Deere & Company ( DE ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.46 per share scheduled for February 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that DE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $86.19, the dividend yield is 2.13%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DE was $86.19, representing a -3.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $89.70 and a 24% increase over the 52 week low of $69.51.
DE is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ) and Danaher Corporation ( DHR ). DE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.64. Zacks Investment Research reports DE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.41%, compared to an industry average of 14.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DE Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to DE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DE as a top-10 holding:
- iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund ( VEGI )
- Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF ( MOO )
- Jefferies TR/J CRB Global Commodity Equity Index Fund ( CRBQ )
- Market Vectors Hard Assets Producers ETF ( HAP )
- PowerShares Dynamic Industrials ( PRN ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PRN with an increase of 15.93% over the last 100 days. VEGI has the highest percent weighting of DE at 7.59%.
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