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.
Duluth, Ga. (1990)
Construction and farm machinery and heavy trucks
Chairman/CEO Martin Richenhagen
CFO Andrew Beck
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$393.4 million / $1.5 billion
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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.
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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