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Stock analysis: For first time in three years, Deere gets a perfect score

In this April 2, 2012 file photo, Derek Long uses a John Deere tractor to disk and cultivate a field in preparation for planting corn in Loami, Ill.

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Deere & Co. last week reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that were better than analysts had estimated and the company forecast revenue declines for next year that were more modest than many on the Street had expected.

But the farm and construction equipment manufacturer, considered a cyclical stock, is facing a slowdown in the farm economy that may result in waning demand for its products.

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This report provides a detailed analysis that investors may want to review before buying or selling the stock.

StockReports+ gives each stock an average score that combines the quantitative analysis of six widely-used investment decision-making tools: earnings, fundamentals, relative valuation, risk, price momentum and insider trading. Deere's average score had risen by one notch over the past week to a three-year high of 10 out of 10. The recent change in the average score was primarily due to an improvement in the earnings and price momentum component scores.

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