| Deere & Co. operates the following segments: Agriculture and Turf, which manufactures and distributes a line of agriculture and turf equipment and related service parts, including utility tractors, tractor loaders, combines, cotton pickers, cotton strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; Construction and Forestry, which manufactures and distributes a range of machines and service parts used in construction, earthmoving, road building, material handling and timber harvesting, including backhoe loaders and crawler dozers and loaders; and Financial Services, which finances sales and leases by Co.'s dealers of new and used agriculture and turf equipment and construction and forestry equipment. |
When researching a stock like Deere, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from DE Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for DE stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the DE 200 day moving average ("DE 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the DE 50 day moving average ("DE 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Deere. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the DE 200 DMA and the DE 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("DE MACD"). The DE MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).