Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, farm equipment giant Deere (NYSE:DE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Deere and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Deere facts

Headquarters (founded)

Moline, Ill. (1837)

Market Cap

$33.3 billion


Construction and farm machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$36.8 billion


Chairman/CEO Samuel Allen

CFO Raj Kalathur

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$4.2 billion / $32.6 billion

Dividend Yield




CNH Global


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,869 members who have rated Deere believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier today, one of those Fools, Nehams, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

If 2013 turns out to be another record year for U.S. planting, Deere investors should be a happy lot. Plus, it's got the construction uptick to play on. Looking at the way Deere has performed in the past 5 years, it looks like a great haul for the long run at current prices.

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