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Why Deere & Company (DE) Could Beat Earnings Estimates Again

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Looking for a stock that might be in a good position to beat earnings at its next report? Consider Deere & Company DE, a firm in the Manufacturing - Farm Equipment, which could be a great candidate for another beat.

This company has seen a nice streak of beating earnings estimates, especially when looking at the previous two reports. In fact, in these reports, DE has beaten estimates by at least 20% in both cases, suggesting it has a nice short-term history of crushing expectations.

Earnings in Focus

Two quarters ago, DE expected to post 50 cents per share, while it actually produced 61 cents per share, a beat of 22%. Meanwhile, for the most recent quarter, the company looked to deliver $1.70 per share, when it actually saw $2.49 per share instead, representing a 46.5% positive surprise.

Deere & Company Price and EPS Surprise

 

Deere & Company Price and EPS Surprise | Deere & Company Quote

Thanks in part to this history, recent estimates have been moving higher for Deere & Company. In fact, the Earnings ESP for DE is positive, which is a great sign of a coming beat.

After all, the Zacks Earnings ESP compares the most accurate estimate to the broad consensus, looking to find stocks that have seen big revisions as of late, suggesting that analysts have recently become more bullish on the company’s earnings prospects. This is the case for DE, as the firm currently has a Zacks Earnings ESP of +2.16%, so another beat could be around the corner.

This is particularly true when you consider that DE has a great Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) which can be a harbinger of outperformance and a signal for a strong earnings profile. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

When you add this solid Zacks Rank to a positive Earnings ESP, a positive earnings surprise happens nearly 70% of the time, so it seems pretty likely that DE could see another beat at its next report, especially if recent trends are any guide.

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