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Is Deere & Company(NYSE: DE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972. Deere & Company is in the Farm & Construction Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Deere & Company, is 3377.36, and so far today it has a volume of 2563300. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is 14.42%.

To help you determine whether Deere & Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.09 and forward P/E is 22.34. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Deere & Company has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.98 and the P/B ratio is 3.61. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.1 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Deere & Company is trading at, 85.35 (0.00% today), Deere & Company has a dividend yield of 2.81%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 47.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -11.12% after growing -33.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.10%, and -11.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 308.93, and the number of shares float is 92.12. The senior management bring insider ownership to 10.00%, and institutional ownership is at 73.90%. The float short is 32.50%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.86. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.70%, and also a return on investment of 5.10%.

The ability for Deere & Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 3.25 and total debt/equity is 5.01. In terms of margins, Deere & Company has a gross margin of 26.50%, with its operating margin at 11.10%, and Deere & Company has a profit margin of 5.90%.

The 52 week high is -3.00%, with 24.39% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.05% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.55%.

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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