Deere & Co. (DE)

134.82
NYSE : Producer Manufacturing
Prev Close 145.99
Day Low/High 133.17 / 141.37
52 Wk Low/High 128.32 / 169.99
Avg Volume 1.88M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 318.49M
Market Cap 46.50B
EPS 7.30
P/E Ratio 19.65
Div & Yield 3.04 (2.00%)

This Is a Stock Pickers' Market Again; Enjoy It

Folks, hiking rates one or eight times is really not that big a deal.

My Takeaways and Observations

Peak Housing? No follow-through from the homebuilders today. Peak Bank Stocks?  Ali Blah Blah -- aka Alibaba (BABA) -- is a downside highlight today. See my post.  Small short adds and small long adds.  I remain manifestly bearish -- but, as I have ...

My Takeaways and Observations

The day started with the challenges in the sneaker field.  Bloomberg on Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley analysts' Tesla (TSLA) price target hikes -- I believe (and am quoted) that these moves go against the spirit of the law.    I remember CNBC's M...

Deere upgraded at BMO

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day with what I think is an important call on defensive consumer nondurables -- Sell, Mortimer! My Trade of the Week -- short Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) -- is an outgrowth of my opening missive.  There are new presid...

Midday Report: Applied Materials Leads Tech; U.S. Stocks Jump

Midday Report: Applied Materials Leads Tech; U.S. Stocks Jump

U.S. stocks jumped higher on Friday as the two-day intense focus on the Federal Reserve and its rate hike plans began to ease.

Why It's Time to Invest in Deere (Slowly)

I am an accumulator, a collector, of companies like John Deere.

U.S. Futures Rally Premarket, Close Week on High Note

Crude prices were not cooperating with the market, falling slightly in morning trading. 

What's Ahead Friday: Will Campbell Soup Satisfy Investors' Appetite?

What's Ahead Friday: Will Campbell Soup Satisfy Investors' Appetite?

In 'What's Ahead on Wall Street' for Friday May 20, we're focusing on several companies among the string of quarterly reports still trickling out.

My Takeaways and Observations

I will start Takeaways the way I started it yesterday. Blah, blah, blah. Too many are certain in view. Indeed, if you listen to someone who talks with certainty and is authoritative in view, hide your children from them! The only certainty is the la...

Deere's Intriguing, But How to Play It?

Deere's Intriguing, But How to Play It?

The stock is bouncing around quite a bit, so options numbers will move with price.

Lightning Round, Part One

Here are answers to some of your questions today. Keep 'em coming to me at gentilerealmoney@gmail.com and I'll answer more this afternoon. Q. FitBit (FIT) -- what are your thoughts on this "growth stock"? -- Michael S. A. The question I have for Fit...

Where Trading and Accumulation of Stocks Differ

I have received a lot of tactical questions around trading and accumulation of stocks today. So, here's how I do it ... It is important to distinguish between "trading" and "investing" in stocks. Make the declaration before you begin. If you have do...

Our First 'Lightning Round' (Part II)

Here are some more answers to questions that I got this morning from readers. Keep 'em coming at gentilerealmoney@gmail.com and I'll post more at around 2 p.m. ET this afternoon (or click here to read Q&As from a little earlier today). Q. What are y...

My Takeaways and Observations

My explanation for today's market advance (it's as good as anyone's!): Markets were oversold. The S&P 500 held the 50-day moving average. The put/call ratio popped back up.  From here, the key might be to watch what other asset classes rally with eq...

My Takeaways and Observations

Nyquist can now win The Triple Crown. Effortless win. I had a fun interview with Boston Red Sox fan Thomas Keene on Bloomberg "Market Surveillance."  I mused at the get go.  And one more muse.  I am a disbeliever on the China story and I'm shorting ...

And Now the Farm Report

"Just one more thing." --Lt. Columbo One last thing. I forgot to include in my Takeaways post the weak performance in agricultural equipment stocks, with Caterpillar (CAT) down $2.14 and Deere (DE) off $1.22.

My Takeaways and Observations

My reaction to the Apple (AAPL) interview by Jim "El Capitan" Cramer.  It is amusing to me when many Apple holders and traders in the business media -- previously seeking short-term performance - now seem to rationalize the holding as a long-term in...

My Takeaways and Observations

My opening missive was "Monetary Policy in Wonderland": Central bankers have been effective in delivering a positive outcome in repressing volatility and producing higher financial prices but not in producing rising economic activity. The market bet...

My Takeaways and Observations

All Apple (AAPL) this morning. Here, here and here.  Re-shorted Amazon (AMZN) at $619-$620 yesterday (a good thing) and I'm trying to short more.  Peak Hedge Funds -- more evidence.  The man, the legend: Tattoo!  Tell Me Something I Don't Know.  Dan...

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day and ended the day at my highest net short exposure in over one-and-a-half years. I had my head in two research projects today rather than in the markets. It's just as well, given the action. Remember bulls/buyers live higher and be...

My Takeaways and Observations

Bulls 10-Bears 0. At 3:00 p.m. ET we were at the highs of the day. Nary a downtick from the market lows. Short covering, programs and long buyers. Even junk is rising -- e.g., Sears Holdings (SHLD) was up nearly 9%. Boca Biff turns bullish.  Keep an...

Deere Shares Running Strong

Deere Shares Running Strong

The tractor maker's stock could post the heaviest upside-volume day since late November.

My Takeaways and Observations

Doh!  A new featured column makes its debut in my Diary.  Apple (AAPL) is crapple.  Speaking of crap -- my long ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF (SDS) -- my Trade of the Week -- was crapple, too. However, the prior week's Facebook (FB) short worked ...

Deere Appears to Be Losing Traction

The charts could be foreshadowing new price lows in the months ahead. 

Farm-Equipment Stocks Wither on the Vine

Deere & Co. (DE) was down more than 1% at last check, likely due to a 7% drop at irrigation company Lindsay Corp. (LNN) following that firm's downbeat earnings release and conference call. An excerpt from this morning's Lindsay call: "We are now in ...

Berkshire's Many Headwinds

I've been looking this morning at Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) and CEO's Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders, which came out over the weekend. I'm short on BRK.B, and this year's letter only reinforced the headwinds that I've previou...

Deere upgraded at Argus

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Cramer: Industrials Suddenly Afford Port in Oil-Driven Storm

Those big, fat ugly ducklings that have gone unloved for ages now are looking mighty good.