Better Buy: Deere vs. Caterpillar

Today, analysts Brendan Byrnes and Austin Smith discuss whether investors should consider buying Deere or Caterpillar. Of the two, Caterpillar looks more attractive as a cyclical stock currently on a dip, and its growth options look outstanding moving forward. Deere is suffering some from a fall in demand and could get hit by the drought as well.

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