Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
$82.88
pos +0.51
+0.62%
Today's Range: 81.67 - 82.88 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 4,195,400
Last Update: 09/27/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 4,295,397
YTD Performance: 21.20%
Open: $82.09
Previous Close: $82.37
52 Week Range: $56.36 - $84.73
Oustanding Shares: 584,231,181
Market Cap: 48,164,018,562
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for CAT
Buy Hold Sell
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 1 1 1
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 11 11 12 11
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.86 3.00 3.00 3.00
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.74%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/18/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 52.85
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
52.85 43.60 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
12.79% 26.76% -2.17%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
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:
EBITDA 8.95B
Revenue 47.01B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.74 $1.01 $3.51 $3.60
Number of Analysts 8 8 10 10
High Estimate $0.78 $1.12 $3.64 $4.03
Low Estimate $0.69 $0.82 $3.30 $3.25
Prior Year $0.75 $0.74 $4.64 $3.51
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -1.67% 36.15% -24.29% 2.42%
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By

Ed Ponsi

 | Sep 25, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
A stronger dollar and an active secondary market in used equipment should already be priced into the stock.
By

Doug Kass

 | Sep 23, 2016 | 2:10 PM EDT
I am pressing my ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF (SDS) and Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) longs. Also, I am pressing shorts in …
By

Ed Ponsi

 | Sep 23, 2016 | 1:00 PM EDT
A stronger dollar and an active secondary market in used equipment should already be priced into the stock.
By

Bruce Kamich

 | Sep 22, 2016 | 12:32 PM EDT
Flat volume, weakening momentum and overhead resistance suggest that any further advance is likely to struggle.
By

Doug Kass

 | Sep 21, 2016 | 10:39 AM EDT
Caterpillar (CAT) is trading higher on continued weak dealer statistics out early this morning. 
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 14, 2016 | 6:02 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar retreated. The price of crude oil got schmeissed for the second day in a row, down by $1.22 to $43.68. Gold was up$2.20. I still look for a technical break under current support of $1,300 to $1,310. Agricultural commodities: wheat +2, corn +2 and soybeans flat after this week's schmeissing. No change for lumber. Bonds rallied a bit after recent weakness. I wouldn't be surprised if the small rally continues, but I stand on my "generational bottom in yIelds" thesis, as 1.60% on the 10-year remains support now The 10-year U.S. note yield (1.70%) dropped by four basis points and the long bond by two basis points. The 2s/10s spread dropped by one basis points to 93 basis points. Municipals and junk bonds moved little. Banks continued to weaken as the Wells Fargo (WFC) news worsens. I covered my Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short yesterday. Insurance and brokerages showed little in either direction. REITS continue to trade poorly -- a fractional gain after being manhandled over the last week. iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) has broken down. Energy stocks fell for the second day in a row -- good for my U.S. Oil Fund (USO) , Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) shorts. I'm sticking with them.  Biotech strengthened on the heels of Allergan (AGN) . A former member of my Biotech Basket, Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) , is up nearly 64% after hours on positive drug news. Paradise lost! Autos stalled. Retail rallied small. Dead-cat bounces in Dollar Tree (DLTR) , Dollar General (DG) and Home Depot (HD) , me thinkst. Agricultural equipment was mixed. My short, Caterpillar (CAT) , rose. Deere (DE) "Prudence" fell. Entertainment was slightly lower. Popular Disney (DIS) continues to be a great short. Staples were lower. My core short, Coca-Cola (KO) , made a new 2016 low. (T)FANG traded as flat as my Grandma Koufax's potato pancakes. In individual stocks, Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were catching their collective breath. Twitter was better on some new product news. Here are some great value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer says demand is down but not out.  Divine Ms M made another great call.  "Cousin" Gary Morrow doesn't like Ford's (F) technicals. And i don't like the company's fundamentals! Rev hates the macro monkeys.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on a balanced view.   
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 13, 2016 | 5:50 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil fell by $1.28 to $45.01 a barrel. Gold fell by $4 to $1,321 an ounce. I will stick with my expectation that we break $1,300-$1,310 support -- a guess based on obvious technicals. So my view on the asset class is semi useless! As I mentioned in my fertilizer post, agricultural commodities got hit again. Wheat down 7, corn down 9 and soybeans down 19. Lumber was off $2.70. Bonds fell in price and yields rallied. The 2s/10s spread rose to 94 basis points. Municipals fell, and I continue to avoid closed-end muni bond funds. (Look at closed-end muni fund BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust (BTT) today -- there is no liquidity on the way out in these ETFs!). Junk bonds hit again, but Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) remains vulnerable. Avoid like syphilis. Banks foundered despite higher interest rates and a steepening yield curve, dispelling the notion at least for this week that financials thrive when rates rise. To me, it depends why rates are rising. Insurance stocks down, but only modestly. Hartford Financial Services (HIG) rallied off its lows, and I added this week. Brokerages taken to the woodshed. I remain short Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) (albeit small). Bond surrogates, like real estate investment trusts (such as the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) on my Best Ideas List) got clocked. Retail was on discount with market leader Home Depot (HD) again a downside feature. Autos and energy stocks weaker. Ag equipment lower on poor August dealer stats at Deere (DE) . I should be adding to my Caterpillar (CAT) short. Staples fell. Coca-Cola (KO) remains my favorite conservative large-cap short. It's doing its job lately on the downside. (T)FANG hit. Netflix (NFLX) downgraded. Tesla (TSLA) , ever the controversial stock, lower. Alphabet (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) down double digits. In individual names, Twitter (TWTR) , Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were subject to profit taking. Oaktree Capital (OAK) higher most of the day until the last hour. Trade of the Week CMC Metals (CMC) suffered. Apple (AAPL) prospered. I was extraordinarily active in my Diary today and we had numerous value-added propositions from our great contributors: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer is going crazy about something. Mark "Nashville Cats" Sebastian on junk bonds.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on how to trade the S&P 500 Index. Tom Graff on the Fed's fault -- or is it? Divine Ms. M has some gripes about the rally.
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By

Jim Cramer

 | Sep 13, 2016 | 7:05 AM EDT
Without it, the uncertainty would be incredible between now and November.
By

Doug Kass

 | Aug 29, 2016 | 11:42 AM EDT
Global Capacity Creep. More fertilizer supply seems to be on the way courtesy of Iran's Marvdasht Martyrs Petrochemical Plant, Saudi Arabia's Ma'aden, Nigeria's Indorama and other overseas players. As a result, oversupply looks likely "as far as the investment eye can see." Soft Pricing. The "Golden Age" of U.S. nitrogen appears to be behind us. Urea and ammonia prices are weak. Customer Woes. As I've mentioned in my frequent missives about Caterpillar (CAT) , U.S. farmers' financial condition remains weak and shows no signs of improving. Lack of Profitability. Experts estimate that 60% of global fertil
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Doug Kass

 | Aug 24, 2016 | 2:53 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar is stronger. The price of crude oil fell by $1.33 to $46.77. Gold slipped by $17 to $1,329 and appears likely to threaten support at $1,300 to $1,310. Agricultural commodities. wheat -2, corn -1.5, soybean -9, oats flat. Lumber -7 on weak housing data. Bonds are down small. The 10- and 30-year note and bond yields are unchanged. So was the 2s/10s spread (80 basis points). Municipals and junk flat lined, as did Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) and closed-end muni bond funds. Banks remain the world's fair.: Brokerages are holding in well. Same goes for insurance, but my long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) is a laggard. Biotech down by about 2%. Allergan (AGN) and Celgene (CELG) are leaders to the downside, with speculative biotech taken to the woodshed, too. Profit-taking continues in retail. Autos are mixed. Energy stocks nonplussed by oil's descent, thus far. Old tech is mixed, but IBM (IBM) is a downside feature. Media is down small. Ag equipment is weaker (I dissed CAT this morning, added to my short) Staples are lower on a stronger currency. In individual stocks, my longs Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) are doing God's work! Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) is trading better, but it is an odd stock and it's mostly difficult to understand its daily moves. (T)FANG all lower, but not materially. Here are some valuable contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on oil and the little guy.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins sees Babe Ruth -- i.e., Facebook (FB) -- striking out.  Skip Raschke on frowning (and shorting). Rev Shark is waiting for Godot.  Roger Arnold on a rate rise by the Fed (Fischer-style). 
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