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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 26816.86. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, Deere & Company, DE performance year to date is 15.69%. Today Deere & Company, DE has gained 1.18%, with a current price of 86.3.

Ownership of the company is 10.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.40%. 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 5.10%.

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 26.50%, 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 9.91%. The 52-week high is -1.92%, and the 52-week low is 25.77%. The average volume for Deere & Company, DE is 2913400.

With a target price of 82.9, can Deere & Company, DE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Deere & Company, DE. Deere & Company has a P/E of 17.28 and a forward P/E of 22.59. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Deere & Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1 and 3.65 respectively. For P/cash, Deere & Company has a value of 6.21, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 86.3, Deere & Company has a dividend yield of 2.78%. 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 -2.74%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -11.12% 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.

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