

While it's possible to turn a profit investing in corn stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — corn stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the grain industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you're new to investing, or if it's been awhile since you've taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you're getting the best features in your trading account.

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