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Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 26439.58. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Deere & Company is 84.09 (with a change from open of 1.66%), this in conjunction with a target price of 82.9. Volume today has so far reached 3376500, with an average volume of about 3408.89. The GAP for this stock, is 0.33%.

The P/E ratio is 16.83, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.01. The current EPS for Deere & Company, is 5, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -33.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.73%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Deere & Company, EPS is looking like it will grow -11.12% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -2.74%. Quarter over quarter is 1.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -11.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 5.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 10.00% and institutional ownership is 73.90%. Shares outstanding is 314.42, while shares float is at a value of 92.12. Float short for Deere & Company is 31.82% and the short ratio is 8.6.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.25, while the total debt/equity comes to 5.01. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 26.50% and their operating margin is 11.10%. The profit margin is 5.90%.

Deere & Company has seen returns on assets of 2.70%, and on investment, 5.10%. Return on equity is 22.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.99, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.56 and Price/cash is 6.12, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 2.92% and 5.38% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.12% and the 52 week low is 21.66%.

Deere & Company has a dividend yield of 2.85%, with a current price of 84.09. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 47.80%. This is in an industry, Farm & Construction Machinery, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Deere & Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Farm & Construction Machinery industry means that Deere & Company has seen performance for the past week of 1.99%, with performance for the month coming to -2.56%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.92%, and for the half year the performance is 17.70%. Volatility for this week is 1.17% and for the month this is 1.36%.

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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