Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, farm equipment maker Deere (NYSE: DE ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Deere's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Moline, Ill. (1837)|
|Market Cap||$30.8 billion|
|Industry||Farm and construction machinery|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$33.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Samuel Allen
CFO Raj Kalathur
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||31.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.7 billion / $29.8 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 2,835 members who have rated Deere believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those Fools, AlpahBetaOmega, touched on the strong tailwind working in Deere's favor: "Global projection is for 9 billion humans on earth [by 2050]. Someone has to feed them, and [Deere] is the company that is likely to sell those farmers/agribusinesses the equipment necessary to grow all that food."
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