4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Deere

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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 (NYS: DE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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.

Deere facts

Headquarters (Founded)Moline, Ill. (1837)
Market Cap$34.8 billion
IndustryFarm and construction machinery
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$32.0 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Samuel Allen
CFO James Field
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)30.6%
Cash/Debt$3.7 billion / $26.7 billion
Dividend Yield1.9%
CompetitorsCaterpillar
CNH Global
Kubota

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.

Late last year, one of those Fools, troym72, highlighted the tailwinds working in Deere's favor:

[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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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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