Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co Lowers stake in Deere & Company (DE)

Deere & Company (DE) : Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co reduced its stake in Deere & Company by 0.37% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 80,900 shares of Deere & Company which is valued at $6,384,628 after selling 300 shares in Deere & Company , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 9, 2016.Deere & Company makes up approximately 1.23% of Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Investment Centers Of America Inc sold out all of its stake in DE during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 8,550 shares of DE which is valued $674,766. Somerville Kurt F sold out all of its stake in DE during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 3,130 shares of DE which is valued $244,109.Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in DE in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 900 additional shares and now holds a total of 57,606 shares of Deere & Company which is valued at $4,511,126. Deere & Company makes up approx 0.12% of Utah Retirement Systems’s portfolio.Tocqueville Asset Management reduced its stake in DE by selling 1,900 shares or 1.49% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 125,905 shares of DE which is valued at $9,784,078. Deere & Company makes up approx 0.12% of Tocqueville Asset Management’s portfolio.

Deere & Company closed down -0.72 points or -0.92% at $77.43 with 27,64,648 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $78, the shares hit an intraday low of $77.24 and an intraday high of $78.31 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Deere & Company reported $1.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.08 according to the earnings call on May 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.48. The company had revenue of $7107.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $6659.63 million. The company’s revenue was down -3.9 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.03 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Deere & Company. Shares were Downgraded by UBS on Jul 29, 2016 to ” Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 80 from a previous price target of $94 .Deere & Company was Downgraded by Piper Jaffray to ” Underweight” on Jul 25, 2016. Deere & Company was Upgraded by Goldman to ” Buy” on Jun 3, 2016.

Deere & Company is engaged in equipment operations and financial services. The Company operates through three business segments: agriculture and turf construction and forestry and financial services. The Company’s agriculture and turf segment primarily manufactures and distributes a full line of agriculture and turf equipment and related service parts. The Company’s construction and forestry segment primarily manufactures and distributes a range of machines and service parts used in construction earthmoving material handling and timber harvesting. The Company’s financial services segment primarily provides credit services which include finance sales and leases by John Deere dealers of new and used agriculture and turf equipment and construction and forestry equipment.

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