AGCO Corp

  • Its Time To Buy Agri Stocks

    By Piyush Arora - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CNH, DE

    I have read several agriculture related articles over the last week, and most of them recommend selling agriculture machinery stocks. Their basic premise is that corn prices have plummeted by nearly 33% over the last year, which should lead to a cash crunch, and eventually deter farmers from buying agricultural equipment. However, I would like to differ.

    It's worth noting that farming equipment industry relies on farming revenues, and more »

  • Is the Agriculture Boom Over?

    By Howard Rothman - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CNH, DE

    For the last few years, farm equipment has been selling faster than cold beer in a hot ballpark. Record commodity prices, driven partly by emerging market demand, brought record income to farmers worldwide. They've continually upgraded and expanded their fleets with the profits, pushing machinery makers to their own record levels. From 2009 to 2012, for example, sales at Deere (NYSE: DE) grew 60%, while EPS mushroomed by 270 more »

  • Mining, Farming and Construction Profits: Heavy Machinery

    By patricio kehoe - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, JOY, KMTUY

    When an economy struggles to grow steadily, investments focused on capital become scarce. Mining, farming and construction are three industries that require heavy capital investment and have suffered greatly through the recession. Fortunately, with new economic winds in the USA, companies like Joy Global (NYSE: JOY), Komatsu (NASDAQOTH: KMTUY), and AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) have begun to show improvement.

    Asian innovation

    The world’s second largest construction company, Komatsu, based in more »

  • The Best Under-Rated Play in the Agri Market

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CNH, DE

    The outlook for the farm-machines and construction industry has been a mixed bag over the past couple of years. One of the big names dragging down the entire heavy-equipment industry has been Caterpillar. The company's poor performance due to slowdowns in China and in the mining sector has led to a sell-off of the entire industry. However, I would argue that CAT's problems in mining, or even China more »

  • Is This Century Old Company of Choice For Both Farmers and Investors?

    By Mark Lin - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CAT, DE

    Only time will tell the difference between a fad and a trend. Similarly, brands’ enduring power is measured in decades and centuries instead of days. Deere (NYSE: DE), the largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment globally with a history spanning more than a century, bears testimony to that.

    Why this company enjoys pricing power

    Deere has exhibited strong margin stability, having maintained gross margin within a narrow range of 28%-31 more »

  • Insiders Are Bullish About These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AGCO, BF-B, LEN, TIVO

    According to our review of studies on insider trading, stocks bought by insiders tend to narrowly outperform the market.

    We think that this is because company insiders, by buying stock, are increasing their company-specific risk rather than diversifying their wealth- something that economic theory suggests should only occur when they are particularly confident in the business’s prospects. While it’s impossible to imitate every insider purchase, it can be more »

  • 3 Agriculture Firms to Have on Your Radar

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, POT, MOS

    Investing in agriculture doesn't only allow investors to get in on increasing global food demand, it also helps recession-proof your portfolio. The sector has benefits both domestically and internationally, because even during recessions, people have to eat.

    As that demand persists and grows along with the flourishing global middle class, grain inventories are used up, to the point where they are at nearly their lowest level in over 40 more »

  • Is Deere a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CAT, CNH, DE, LNN

    The second quarter of Deere's (NYSE: DE) fiscal year ended in April, with the company experiencing a 9% increase in revenue versus a year earlier but only a 3% rise in earnings as net margins declined. During the quarter (and during fiscal Q1 as well), growth was driven by the agriculture and turf business, where a double-digit percentage increase in sales offset declines in the much smaller construction and more »

  • 3 Equipment Manufacturers to Look For in 2013

    By Shweta Dubey - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, MTW, TEX

    In 2012, capital goods and agriculture equipment manufacturers all over the world faced a tough time producing and selling their products due to higher interest rates and declining customer demand. With the global economy now showing gradual signs of improvement, interest rates are easing off and demand is increasing. This comes as a huge relief for manufacturers.

    Here are three equipment manufacturers which, due to their global presence, are expected more »

  • Do These Machinery Stocks Have Value to Dig Up?

    By Chris Hodge - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, ALG, CNH

    Farming and construction machines are critical to keeping society functioning, and that's a powerful moat. While they're essential, unfortunately they can also be finicky stocks because they're vulnerable to commodity price changes. Let's see how the following companies stack up.

    Global goodness

    AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) operates as a manufacturer, distributing its hardware through independent distributors around the world. This is good because it takes away the more »

  • 3 Machinery Companies that You Must Buy as the Economy Improves

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, MTW, TEX

    Global economic recovery provides better future prospects for the machinery industry. According to the IMF, the world economy is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% in 2013 and 4% in 2014. With this growth, the U.S. machinery industry is projected to grow at 1.9% this year and 3% in 2014. I have analyzed three machinery companies in this article, looking at their growth prospects for more »

  • What Is Going on With Farm Machinery Stocks?

    By Zain Abbas - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CNH, DE

    The agriculture industry has been receiving some negative sentiment after Deere & Company’s (NYSE: DE) earnings release, as the giant agriculture machinery producer warned the market about deteriorating fundamentals for agricultural commodities in the near term.

    Since then, the company has received a downgrade from Wells Fargo, Barrons, and Goldman Sachs. However, what was interesting to note was that Deere got the maximum punishment -- neither AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) nor CNH more »

  • The Perfect Time to Get This Stock on Your Radar

    By Neha Chamaria - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CAT, CNH, DE, TEX

    Record quarterly numbers that easily trampled Street estimates should have ideally charged up the bulls. Instead, Deere’s (NYSE: DE) stock has lost about 7% since it announced results last week. The markets behaved as unpredictably in February when Deere’s stock was punished for another record quarter.

    What is wrong with the market? Wasn't the cautious outlook expected? It doesn't even sound as murky as the market more »

  • 3 Ways to Invest in Agriculture

    By Phillip Woolgar - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, DE, MOS

    With the growing global middle class, the world's food crises is set to worsen over the coming years. That means huge potential for agriculture stocks, as food demand increases and the prices go up in stride. 

    The planet currently has about 1.1 acres of arable land per person--that's down from 2.8 acres in 1960. In 2030, scientists estimate there will only be 0.8 acres of more »

  • More Gains Ahead? Insiders Provide Clues on a Business Turnaround

    By John Macris - April 26, 2013 | Tickers: AVAV, AGCO, WTSL

    In the course of daily news flow, special situations emerge in the stock market that create unprecedented buying and selling opportunities. American educator and professional speaker Stephen Covey often spoke of his 90/10 Principle, which states that life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

    Mr. Covey’s principle certainly holds true in the stock market, as investors are greeted with the more »

  • Insiders Are Buying These 2 Stocks Heavily...Should You?

    By Adem Tahiri - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, DE, NAV

    Following large, recent, insider buying is a fun way to screen for stocks. It's not scientific, and shouldn’t be a central investment thesis, but it can be a very bullish sign. In fact, many studies have shown that stocks of companies with heavy insider buying go on to outperform the market by as much as 7%.

    I’ve combed through the stocks with large, recent insider purchases. Here more »

  • Are You Prepared This Time?

    By Piyush Arora - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CNH, DE

    Editor's Note: This version has been modified to address CNH Global's price appreciation.

    Last year’s drought brought upon a massive destruction of crop yield, which sent crop prices to 6 year highs. This year is turning no different, as the weather reports suggest that last year’s drought may very well continue in 2013. This would certainly send fertilizer companies soaring, but agricultural equipment providers like Deere more »

  • Massive Insider Buys By A Director

    By Mike Thiessen - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, DE, KUBTY

    Although large insider buys are a fairly common occurrence at publicly traded companies, it is rare for a game-changing accumulation to occur within the space of a few weeks. However, this is exactly what has happened at AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), an Atlanta-based manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment. Since late March, a company director named Mallika Srinivasan has purchased millions of shares of the company's stock and recently more »

  • 3 Ways to Invest in Agriculture

    By Phillip Woolgar - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, DE, MOS

    With the growing global middle class, the world's food crises is set to worsen over the coming years. That means huge potential for agriculture stocks, as food demand increases and the prices go up in stride. 

    The planet currently has about 1.1 acres of arable land per person. That's down from 2.8 acres in 1960. In 2030, scientists estimate there will only be 0.8 acres more »

  • Massive Insider Buys By A Director

    By Mike Thiessen - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, DE, KUBTY

    Although large insider buys are a fairly common occurrence at publicly traded companies, it is rare for a game-changing accumulation to occur within the space of a few weeks. However, this is exactly what has happened at AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), an Atlanta-based manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment. Since late March, a company director named Mallika Srinivasan has purchased millions of shares of the company's stock and recently more »

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