Deere & Company (DE) was Upgraded by Wells Fargo to ” Outperform”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Market Perform ” on the company shares. Wells Fargo advised their investors in a research report released on Oct 10, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Deere & Company. Deutsche Bank Initiated Deere & Company on Sep 7, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $90.Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Aug 22, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 80 from a previous price target of $72 .Shares were Downgraded by UBS on Jul 29, 2016 to ” Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 80 from a previous price target of $94 .
On the company’s financial health, Deere & Company reported $1.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.61 according to the earnings call on Aug 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.94. The company had revenue of $5861.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $6026.59 million. The company’s revenue was down -14.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.53 EPS.
Deere & Company opened for trading at $85.28 and hit $86.665 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $86.3, with a gain of 1.18% or 1.01 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 29,22,678 shares. Company has a market cap of $27,135 M.
In a different news, on Dec 2, 2015, Rajesh Kalathur (Senior Vice President & CFO) sold 4,366 shares at $79.52 per share price. According to the SEC, on Jul 1, 2015, Jean H Gilles (Senior Vice President) sold 4,463 shares at $98.21 per share price. On Jun 30, 2015, Max A Guinn (President, WW C&F, Lbr Rltns) sold 14,374 shares at $97.32 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Deere & Company is engaged in equipment operations and financial services. The Company operates through three business segments: agriculture and turf construction and forestry and financial services. The Company’s agriculture and turf segment primarily manufactures and distributes a full line of agriculture and turf equipment and related service parts. The Company’s construction and forestry segment primarily manufactures and distributes a range of machines and service parts used in construction earthmoving material handling and timber harvesting. The Company’s financial services segment primarily provides credit services which include finance sales and leases by John Deere dealers of new and used agriculture and turf equipment and construction and forestry equipment.