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
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||$34.8 billion|
|Industry||Farm and construction machinery|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$32.0 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Samuel Allen
CFO James Field
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||30.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.7 billion / $26.7 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 2,808 members who have rated Deere believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[T]humbing up Deere is pretty much a no-brainer. I really like the current valuation and regardless of the financial markets, people must eat. So, the products that Deere manufactures should not lose their demand unless a competitor is stealing market share. That said, Deere has the strongest brand recognition and loyalty in their industry, so I don't see them losing market share either.
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