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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 3426.76, and so far today it has a volume of 2225100. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is 11.24%.

To help you determine whether Deere & Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.73 and forward P/E is 21.86. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Deere & Company has a value for PEG of 6.94. P/S ratio is 0.98 and the P/B ratio is 3.54. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.08 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Deere & Company is trading at, 83.58 (-0.52% today), Deere & Company has a dividend yield of 2.87%, 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 -11.11% 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 314.3, and the number of shares float is 313.96. The senior management bring insider ownership to 10.00%, and institutional ownership is at 74.00%. The float short is 9.36%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.58. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.70%, 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 3.25 and total debt/equity is 5.01. In terms of margins, Deere & Company has a gross margin of 30.90%, with its operating margin at 11.10%, and Deere & Company has a profit margin of 5.90%.

The 52 week high is -5.70%, with 20.93% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.67% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.28%.

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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