138.96 +0.01 (0.01%)
After hours: 5:20PM EDT
|Bid||138.95 x 900|
|Ask||139.29 x 1200|
|Day's Range||137.43 - 139.40|
|52 Week Range||128.32 - 169.99|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.53|
|Earnings Date||Aug 16, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.04 (1.84%)|
|1y Target Est||174.83|
Deere Stock Plummets on Disappointing Q2 Earnings, Weaker Outlook(Continued from Prior Part)Construction and Forestry segmentIn the second quarter of fiscal 2019, Deere’s (DE) Construction and Forestry segment reported revenue of $2.99 billion, an
Deere Stock Plummets on Disappointing Q2 Earnings, Weaker Outlook(Continued from Prior Part)Agriculture and Turf Equipment segmentDeere’s (DE) Agriculture and Turf Equipment segment forms the largest portion of its revenue. The segment reported
Deere Stock Plummets on Disappointing Q2 Earnings, Weaker Outlook(Continued from Prior Part)Deere’s second-quarter revenueIn the second quarter of fiscal 2019, Deere (DE) reported total revenue of $10.27 billion from its equipment operations,
Deere Stock Plummets on Disappointing Q2 Earnings, Weaker OutlookDeere’s earnings fail to meet estimatesDeere (DE) announced its fiscal 2019 second-quarter earnings results before the market opened on May 17. The company reported adjusted EPS of
Brazil's lack of reliable internet accessibility in rural areas is an increasingly critical problem for its farmers, as more agricultural equipment arriving on the market is built to be updated online to work at full capacity. Brazil's agriculture has grown at a quick pace in the last decade, putting the country at the forefront of global food production. Less than 10% of Brazilian farms have internet, according to an estimate from Tim Participações, the local arm of Telecom Italia Spa.
The trade war with China has reignited, and while the tech companies may be getting the headlines, export-oriented industrials have also felt immediate effects. China is an important market for heavy construction and agricultural equipment, and the imposition of protective tariffs has made a mark on the import-export trade.We’ll dive into TipRanks’ analyst database to look at two major industrial companies feeling the pain from China, as well as one strong defensive play to minimize the hurt on your portfolio. Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT – Research Report)Despite beating expectations in the China market earlier this year, Caterpillar now says it expects full-year China-sales results to come in flat at best. This is a serious setback, as Caterpillar makes 10% of its global sales to China. Combined with a drop in operating margin – reported at 18.5% last month, down from 19.7% one year ago – the company is facing a serious headwind in East Asia.Quoted in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper, five-star analyst Stephen Volkmann (Track Record & Ratings) noted both points, saying, “Caterpillar has most exposure to China in their construction industry business and that business was just a bit disappointing on revenue and margins.”Caterpillar stock has had a difficult time gaining traction in recent years, as its share price peaked in January 2018 and has been on an uneven downward slope since then. With the end of Q2 2019, the company moved to placate shareholders, by boosting the dividend 20% to $1.03 per share ($4.12 annualized), which increased the yield to a respectable 3.37%. Shares gained $4 in the next session but are down $17 since.While CAT is facing headwinds, the outlook is not entirely gloomy. Oppenheimer’s Noah Kaye (Track Record & Ratings) set a ‘Hold’ on the stock, but his comments acknowledge that the company has extensive resources: “We got much of what we were looking for from CAT’s Investor Day last week. The company provided an updated view on its structurally improved cross-cycle margin and cash flow metrics… We believe CAT’s O&E model has successfully enabled the company to deliver stronger cash generation peak-to-trough and supported its strong balance sheet, enabling a more shareholder-friendly approach to capital allocation.”Overall, CAT retains a ‘Moderate Buy’ from the analyst consensus, including 9 buy, 3 hold, and 2 sell reviews. Shares sell for $122 as of May 20, and the average price target of $150 suggests a 22% upside potential.View CAT Price Target & Analyst Rating Detail Deere & Co. (DE – Research Report)Nothing runs like a Deere, but investors ran away from Deere shares after the May 17 Q2 earnings report. The manufacturer of agricultural equipment (from backyard riding mowers to giant agribusiness harvester combines, plus everything in between) missed the EPS forecast by 2%, reporting $3.52 against the expected $3.61. Despite the earnings miss, net equipment sales revenues came in just above the $10.12 billion expectation, at $10.3 billion.According to the company, however, investors should not expect to keep seeing revenue beats this year. Deere lowered guidance on 2019 net income from $3.6 billion to $3.3 billion. Company CEO Sam Allen said of the lower guidance, “Although the long-term fundamentals for our businesses remain favorable, softening conditions in the agricultural sector have led Deere to adopt a more cautious financial outlook for the year. The lower forecast is partly a result of actions we are taking to prudently manage field inventories, which will cause production levels to be below retail sales in the second half of the year.”DE shares dropped 7.5% after the earnings report.Wall Street’s analysts have also seen the weakness in DE, even those setting ‘buy’ ratings on the stock. From RBC Capital, Seth Weber (Track Record & Ratings) says of the lowered income guidance, “…the revision is not surprising in light of the U.S.-China trade tensions and bad weather.” He lowered his price target by 10%, to $175.Stanley Elliot (Track Record & Ratings), of Stifel, also notes the softness in the agribusiness sector. He says the lowered income projection is driven by “a cocktail of negative developments in terms of trade, late plantings and swine flu.” His price target, $171, suggests a 26% upside for the stock.Deere holds a ‘Moderate Buy’ rating on the analyst consensus, based on 5 buy, 4 hold, and 1 sell rating given in the past three months. The $155 average price target that indicates a 14% upside potential from the current share price of $135.View DE Price Target & Analyst Rating Detail Johnson & Johnson (JNJ – Research Report)Consumer health care companies, emphasizing the everyday items that everyone needs no matter the state of the economy, are among the stocks usually seen as ‘recession proof.’ This doesn’t mean that they won’t drop when the market drops; rather, it means that they’ll experience less volatility. You can expect these defensive stocks to outperform when the major indexes fall or make slow gains, but they’ll also tend to lag a bit when the markets see a sharp rise.Johnson & Johnson is a classic case. JNJ released its Q1 earnings, missing the EPS by 2 cents, on April 16. Since then, the stock has slipped, risen, and slipped again, and is flat overall. On a longer-term view, JNJ is up 7.3% year-to-date and 11.4% over the past 12 months. The S&P 500, for April, is down over 2%, and in the last 12 months is only up 4%.Outperforming market slips is not JNJ’s only defensive attribute. The stock pays out a regular dividend, currently 95 cents per quarter for a 2.75% annual yield. The company has made a policy of steady, if modest, dividend increases, dating back to the early 1990s.The analysts, of course, have taken note of JNJ’s dependability in delivering profits and rewarding shareholders. Raymond James analyst Jayson Bedford (Track Record & Ratings), just after the earnings report, raised his price target to $147 (for a 6% upside), and said, “Growth was still much better than expected, which gives us more confidence in our estimates.”More recently, five-start analyst Joanne Wuensch (Track Record & Ratings) of BMO Capital, noted JNJ’s attraction in a down market. In her note on the stock, she said, “J&J's discipline to acquire and divest assets in its health care portfolio, its pristine balance sheet and its high dividend yield make the stock a strong defensive choice.” Her price target, $157, suggests an upside potential of 13%.JNJ maintains a ‘Moderate Buy’ analyst consensus rating, based on 6 buys and 5 holds given in the past three months. Shares sell for $138; the average price target of $148 indicates a modest upside potential of 7%.View JNJ Price Target & Analyst Rating Detail Enjoy Research Reports on the Stocks in this Article:Caterpillar, Inc. 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Deere & Company (NYSE: DE ) tempered its revenue, net income and cash flow outlook for 2019, but RBC Capital Markets said Monday investors should expect the company to keep plowing along and maintained ...
PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) has been ringing the register for shareholders in 2019. And off and on the chart, that looks set to continue in PayPal stock. Let me explain.Source: Official Leweb Photos Via FlickrDoes the U.S. and China's trade war and its potential implications on consumers and businesses have you concerned? In Friday's trading, it certainly had Wall Street's attention.The S&P 500 fell by roughly 0.50%, while PayPal stock found itself under even more duress -- shedding about 1%. Peer-mobile payments play Square (NYSE:SQ) is off 1.25%. But the potential real losers are companies like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) which is down a bit more than 2% or the 4.5% bashing in Deere (NYSE:DE).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) Behind the market's U-turn is the optimism of the past couple days that the world's two largest economies could find a quick fix quickly faded after Chinese state media deferred expectations for a deal at next month's G-20 summit meeting in Japan. But don't think for a second this is what really matters for PayPal stock.Despite persistent and nagging uncertainties, it's important to focus on the big picture for PayPal stock and not quick-to-flip, daily-market-based, back-and-forth cheers and jeers. And bottom, top and squiggly price lines -- following last month's supportive quarterly confessional led by the company's sizzling digital wallet Venmo business and an equally beneficial price chart showing more than just hopeful promise, it's time to consider going long PayPal stock. PayPal Stock Weekly Price Chart Click to EnlargeIt's been a good year for PayPal stock. Shares are up 32% for 2019 and have captured 20% since breaking out of PYPL stock's year-long, base-on-base pattern in late January. So, what next? I see more upside potential.I believe technically shares can match the gains of the prior bullish leg from April 2017's breakout near $45 to the high of 2018's year-long congestive base. Some investors refer to this type of continuation action as a mirror move or two-step pattern. And in this instance, should it play out that way, PayPal stock should rally towards $140-$150.There's no guarantees of course. And PYPL stock's weekly stochastics are currently overbought. Still, if price and volume matter most, Thursday's relative strength breakout on increased volume to fresh highs from a short two plus week flat base does look compelling.For like-minded investors I'd recommend buying PayPal stock above $115.39. This entry is 1.5% through the pattern high and about .5% north of Thursday's high of $114.66.The purchase obviously sacrifices a tiny bit of upside. But if we're correct about the PYPL's trajectory, it's well worth the cost as this strategy looks to avoid buying a false breakout after the broader market's quick snap back from its trade war panic.Disclosure: Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in any securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. For additional options-based strategies, related musings or to ask a question, you can find and follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) * 5 Great Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Today * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement Compare Brokers The post PayPal Stock Will Continue to Ring the Register for Investors appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Rough trading in Deere' shares pushed down agribusiness ETF, especially those with the largest allocation to this farm equipment giant.
Shares of Agco Corp. slumped 2.6% in morning trade Monday, after Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Ross Gilardi turned bearish on the agricultural equipment company, saying its "heavy" outperformance over Deere & Co. appears unsustainable given increased pressure on farm equipment demand. Gilardi cut his rating to underperform from neutral and slashed his stock price target to $64 from $75. Gilardi said Agco's stock outperformance has been based on Agco's relative lack of North America large agriculture exposure as the U.S.-China trade war drags on, continued strong performance of its European business and a heavy short position by investors in late 2018. Agco's stock is up 17.9% year to date, while Deere shares are down 10.5% and the S&P 500 is up 13.4%. "We expect Agco to relinquish some of this outperformance as the rest of 2019 outlook feels more uncertain to us with rising competition in Brazil and likely US production cuts in 2H19," Gilardi wrote in a note to clients. On Friday, Deere's stock tumbled 7.7% after the company reported earnings that missed expectations as the U.S.-China trade war caused farmers to become more cautious about making purchases.
Shares of industrial manufacturer Deere fell dramatically in Friday trading after the company blamed U.S.-China trade tensions for its weak earnings report, and experts worry they could decline further.
Investors should buy this stock down to its annual value level at $134.22. Shares of Deere fell below their 200-day simple moving average at $152.65 and its semiannual pivot at $150.56 on Monday, May 13. Buying Deere on weakness is supported by the fundamentals as its P/E ratio is 15.14 with a dividend yield of 2.1%, according to Macrotrend.
Shares of Deere & Co. tanked Friday toward the lowest close in more than six months, after yet another disappointing earnings report from the agriculture, construction and turf-care-products maker, as the U.S. farming industry felt the pain of the trade war with China.
“Until there’s some kind of stability on crop prices or a resolution on the trade front, farmers will continue to repair equipment as best they can or go to used markets,” said Chris Ciolino, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. U.S.-China trade tensions are flaring and African swine fever in China is decimating hog herds. The situation is “credit negative for Deere,” according to Bruce Clark, a senior vice president at Moody’s Investors Service.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Deere & Co., down $11.17 to $134.82 The farm equipment maker's quarterly profit missed expectations amid weakness in the agriculture sector. ...
As expected, China retaliated against the U.S.’s increased tariffs by vowing this week to raise levies on $60 billion of goods, while also exploring other measures. Take these last two with a grain of salt, as it’s unclear how China would execute this kind of drastic action without painful consequences for itself. It’s unlikely China never buys a Boeing plane again, but the two fatal crashes of its 737 Max and the subsequent grounding of the jet make Boeing an easier target.