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December 3, 2012
10:53 EDTDE, TWITitan CEO says Deere will beat 2012 in 2013
In reference to 2013, Titan International (TWI) Chairman & CEO Maurice Taylor said, "Farm income will be equal to last year. Deere (DE) will beat 2012. Why? Deere’s Chairman is putting in his new team. The wind is at his back and he is a real competitor."
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August 21, 2015
13:02 EDTDEChanos says heavy equipment companies 'have the wind in their face'
Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates said on CNBC that the companies selling heavy equipment will "have the wind in their face" for years as inventory is worked though. Chanos added that he remains short shares of Caterpillar (CAT), pointing out the company acquired Bucyrus at the top of the market. Peers of Caterpillar include Deere (DE) and AGCO (AGCO).
12:17 EDTDEDeere slides after Q3 results and outlook impacted by deteriorating farm economy
Despite reporting third quarter results that surpassed analyst expectations, shares of farm equipment maker Deere (DE) are falling after the company said it sees farm equipment sales for the year lower than previously thought, as the downturn in the agricultural economy continues. WHAT'S NEW: Deere reported Q3 EPS of $1.53, down from $2.33 in the year-ago quarter, and revenue of $7.6B, down 20% from last year's Q3. Analysts' consensus estimates for Q3 were for EPS of $1.44 on revenue of $7.17B. John Deere's Chief Executive Officer Samuel Allen said, "John Deere's third quarter results reflected the continuing impact of the downturn in the farm economy as well as lower demand for construction equipment." WHAT'S NOTABLE: Looking ahead, the farm equipment maker forecast full year 2015 world-wide sales of its farm equipment to be lower by about 25% for the year compared to the 24% it forecast in May with its Q2 report. On its Q3 earnings conference call, the company said crop prices are stabilizing near the long-term average and the dairy sector remains under pressure. Beef prices remain solid while pork prices remain at low levels, Deere added. In China, the company sees continued slowdown in economic growth, lower commodity prices impacting agricultural economy, and mechanizing trends and ongoing subsidies supportive of agriculture. In India, the company sees positive consumer and investor sentiment supporting economic growth, and two consecutive below normal monsoon seasons impacting farm incomes. In the Commonwealth of Independent States, the company sees a continued deterioration of economic growth and credit conditions remaining challenged. Deere sees crop value of agricultural production in Brazil to decrease 11% in 2015. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Deere are down $6.04, or 6.6%, to $84.61 in midday trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies that are leveraged to agriculture include AGCO (AGCO),Potash (POT), Mosaic(MOS), Agrium (AGU), Syngenta (SYT), CF Industries (CF), and DuPont (DD).
12:04 EDTDEOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:55 EDTDEDeere sees positive Q4 price in both units
10:33 EDTDEDeere says first phase early 2016 orders are down from 2015
The company said combine orders began this month and is too early to comment.
10:13 EDTDEDeere says long term fundamentals for Agriculture business in Brazil are 'solid'
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10:09 EDTDEDeere sees FY15 cost of sales 78% of net sales
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10:09 EDTDEDeere says economic activity is 'improving', may be early stages of recovery
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09:13 EDTDEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Accuray (ARAY), up 12.7%... Brocade (BRCD), up 6%... salesforce.com (CRM), up 3.5%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Intuit (INTU), down 6.7%... Deere (DE), down 5.4%... Nordson (NDSN), down 4.4%. ALSO LOWER: GigOptix (GIG), down 20% after 9.22M share Spot Secondary priced at $1.70... VirnetX Holding (VHC), down 19.8% after filing to sell 35M shares of common stock... Northwest Biotherapeutics (NWBO), down 8.7% after TheStreet's Adam Feuerstein reports, via Twitter, that CVax Phase 3 study has been temporarily halted in Germany.
07:16 EDTDEDeere sees company equipment sales down 21% for FY15, 24% for Q4
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07:14 EDTDEDeere now sees FY15 net income about $1.8B
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07:05 EDTDEDeere CEO says 'quite confident' about company's prospects
CEO Samuel Allen says Deere's performance in 2015 underscores its success establishing a wider range of revenue sources and more durable business model. "By continuing to report solid profits in a difficult environment, the company is showing great resilience and performing much better than in previous agricultural downturns." Longer term, Allen said he remained quite confident about the company's prospects. "We believe our steady investment in new products and geographies will make Deere the provider of choice for a growing global customer base and that the impact of these actions will become increasingly clear when our end markets recover," said Allen. "In our view, favorable trends based on a growing, more affluent, and increasingly mobile population, have ample staying power. For all these reasons, we have confidence in the company's present course and its ability to deliver significant value to customers and investors in the years ahead."
07:04 EDTDEDeere reports Q3 worldwide equipment operations sales down 22%
Deere's equipment operations reported operating profit of $601M in Q3. The decline was due primarily to lower shipment volumes, the impact of a less favorable product mix, and the unfavorable effects of foreign-currency exchange. These factors were partially offset by price realization and lower production costs for the quarter and by price realization, lower selling, administrative and general expenses, and lower production costs for the year to date. Net income of the company's equipment operations was $344M in Q3.
07:03 EDTDEDeere sees worldwide sales of agriculture, turf equiment down about 25% for FY15
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07:01 EDTDEDeere reports Q3 EPS $1.53, consensus $1.44
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August 20, 2015
14:59 EDTDEDeere technical commentary ahead of results
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14:42 EDTDENotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:05 EDTDEDeere August 92 straddle priced for 3.3% movement into Q3
05:59 EDTDEDeere implied volatility of 27 at upper end of index
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August 19, 2015
11:56 EDTDEDeere August volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Deere August call option implied volatility is at 54, September is at 27; compared to its 52-week range of 14 to 26 suggesting large price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on Aug 21.
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