One must not feel shy putting money on Deere & Company (DE) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s stocks

On Dec 16, May John C II, CEO & President exercised an option 8,112 shares of Deere & Company (NYSE: DE), with the average selling price of the stock being $100.55 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $815,662. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, CEO & President – May John C II sold an extra 8,112 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Dec 16, with a share sold at an average of $174.11 and a total of $1,412,403 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the CEO & President – May John C II was left with 44,082 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $7675117.02.

The recent price movement of DE means that it is now down by -4.19% from its 52-week high and 30.33% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of DE stands at 1.54% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.39%. The beta score for this stock is 1.13. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 11/27/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 1.54 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was below the expectations of analysts of 1.76 by -0.22. The revenue by the firm was 6.43B for the quarter.

The shares of Deere & Company (DE) dropped by -0.43%, leading to a loss of -$0.75 per share, and saw DE end the trading session at $172.92 on Wednesday 01/15/20. DE started the trading session at $173.12, before reaching a daily high of $175.15. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $172.15.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 1129556, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.71 million shares, out of a total 310.89M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 55.47 billion.

The shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) went down by -1.50% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $136.72, which was lower than the previous closing price of $138.80. Over the past one week, the price of JPM has slipped by -0.16%, while it has recorded a loss of -0.07% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw JPM gain 13.97% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 19.94%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 34.46%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by -1.92%. The stock price has gone up by +14.53% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -3.10% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 11,408,045 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 10,358,662 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see JPM stock with a 100-Day average volume of 10,920,382 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves JPM with an average rating of 88% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports JPM stock not long ago. In its report sent out on January 09, 2020, DA Davidson lowered its ratings on JPM to a Neutral. In an earlier report on January 07, 2020, UBS Downgrade the stock from a Buy to a Neutral. Wolfe Research meanwhile in its report on January 06, 2020 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Peer Perform” to “Peer Perform”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 74.70% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 2700 institutions currently hold the JPM stock. In the last quarter, a 2,299,709,332 JPM shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 91 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 91 institutions sold their entire JPM reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 1,206 increased their investment while 1,215 decreased their investment in the stock.