Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
$82.90
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 82.89 - 84.18 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 6,652,400
Last Update: 02/27/15 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -9.43%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $83.80
52 Week Range: $78.81 - $111.46
Oustanding Shares: 606,166,559
Market Cap: 50,796,757,644
6-Month Chart
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 5 6 6 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 13 9 10 11
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 2 1 0
Mean Rec. 2.58 2.53 2.41 2.29
Latest Dividend: 0.70
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.34%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/15/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 14.25
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
14.25 14.30 26.52
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-21.64% -14.27% -28.31%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -0.80 -0.08 -0.03
Net Income -2.40 -0.25 -0.09
EPS 2.10 -0.22 -0.08
Earnings for CAT:
EBITDA 10.75B
Revenue 55.18B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/15) Qtr (06/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $1.36 $1.40 $4.78 $4.93
Number of Analysts 13 12 14 14
High Estimate $1.51 $1.52 $5.00 $5.75
Low Estimate $1.18 $1.17 $4.64 $4.00
Prior Year $1.61 $1.69 $6.38 $4.78
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -15.29% -17.36% -25.11% 3.09%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 26, 2015 | 3:23 PM EST
Caterpillar (CAT) looks like it has a rendezvous with $80 ahead of it. CAT remains on my Best Ideas List (short). For now, the market bends but doesn't break. I will stick to my notion of a "topping process." I am a $90.75 buyer of Deere (DE). I am working on a thesis why the U.S. auto manufacturers are destined for a period of underperformance and a protracted period of market share loss from foreign exchange weak exporters and from alternative manufacturers (e.g., Tesla (TSLA)) that are improving the "driving experience." The price of crude oil, as I feared, looks like it is destined to make a double bottom and to retest recent lows (-$2.37/barrel on the day). I missed shorting some more Apple (AAPL) as the shares never traded at my level of $131. I mentioned Ocwen (OCN) traded higher on word of a large naked short put trade. What happens is that the market maker on the other side is effectively short (long puts) and is forced to buy stock on a delta-adjusted basis to "even out." New low on TLT on the day and down by about $0.50 from short sale (hedge against muni funds). New daily low on IBM (IBM). Bank of America (BAC) breaks $16, avoid. All five of my regional bank holdings are higher today. Ali Blah Blah has missed out of the Nasdaq rip. Looks lower. (Remember, BABA is on my Surprise List.) I have raised my net short exposure today -- up to 15% net short. Is Warren Buffett becoming fearful while most others have become greedy? Stay tuned to Becky's interview with The Oracle on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday.
By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 26, 2015 | 11:26 AM EST
For some time, Caterpillar (CAT) has been my sole short idea on my Best Ideas List.
By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 24, 2015 | 12:54 PM EST
I am taking a small long position in Deere (DE) today (I remain short a small position in Caterpillar (CAT), which is still on my Best Ideas list (short)).
By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 19, 2015 | 9:52 AM EST
Caterpillar (CAT) reported dealer sales this morning, and the numbers were poor. CAT is the only short on my Best Ideas list.
By

Chris Laudani

 | Feb 19, 2015 | 9:00 AM EST

Best to stay on the sidelines and avoid DE right now..

By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 18, 2015 | 10:51 AM EST
I added small to my Apple (AAPL) short at $128 just now.
By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 13, 2015 | 2:18 PM EST
I am bidding to cover some more Caterpillar (CAT) at $84.75. The stock remains my only short on the Best Ideas list (added in November, 2014 at $106).
By

Jim Cramer

 | Feb 9, 2015 | 3:05 PM EST

Why I believe the central bank deserves benefit of the doubt.

bearishCaterpillar downgraded at Argus

Feb 3, 2015 | 8:12 AM EST

CAT was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Argus said. Company cut guidance and lacks near-term catalysts. 

 

By

Bret Jensen

 | Jan 31, 2015 | 12:00 PM EST

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