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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 3285.67, and so far today it has a volume of 835509. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is 3.43%.

To help you determine whether Deere & Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.61 and forward P/E is 21.35. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Deere & Company has a value for PEG of 15.8. P/S ratio is 0.89 and the P/B ratio is 3.42. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.94 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Deere & Company is trading at, 77.33 (-0.49% today), Deere & Company has a dividend yield of 3.09%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 47.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.98, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -6.11% after growing -33.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -23.00%, and -3.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 316.12, and the number of shares float is 313.96. The senior management bring insider ownership to 10.10%, and institutional ownership is at 84.40%. The float short is 9.67%, with the short ratio at a value of 9.24. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.80%, and also a return on investment of 5.80%.

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 3.44 and total debt/equity is 5.29. In terms of margins, Deere & Company has a gross margin of 30.00%, with its operating margin at 10.70%, and Deere & Company has a profit margin of 5.80%.

The 52 week high is -18.21%, with 11.88% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -5.66% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.45%.

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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