5-Star Agriculture Stocks Ready to Grow: AGCO


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO (NYS: AGCO) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AGCO's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

AGCO facts

Headquarters (founded)

Duluth, Ga. (1990)

Market Cap

$4.8 billion


Construction and farm machinery and heavy trucks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$9.6 billion


Chairman/CEO Martin Richenhagen

CFO Andrew Beck

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$393.4 million / $1.5 billion


CNH Global (NYS: CNH)

Deere & Co. (NYS: DE)

Kubota (NYS: KUB)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 318 members who have rated AGCO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, cottenball, succinctly summed up the AGCO bull case for our community:

I think this would be a good long term hold because they make machinery for farmers and construction. Food is not going to go anywhere and with the increasing population, these machines will become vital to preventing starvation. [T]he current [PEG ratio] is .75 which means it is cheap now at the estimated future earnings rate.

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