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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Deere & Company, DE

Deere & Company, DE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Farm & Construction Machinery in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Deere & Company, DEĀ  has a market cap of 26738.94. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, Deere & Company, DE performance year to date is 12.53%. Today Deere & Company, DE has gained -1.36%, with a current price of 84.55.

Ownership of the company is 10.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.80%. Return of assets are at 2.70%, with return on investment at 5.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Deere & Company, DE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 3.25. While Total debt/equity is 5.01. With a profit margin of 5.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 30.90%, and operating margin of 11.10%. Deere & Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Deere & Company, DE has seen a EPS growth of -33.20%. A performance for the year of 8.98%. The 52-week high is -4.60%, and the 52-week low is 22.33%. The average volume for Deere & Company, DE is 4430100.

With a target price of 82.74, can Deere & Company, DE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Deere & Company, DE. Deere & Company has a P/E of 16.92 and a forward P/E of 22.11. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 7.02. Deere & Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1 and 3.58 respectively. For P/cash, Deere & Company has a value of 6.19, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 84.55, Deere & Company has a dividend yield of 2.84%. We see a return on equity of 22.80%.

Looking more long-term Deere & Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.41%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -11.11% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -33.20% for this year and for the last five years a 5.80% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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