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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 25756.88. 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 82.41 (with a change from open of 0.15%), this in conjunction with a target price of 82.9. Volume today has so far reached 945395, with an average volume of about 3478.05. The GAP for this stock, is 0.41%.

The P/E ratio is 16.41, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.45. 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 9.07%.

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 1.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 10.00% and institutional ownership is 73.90%. Shares outstanding is 314.3, while shares float is at a value of 314.12. Float short for Deere & Company is 9.33% and the short ratio is 8.43.

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 , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 30.90% 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, 5.80%. Return on equity is 22.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.96, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.47 and Price/cash is 5.96, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 0.95% and 3.54% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.02% and the 52 week low is 19.23%.

Deere & Company has a dividend yield of 2.93%, with a current price of 82.41. 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 -0.34%, with performance for the month coming to 5.84%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.99%, and for the half year the performance is 5.06%. Volatility for this week is 1.87% and for the month this is 2.06%.

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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