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Is Deere's Stock a Bargain by the Numbers?


Numbers can lie -- yet they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Korea Electric Power


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, South Korean utility Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

This Just In: Upgrades and Downgrades

 At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.

 

Amass Your Fortune With These Top Stocks

 You don't need the investing acumen of Warren Buffett or the riches of a trust fund baby to achieve financial success. Since the stock market is your best hope for realizing your dreams, start investing today, by putting away small sums of money every month. Then seek out undervalued small-cap stocks for your greatest returns. I like these stocks because they offer opportunities for growth, while still being mostly overlooked by the big investors.

 

5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Novartis

 Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis (NYSE:NVS) has earned a respected five-star ranking.

 

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Canadian Pacific

 

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, freight railroad operator Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE: CP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.



4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Boston Beer

 

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, craft brewer The Boston Beer Company (NYSE:SAM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.




4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Western Refining

 Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, independent oil refiner Western Refining(NYSE: WNR) earned a respected four-star ranking.

 

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: General Electric

 Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, industrial behemoth General Electric (NYSE:GE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

 

4-Star REITs Looking to Outperform

 With Treasuries at all-time lows and concerns over the stock market's recovery, savvy investors have had to look elsewhere to find solid yields. Sure -- big-name players such as Procter & Gamble and Verizon pay good dividends and have sustainable businesses, but after the financial panic of 2008 and the flash crash this past May, many people are just too fearful to get back in the game.