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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, DE  has a market cap of 27716.2. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, Deere & Company, DE performance year to date is 17.07%. Today Deere & Company, DE has gained 0.57%, with a current price of 88.46.

Ownership of the company is 10.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.90%. Return of assets are at 2.80%, 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 3.44. While Total debt/equity is 5.29. With a profit margin of 5.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 30.00%, and operating margin of 10.70%. 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 8.89%. The 52-week high is 0.03%, and the 52-week low is 27.99%. The average volume for Deere & Company, DE is 3215663.

With a target price of 76.95, can Deere & Company, DE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Deere & Company, DE. Deere & Company has a P/E of 17.67 and a forward P/E of 24.45. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 17.88. Deere & Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1 and 3.87 respectively. For P/cash, Deere & Company has a value of 6.71, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 88.46, Deere & Company has a dividend yield of 2.73%. We see a return on equity of 22.90%.

Looking more long-term Deere & Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 0.99%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -8.43% 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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