Deere & Co (DE)

DE (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
pos +0.52
Today's Range: 85.62 - 87.47 | DE Avg Daily Volume: 3,072,700
Last Update: 10/26/16 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 2,179,904
YTD Performance: 13.44%
Open: $85.88
Previous Close: $86.52
52 Week Range: $70.16 - $89.34
Oustanding Shares: 314,422,919
Market Cap: 27,260,467,077
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Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 4 3 3 3
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 8 9 8 7
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 5 4 4 4
Mean Rec. 3.08 3.08 3.09 3.09
Latest Dividend: 0.60
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.77%
Dividend Ex-Date: 09/28/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 11.02
Price Earnings Comparisons:
DE Sector Avg. S&P 500
11.02 17.30 29.60
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
11.04% 7.80% 3.55%
Revenue -21.60 -0.20 -0.07
Net Income -38.60 -0.40 -0.14
EPS -33.10 -0.20 -0.09
Earnings for DE:
Revenue 26.48B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (10/16) Qtr (01/17) FY (10/16) FY (10/17)
Average Estimate $0.36 $0.53 $4.26 $3.84
Number of Analysts 11 6 12 12
High Estimate $0.48 $0.63 $4.40 $4.40
Low Estimate $0.32 $0.40 $3.90 $3.10
Prior Year $1.08 $0.80 $5.77 $4.26
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -66.25% -33.75% -26.26% -9.79%
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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened. Crude oil dropped by $1.22 to $43.44, just in time when a lot of pundits like the price action and turned bullish. Frankly, these short-term forecasts for crude -- or, for that matter, almost any commodity -- are silly talk and usually the projections are non-rigorous. My two bits. (BTW, the Saudi oil minister has been replaced, which is causing some consternation and concerns). Gold got schmeissed, down by $28.70 to $1,265, as the commodity drifts away from the $1,300 resistance level. Agricultural commodities: wheat -5.75, corn -9.25, soybean -7.75 and oats -4.50. Lumber +10. Bonds climbed modestly. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note (1.76%) and the long bond (2.62%)   dropped by one basis point each. Municipals better bid. Those fab closed-end muni bond funds continued to rise. High yield did little. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was down a dime and sits at $14.   Bank stocks retreated but are up from the day's lows. Over there, weakness in Deutsche Bank (DB) shares continues to concern me. Brokerages were lower, with Morgan Stanley (MS) down 15 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) off $1.34 Life insurance stocks were mixed. Lincoln National (LNC) was up 18 cents after a walloping last week, but MetLife (MET) was down a dime. Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), I am watching you (and adding); it was up another 30 cents. My short, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), was down almost two beaners (it was an early-line favorite to be Trade of the Week). Consumer staples flat lined. Old tech was quiet. Energy stocks got hit with lower crude. Schlumberger (SLB) was a downside standout, off $2.35. Biotech finally could be turning. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was up more than 2.5% and Allergan (AGN) was the world's fair, up $12. Valeant (VRX) continues lower, down another 6%. All my old Biotech Basket is prospering. Media uninteresting with little price action. Retail was stronger, led by short pick Nordstrom (JWN), up $1.14. Agricultural equipment bad, but good for me (as I'm short). Deere (DE) was down 87 cents and Caterpillar (CAT) fell $2.58. (T) FANG was mixed, with Alphabet (GOOGL) up $3.95 and Amazon (AMZN) up $5.80 but short TSLA down $6. NOSH was better, led by O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Home Depot (HD). Twitter (TWTR) was in its customary lower position, off 20 cents and near its 52-week low. Radian Group (RDN) was flat and Potash (POT) was down 28 cents. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was off 40 cents and long fav DuPont (DD) edged down 17 cents. New short iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) is trending lower and was down 11 cents. Here is some good stuff appearing on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the unwieldy market. It's a continuing theme of mine (the market without memory from day to day)  over the last few months. Mark "Nashville Cats"   Sebastian on the VIX and the Summer Time Blues?     Jonathan "Catch 22" Heller on Sears Hometown (SHOS).  Brian Sozzi on malls.  James Gentile on second derivative housing plays.

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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened. Crude oil dropped by nearly a dollar to close at $43.83. Nat gas rose by four cents. Gold fell by $7.20 to $1,288. $1,300 seems to be something of a hurdle.  Agricultural commodities registered big declines. Wheat -17.00, corn -12.50, soybean -15.25 and oats –5.75. Lumber -4.40. Bonds rallied smartly and yields dove. The 10-year yield declined by seven basis points to 1.79% and the long bond by six basis points to 2.66%. Municipals were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds rallied strongly. The high-yield bond market got hit. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) shed seven cents to close a bit under $14 resistance ($13.96). Banks were clipped in light of lower bond yields, with losses of 2% to 4% for Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM). I remain short Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF), which shed 1.3%. A good think. Life insurance was hit by the specter of reinvestment challenges in a low-rate world. Lincoln  National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) were 3% lower. Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) held up in a relative sense. Brokers declined with concerns about reduced capital markets activity. Goldman Sachs (GS) was down $3 and Morgan Stanley (MS) off 40 cents. Retail was broadly lower; my short Nordstrom (JWN) was down 80 cents and is my only position in the space. Energy stocks suffered mightily. Schlumberger (SLB) was down $2.17 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was off $1.02. I remain short bought. Old tech declined broadly. Staples were flattish. Autos suffered as more signs of Peak Autos reign.  Biotech was weak, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) down $5. I continue to see further weakness in biotech, despite some technical advice to buy here and there. Valeant (VRX) rallied by $3 after Ackman's defense on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime." My speculative biotech basket got hammered -- thankfully, I am out. Media got hit. Comcast (CMCSA) was down 30 cents and Disney (DIS) off 60 cents. Ag equipment, which I disfavor and am short, was lower. Deere (DE) was down 90 cents and Caterpillar (CAT) down $1.50. (T)FANG's leadership now seems wobbly. Tesla (TSLA) was a standout to the downside, off $6. Amazon (AMZN) fell $13 and Netflix (NFLX) was down 2%. NOSH was mixed. O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) was up $4 but my short Starbucks (SBUX) dropped by nearly a beaner. CRABBY was lower, led by C and Alleghany (Y), down $7. In miscellaneous stocks, Twitter (TWTR) is in the dumps and hit a new all-time low, Potash (POT) smelled funky, DuPont (DD), my fav large cap, which is extended, slipped $1.24, and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was down $1.14. Apple bounced $1.50 after a week of near-consecutive declines. Here is some great material on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on why not to sell in May and go away.  Ben "Goldfinger" Cross on why gold is struggling.   RevShark thinks the market has halitosis!  Roger Arnold on more volatility ahead.  I enjoyed reading "

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

Stocks slid sharply in the final hour to finish at the day's lows after a real roller coaster of a day! Booyah! The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil rose by 63 cents to $45.96. Gold climbed by $17 to $1,267. Silver rose by 30 cents. Agricultural commodities: wheat +1.50, corn +7.00, soybean flat and oats -2.25. Bonds rose in price, declined in yield. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by three basis points to 1.83% and the long bond by only one basis points to yield 2.68%. Municipals were well-bid. Closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed. The high-yield market showed little price movement. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB), up earlier in the day, closed down a dime. Banks are at the lows of the day. I double my XLF short today. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Citigroup (C) were down by about a half a beaner, while Bank of America (BAC) slid by 25 cents. Brokerages were lower. Morgan Stanley (MS) was down 30 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) was off about $2.50. Life insurance, the object of my disaffection, got schmeissed with dollar-plus losses for MetLife (MET), Lincoln National (LNC) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). My long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) also was lower by a similar amount. Retail stocks were broadly lower, led by Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW). Short Nordstrom (JWN) was off 65 cents. Old media sank, led by IBM (IBM), down $3.35, and Microsoft (MSFT), down $1.30. Auto stocks held well, with a good gain for Ford (F), up 45 cents. Energy stocks fell despite a higher commodity price. Schlumberger (SLB) was down $1.15 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) off 80 cents. Biotech was only slightly lower. Allergan (AGN) was down a beaner. Ag equipment was under pressure, with Deere (DE) and Caterpillar (CAT) down about 1% each. Media was mixed, though Disney (DIS) was down $1.20 after a rich premium deal for Comcast (CMCSA) to acquire DreamWorks (DWA) was announced. (T)FANG was lower, save Facebook (FB), which was up nearly $8. NOSH saw all components lower. CRABBY components all were lower as well. Apple (AAPL) was a leader on the downside, off $3. Short/sell, don't hold.  Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was lower after earnings (I'll review tomorrow). Some good stuff on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the worst over for pharma.  RevShark is running with the bulls.  Tim Melvin on Carlyle Group (CG) and its tons of cash.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on playing earnings-related volatility of Amazon (AMZN), LinkedIn (LNKD) and Expedia (EXPE).  Daniel "Oil Vey" Dicker on Hess (HES) over Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD). 

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Inside day in the markets, at least as of 3 p.m. ET (in the time that it took to write "Takeaways," the S&P rose by seven handles). Ss (S&P) over Ns (Nasdaq). The U.S. dollar weakened after the Fed's comments. Crude oil advanced by $1.13 to $45.17. Gold rose by $4.60 to $1,248. Agricultural commodities gave back on price. Wheat -3.25, corn -3.25, soybean -3.00 and oats +2.50. Lumber +9.20. Bonds erupted higher in price, lower in yield after above. That is why I re-shorted Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) at $23.73. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by an outsize seven basis points to 1.86% and the long bond by five basis points to 2.70%. Municipals were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds advanced ... again. Big mistake selling them earlier in the year on my part! The high-yield bond market moved higher. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) paused and was flat. Banks experienced some early strength, sold off on the Fed's comments and are beginning to rally from the lows. Brokerages were stronger. Life insurance was unchanged despite the rise in bond prices. Retail was stronger across the board. Former long Macy's (M) was up 45 cents and short Nordstrom (JWN) was up 55 cents. Energy stocks rallied with crude oil. Schlumberger (SLB) rose $1.63 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up $1.00. Some positive dividend moves within the space. Old tech was quiet, though IBM (IBM) was up $1.60. Biotech was down most of the day, but experiencing a late day rally. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down $1.70. My biotech basket of speculative stocks still appears to be rolling over. Consumer non-durables thrived, as Kimberly-Clark (KMB) bounced from recent weakness and Procter & Gamble (PG) was up 55 cents. Short Coca-Cola (KO) was fractionally higher. Autos were dead flat. Ag equipment was higher, with Caterpillar (CAT) up $1.15 and Deere (DE) up $1.50. (T)FANG continues weak, led by AMZN, down $9, and Tesla (TSLA), down $2.60. Trade of the Week short iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) continues to rally, up 30 cents. NOSH was mixed; Starbucks (SBUX), a favorite short, continues to decline, down 72 cents. It appears to be breaking down from the earnings report last week. Mine is a minority view. CRABBY was helped by Radian Group (RDN), which had an earnings beat and some good credit data (more to come later in the week). In miscellaneous names, Twitter (TWTR) was a twit and Potash (POT) rallied by 40 cents after Monsanto (MON) was upgraded yesterday. Apple was down between $6 and $7 most of the day. Here are some good columns from RealMoneyPro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the market, which is impervious to Apple.  Apple mea culpa (I respect his candidness) from Mark Sebastian.  Shad Gad "And the Pharoahs" on how to beat the pros.  James Passeri on Mr. Ackman Goes to Washington.  Jack and Jim on Twitter. 

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened modestly. I discussed our currency this morning.  The price of crude oil dropped by 77 cents and closed at $43.40 Natural gas was flat. Gold was quiet, losing $3.60 to $1,250. Agricultural commodities trade as though they are HFT (high-frequency trading) influenced! -- wheat -11.00, corn -11.50, soybean +9.25 and oats -5.50. Lumber was flat. Bonds were lower, with iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) down 65 cents. The 10-year U.S. note rose by two basis points to 1.86% and the 30-year by three basis points to 2.69%. Municipals were flat. Closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed. High yield was down. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose nicely, by eight cents to $13.72. Though down on the day, banks held up well considering the recent strength; however, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) was down by 74 cents. I should have stayed with yesterday's Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short. I will revisit as I expect a correction of plus or minus 5% in these names post haste. Brokerages gave back recent gains. Morgan Stanley (MS) was down 15 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) down $2.00 Retail was lower, with Wal-Mart (WMT), Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) all down, but by less than a beaner each. Under Armour (UA) was an upside standout. Old tech, except IBM (IBM), which was up $2.62, was lower, led by Microsoft following its earnings report. I will dissect Mr. Softee tonight and I am awaiting the conference call in a few minutes. My feedback will be discussed tomorrow. Ag equipment was lower, with Caterpillar (CAT) down 72 cents and Deere (DE) down $1.71. Staples continued their schmeissing -- is the safety trade is over? Good sale earlier in the week in former long Procter & Gamble (PG), which was down 74 cents; it is down almost $3 since my exit two days ago. Best Ideas short Coca-Cola (KO) continues to give gas and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) got whacked by $3.50. Media was lower, but Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) only by a half a buck or so each. Biotech was a standout; iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) rose by a bit over 2%, led by Celgene (CELG) and Gilead Sciences (GILD). Former spec holding Intrexon (XON) was down $10 after a negative Seeking Alpha report. I expect more big losses ahead in secondary and tertiary biotech names. (T)FANG got declawed, led by Alphabet and its after-hours miss. NOSH was ouch, led by the SBUX miss. CRABBY was also in a rotten mood. In individual names, fav DuPont (DD) was a standout on the upside, rising 60 cents. Potash (POT) was up a dime, and Twitter (TWTR) was unchanged. Here are some great contributions on today's RealMoneyPro site: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer sings Bob Dylan (The Times They are a Changin').  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins on how to play MSFT and GOOGL.  Dick Arms on the market -- always a good read.  Robert "Not Rita" Moreno likes McDonald's (MCD) on the short side; I like this contrary technical take. (The stock is loved by everyone!)  Interesting observation from Brian Sozzi on the message on emerging growth markets delivered by PepsiCo (PEP) and Coca-Cola. 

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened a bit today. Consumer nondurables felt the pain of the currency rise and the KO miss.  I sold my long Procter & Gamble (PG) and took it off my Best Ideas List today.  PepsiCo (PEP), Kimberly-Clark (KMB) and KO all were weak. Crude oil rallied despite fundamental news that could have taken it lower. It was $1.43 to $42.51 in what looks like a massive short squeeze. Nat gas was flat. Gold was unchanged at $1,253. Agricultural commodities were through the roof following days of strengthening prices: wheat +12.50, corn +6.25, soybean +22.00 and oats +10.50. Food inflation lays ahead, Janet Yellen. Bonds were lower in price and higher in yield. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down $1.05. The 10-year U.S. note yield rose by four basis points to 1.82% and the long bond by the same amount to 2.63%. Municipals flat-lined, but the sprint for yield resulted in more gains for closed-end municipal bond funds. High yield improved. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 27 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 11 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was three pennies to the good. Banks were tentative midday but are at their highs for the day now. Brokerages are up, with Morgan Stanley (MS) up 50 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) up $2.90. Life insurance responded to the drop in bond prices as reinvestment opportunities are seen expanding, though rates remain very low. Energy stocks were higher with the commodity advance. Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.80 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) up $1.13. Retail was mixed, with short Nordstrom (JWN) the strongest to the upside (up $1.45). Wal-Mart (WMT) faltered a bit. Prior long Macy's (M) was up 40 cents. Media was mixed. Disney (DIS) was up 70 cents but Comcast (CMCSA) was down 85 cents. Ag equipment, led by Deere (DE), which was up $2.25, was again strong. However, Caterpillar (CAT) slowed down after recent gains. Old tech was led to the upside by IBM (IBM), rising $2.65 from pressure earlier in the week. Biotech was unchanged as Allergan (AGN) rallied and so did spec Intrexon (XON). Nothing much in my former Biotech Basket to record. Autos continued ahead for the third day in a row after a Barron's cover story. Ford (F) was up a quarter and General Motors (GM) up 40 cents. (T)FANG was led by Tesla (TSLA) and Amazon (AMZN). Netflix (NFLX) had a dead-cat bounce. NOSH was uneventful, as was CRABBY. In individual stocks, Twitter (TWTR) warmed up by 55 cents and Potash (POT) poked above $18 after yesterday's strong gain. DuPont (DD) was hit by profit taking and was down 75 cents. Very little trading today as I marvel at the unrelenting advance. Here are some great columns from RealMoneyPro today: Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on how to play higher crude oil prices.  Carley Garner on livestock prices.  Tim Melvin on energy-exposed banks.  RevShark sees slim long pickings.  The Divine Ms. M on market rotat

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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened. Crude oil down by 10 cents to $40.40. Nat gas down by six cents. Gold up $7.20 to $1,233. Agricultural commodities: wheat flat, soybean +8.00 and corn +3.25. Big decline in lumber --$7.50 lower. Bonds soared, with iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) up $1.10). The yield on the 10-year declined by three basis points to 1.75% and same for long bond (2.56%). iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB) was bid for. Closed-end municipal bond funds are still rising in price. High yield was quiet. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was flat after yesterday's schmeissing.  I have moved to small in size. Banks gave back some after a small beat from Citigroup (C). More on the group on Monday. Life insurance gave back some, as did brokerages. Retail was predominantly higher, led by long Macy's (M), up a beaner. Old tech was weaker, with the downside led by Cisco (CSCO) and Intel (INTL) -- rumors from my Gnome on job cuts there. Staples were better, but no large price moves. Autos gave back. General Motors (GM) down 25 cents and Ford (F) down 20 cents. Biotech was down small -- iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down $1). Same for media. My biotech basket sold off after a great run. Heavy equipment held in the form of Deere (DE) and Caterpillar (CAT) (T)FANG was so so. Alphabet (GOOGL) was strong, FB weak. NOSH had little movement and was not appetizing. CRABBY had little movement, too. In individual stocks, Apple (I added to my short materially yesterday) was a downside feature (off $2) on rumored productions cuts. DuPont (DD) had another high for the year. Twitter (TWTR) advanced small and so did Potash (POT).  Here are some great articles on RealMoneyPro today: El Capitan on Friday EPS reports.  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins on Apple.  Mike "Stormin'" Norman on
The charts could be foreshadowing new price lows in the months ahead. 

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