Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
neg -0.34
Today's Range: 85.54 - 87.13 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 4,322,800
Last Update: 10/24/16 - 3:59 PM EDT
Volume: 5,091,200
YTD Performance: 27.03%
Open: $86.23
Previous Close: $86.33
52 Week Range: $56.36 - $89.87
Oustanding Shares: 584,231,181
Market Cap: 50,611,947,210
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for CAT
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 2 2 1 1
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 12 11 11 12
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.87 2.86 3.00 3.00
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.56%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/20/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 55.53
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
55.53 45.80 29.40
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
7.90% 23.91% -1.56%
Revenue -14.80 -0.30 -0.11
Net Income -43.10 -0.60 -0.28
EPS -40.50 -0.60 -0.26
Earnings for CAT:
Revenue 47.01B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.75 $1.03 $3.52 $3.62
Number of Analysts 10 8 10 11
High Estimate $0.77 $1.12 $3.64 $3.89
Low Estimate $0.69 $0.92 $3.36 $3.25
Prior Year $0.75 $0.74 $4.64 $3.52
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -0.27% 39.36% -24.22% 2.85%
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Doug Kass

 | Oct 24, 2016 | 4:37 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened (as shareholders of Kimberly Clark (KMB) rudely found out today). The price of crude oil suffered but off of the day's lows. Gold fell by $3.40. No oomph for now in precious metals. Ag commodities weakened. Wheat down $0.011, corn down $0.375, soybeans up $0.775 and oats down $0.06. Lumber was flat. For the first day in the last four or five days, bonds were lower in price and higher in yield. Intermediate and long yields rose by two to three basis points. The 2s/10s spread rose by one basis point to nearly 92 basis points. Municipals got hit but closed end muni bond funds were slightly higher in price. Junk was flat. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) diverged, up $0.08. Banks continued to wander higher and now sit at multi month highs. Insurance advanced. Long fav Hartford Financial (HIG) , +1%. But so were my shorts, Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) , up a similar amount. Brokerages mixed. Diversified financial doing better -- led by long fav Oaktree Capital (OAK) . Old tech behaved like new tech -- iShares S&P NA Tech. Sec. Idx. Fd. ETF (IGM)  , Comcast (CSCO) , Microsoft (MSFT) markedly higher. As mentioned above, autos were in second gear today. Biotech continues to disappoint. Allergan (AGN) weaker and value traps Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Celgene (CELG) flat to down. Spec biotech got hit. Energy stocks flat-lined. Retail was on sale, again JC Penney (JCP) conspicuously weak (down $0.25). (T)FANG the world's fair Only Netflix (NFLX) flat. Here are some value added contributions on the site today: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer says yuck to AT&T (T) - Time Warner (TWX) proposal. 2. Jeremy LaKosh chimes in on the merger. 3. Bret

Doug Kass

 | Oct 20, 2016 | 2:37 PM EDT
On the intraday rally I have added to the following shorts: Apple  (AAPL) , Metlife (MET) , Lincoln National (LNC) and Caterpil …

Doug Kass

 | Oct 19, 2016 | 4:01 PM EDT
Mr. Market managed to make gains on top of yesterday's ramp, the first two-day, back-to-back rise in two weeks. My sense is that participants are again becoming complacent. Commodities (ag, lumber, gold and crude oil) were a strong asset class. Autos (General Motors (GM) ), and retail (JC Penney (JCP) +3.5%, Coach (COH) , Macy's (M) ) -- two lagging groups -- started to turn higher today. Junk bonds climbe

Jim Cramer

 | Oct 19, 2016 | 12:35 PM EDT
For starters, trouble for banks, drugs, energy and M&A.

Doug Kass

 | Oct 17, 2016 | 5:21 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil declined by four bits to $49.86. Gold flatlined. Ag commodities rallied: wheat up $0.02, corn up $0.01, soybeans up $0.16 and oats up $0.02. Lumber fell an outsized $9 and closed at a multi-week low. Peak housing? Bonds rallied (I covered a large portion of my bond short early in the day). Yields fell by two to three basis points The 10-year U.S. note yield fell below 1.77% -- though Tepper was quite bearish on bonds. The 2s/10s spread was flat at 95 basis points. Municipals were actually slightly higher in price, but that didn't keep closed-end municipal bond funds from getting schmeissed. the lack of liquidity in that asset class was a subject I wrote about midday. Look at BlackRock Inv. Quality Munic. Trust (BKN) , Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (VPV) , Etrion (ETX) , BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (BLE) (more declines of 1.5% to 3%) after a similar drop on Friday! This is supposed to be a conservative asset class, but these funds have lost nearly their annual dividend yields in two days! Junk bonds were slightly weaker but, again, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) had an outsized decline. Stay far from both closed end municipal bond funds and BGB. Banks were disappointing for the second day in a row. I have expressed my views here. Short JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Citigroup (C) and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF is my Trade of the Week -- down a dime from my cost on the day). See Jim's good columns on sector below. Surprising executive departure at Visa causes price weakness. Insurance was unchanged to lower but brokerages got hit after Friday's strength. Old tech was uneventful. IBM (IBM) down $1 after a slight beat. Retail was a conspicuous market blemish across the board weakness. Home Depot (HD) , Lowe's (LOW)  , Macy's (M) and Nordstrom (JWN) featured losers. Biotech after a very weak Friday. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (VRX) (Ackman) new low, Allergan (AGN)  down $4, but Celgene (CELG)  up $1. Big pharma down small. Consumer staples weakened. Core short, Coca-Cola (KO) , a new low. Autos lower -- Ford at another low. Ag equipment down modestly. (T)FANG mixed. Netflix (NFLX) up big on a nice beat (I remain small short the name) Amazon (AMZN) and Tesla (TSLA) lower. Here are some value-added contributions on our site: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer had several posts on banks.

Jim Cramer

 | Oct 17, 2016 | 12:03 PM EDT
The decision by Caterpillar's CEO to step down does not seem warranted considering the stock's performance, says Jim Cramer.

Dan Fitzpatrick

 | Oct 17, 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT
These 4 names look interesting in this tough market.

Jim Cramer

 | Oct 13, 2016 | 7:40 AM EDT
This is what's behind the fall of such magnitude that we are seeing.

David Katz

 | Oct 12, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT
There's more upside to the shares, but the timing of that upside is not at all clear.

Bruce Kamich

 | Oct 11, 2016 | 9:40 AM EDT
A close below $82 would turn me neutral or slightly defensive.
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