Deere & Co (DE): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Deere ( DE) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Deere rose $0.96 (1.1%) to $85.93 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,281,362 shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,153,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $84.56-$86.72 after having opened the day at $84.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.97. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), up 25.0%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), up 22.9%, Highpower International ( HPJ), up 22.8% and Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), up 13.7%.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $31.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 7.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Deere a buy, 7 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deere as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), down 11.2%, ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), down 8.7%, UQM Technologies ( UQM), down 8.4% and Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), down 8.2% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Colfax Corporation ( CFX) being today's industrial industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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