Deere Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (DE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Deere (NYSE: DE) is tomorrow, March 26, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 51 cents per share. At a price of $88.39 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Deere has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Deere has a market cap of $34.18 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Deere as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Deere Ratings Report.

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