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Deere & Company is a financial conglomerates business based in the US. Deere-and-Company shares (DE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Deere-and-Company employs 69,634 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$37 billion.
|52-week range||USD$104.3454 - USD$338.7699|
|50-day moving average||USD$302.0735|
|200-day moving average||USD$250.6006|
|Wall St. target price||USD$356.59|
|Dividend yield||USD$3.04 (0.9%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$10.93|
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Valuing Deere-and-Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Deere-and-Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Deere-and-Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Deere-and-Company shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Deere-and-Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2206. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Deere-and-Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Deere-and-Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Deere-and-Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$37 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.36%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.82%|
|Return on equity TTM||26.58%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$106 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.2 million Deere-and-Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Deere-and-Company's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% up from 2.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Deere-and-Company shares can be evaluated.
Deere-and-Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Deere-and-Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Deere-and-Company shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Deere-and-Company's SIR currently stands at 1.37. In other words for every 100,000 Deere-and-Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1370 shares are currently held short.
However Deere-and-Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Deere-and-Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Deere-and-Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Deere-and-Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Deere-and-Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0079% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Deere-and-Company shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Deere-and-Company.
Find out more about how you can short Deere-and-Company stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Deere-and-Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 26.81
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Deere-and-Company's overall score of 26.81 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Deere-and-Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 8.89/100
Deere-and-Company's environmental score of 8.89 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Deere-and-Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 15.47/100
Deere-and-Company's social score of 15.47 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Deere-and-Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.45/100
Deere-and-Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Deere-and-Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Deere-and-Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Deere-and-Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||26.81|
|Total ESG percentile||22.52|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 13.8% of net profits
Recently Deere-and-Company has paid out, on average, around 13.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Deere-and-Company shareholders could enjoy a 0.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Deere-and-Company's case, that would currently equate to about $3.04 per share.
While Deere-and-Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Deere-and-Company is investing more in its future growth.
Deere-and-Company's most recent dividend payout was on 8 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Deere-and-Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 December 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Deere-and-Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Deere-and-Company shares which in turn could have impacted Deere-and-Company's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Deere-and-Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $104.3454 up to $338.7699. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Deere-and-Company's is 0.984. This would suggest that Deere-and-Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes various equipment worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Financial Services. The Agriculture and Turf segment provides various agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; tractor loaders; combines, cotton pickers, cotton strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; harvesting front-end equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; tillage, seeding, and application equipment comprising sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery; self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; riding lawn equipment, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment along with associated implements; integrated agricultural solutions and precision technologies; and other outdoor power products. The Construction and Forestry segment offers a range of machines and service parts used in construction, earthmoving, road building, material handling, and timber harvesting, including backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; milling machines; recyclers; slipform pavers; surface miners; asphalt pavers; compactors; tandem and static rollers; mobile crushers and screens; mobile and stationary asphalt plants; log skidders; feller bunchers; log loaders; log forwarders; and log harvesters and related logging attachments. The Financial Services segment finances sales and leases agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment. It also offers wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; and extended equipment warranties, as well as finances retail revolving charge accounts. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.
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