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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Deere facts

Headquarters (founded)

Moline, Ill. (1837)

Market Cap

$31.7 billion

Industry

Farm and construction machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$37.7 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Samuel Allen

CFO Rajesh Kalathur

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

39.8%

Cash/Debt

$4.2 billion / $34.1 billion

Dividend Yield

2.5%

Competitors

Caterpillar

CNH Global

Kubota

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,902 members who have rated Deere believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, pirnu, succinctly summed up the Deere bull case for our community: "All the research I've done into this stock has been favorable. It is a well-established brand in the US and seems to be growing in the international market. The recent decline seems to be more of a buying opportunity than a reason to sell."  


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