Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
$76.46
pos +0.65
+0.86%
Today's Range: 75.32 - 76.99 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 5,329,500
Last Update: 07/01/16 - 3:59 PM EDT
Volume: 4,629,834
YTD Performance: 11.55%
Open: $75.44
Previous Close: $75.81
52 Week Range: $56.36 - $84.89
Oustanding Shares: 583,868,746
Market Cap: 43,340,577,016
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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 1 1 1 0
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 11 11 11 10
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.18
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 4.15%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/18/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 16.91
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
16.91 35.00 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-0.91% -10.62% -8.10%
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 (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.96 $0.88 $3.51 $3.56
Number of Analysts 6 6 8 8
High Estimate $0.99 $1.13 $3.68 $3.88
Low Estimate $0.95 $0.69 $3.20 $3.20
Prior Year $1.27 $0.75 $4.64 $3.51
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -24.15% 16.67% -24.30% 1.35%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Jul 1, 2016 | 4:56 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil rose by 83 cents to $49.15. Gold roared ahead, up $25 to $1,345 as it breakouts from the $1,300 level. Agricultural commodities got schmeissed across the board: wheat -16, corn -4, soybean -16 and oats -7. Bonds continued to ramp. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was up $1.68. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by four basis points to 1.46% after hitting 1.40% early in the morning. The long bond yield declined by seven basis points to a 2.24% yield. The 2s/10s spread declined to a new record low of 85 basis points. Not good for financials that borrow short and lend longer and that have an asset-sensitive balance sheet. Municipal bonds were down small but closed-end funds traded somewhat higher. High-yield bonds were mixed. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was up a dime and back to $14.50 in the search for yield. Banks disappointed for the second day in a row, as I suggested in my Sell Banks post yesterday morning. http://realmoneypro.thestreet.com/dougs-daily-diary?published[value][date]=2016-06-30#why-im-not-bank-20160630 All major money center banks were lower today. After the close Warren Buffett filed for permission to go over 10% of Wells Fargo's (WFC) ownership, though he currently doesn't have an intention to do so. He is averaging down! Brokerage stocks also were lower, but marginally so. Insurance stocks also stunk after a feeble rally from large declines in the last week. I remain short Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET). Retail was mixed to higher. Shorts Nordstrom (JWN) and Foot Locker (FL) didn't do a damn thing. Old tech flat lined. Autos rallied small but could get hit on the after-the-close news. I covered much of my shorts in the belly of Monday's declines. I am a short seller on strength now. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was up $5. Allergan (AGN) rose $3 and there were good gains for value plays Celgene (CELG) and Gilead Sciences (GILD). Energy and media were mixed. Ag equipment was mixed. Caterpillar (CAT) was up a half a buck but Deere (DE) was down after a Morgan Stanley downgrade yesterday. (T)FANG returned to favor, led by Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOGL) and Netflix (NFLX), which caught an upgrade. Staples quieted down. In individual stocks, Twitter (TWTR) is making a move back toward some previous resistance (I added). My longs DuPont (DD) and Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) showed little movement. Here are some value-added contributions on our site: 1. Jim "EL Capitan " Cramer gets toothy.  He also chimes on Tesla's (TSLA) accident.   Again, Tom Graff on bonds and Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins on bond spreads.  Eric Jackson on the impact of the Lions Gate (LGF) deal on Viacom (VIAB).  Rev Shark on correction risks.
By

Bruce Kamich

 | Jun 30, 2016 | 11:40 AM EDT

A close above $81 is needed for the stock to see new life.

By

Brian Sozzi

 | Jun 30, 2016 | 9:00 AM EDT

Brexit scapegoat looms large as a player. 

By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 28, 2016 | 5:32 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. Crude oil rose by $1.67 to $48 a barrel. Gold dropped by $10 to $1,314. Agricultural commodities: wheat -2, corn unchanged, soybean +15, oats +2.50. Lumber +10.00. Bonds were flattish. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was up 29 cents, likely buoyed by terrorism in Turkey (see above). The 10-year yield was unchanged at 1.46% and the long bond also flat on yield at 2.27%. Non-taxables were flat and closed-end muni bond funds were pennies higher. The high-yield bond market was higher, reversing yesterday's large losses. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up $1.03 and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 44 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB), down 20 cents yesterday, recaptured 16 cents today. Banks were the "world's fair" and were market leaders with gains of 3% to 4%. I purchased positions (long rentals) on Monday in Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Insurance stocks were upside features after they were decimated by nearly 20% in the last two days. My long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) rose by over a beaner. Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) also were up $1, which, considering the magnitude of the previous decline, was quite disappointing. I covered much of my life shorts on Monday. Brokerages flourished. I purchased Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) on Monday, and today they were up $3 and $1, respectively. Retail was mixed. Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) led, but NKE and FL were down after the NKE miss. My short Nordstrom (JWN) was up $1. Auto stocks underperformed. I had covered a lot yesterday. Energy was responsive to higher crude oil prices. Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.60 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) rose $2.20. Both shorts were covered yesterday. Old tech was strong, led by IBM (IBM) and Microsoft (MSFT). Biotech went from goat to hero. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) climbed $9, led by Allergan (AGN), which was up $10. A dead-cat bounce for Valeant (VRX), which was up $1.40. Speculative biotech also moved higher. Agricultural equipment was stronger, led by dollar gains at Caterpillar (CAT) and Deere (DE). Media was up. I covered Comcast (CMCSA) yesterday. Disney (DIS) rose $1.65. (T)FANG attracted buyers, with Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) strong. Netflix (NFLX) rose 4%. In individual stocks, my long fav DuPont (DD) was under pressure and fell $1.33, Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) gained fractionally and Twitter (TWTR) was up a half a buck or so. In sectors, Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) and Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) were underperformers. I covered them recently. Here are some valuable contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on more than FANG.  Ben "Godlfinger" Cross on, what else? Gold!   RevShark on Da Bulls and Da Bears. Rev is uncertain about today's implications, and I respect his honesty!  Shad Gad "And the Pharoahs" is patient in an impatient market.  Tom Graff on bonds.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 27, 2016 | 11:28 AM EDT
As I wrote in my previous missive, the Brexit vote's rejection of the 1990s/early 2000s globalization trend reminds me of the 1983 film The Big Chill's look at how the world changed between the 1960s and the 1980s.
By

Brian Sozzi

 | Jun 24, 2016 | 9:27 AM EDT

Market assumptions on individual companies with European exposure may have to be scrapped.

By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 23, 2016 | 5:22 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. Oil rose by 97 cents to more than $50 a barrel. Gold fell by $10 and closed at $1,260. Again, the $1,300 level has proven to be a formidable resistance point. Agricultural commodities continued for the second day in a row to be under pressure: wheat -4, corn -5.5, soybean -14 and oats unchanged. Lumber +2.50. Bonds fell in price and rose in yield, with the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) down $1.50. The 10-year U.S. note yield increased by nearly six basis points to 1.745%.The long bond's yield also climbed by nearly six basis points to 2.55%. The 2s/10s spread expanded by two basis points to 96 basis points. Municipals got hit and closed-end muni bond funds were lower in price. However, the high-yield bond market was strong, with iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) up 62 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) up 26 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose by nine cents to $14.46 a share. Banks gapped higher, as rates rose. Stress test results shortly. Brokerages were strong. Insurance stocks rose, with large gains in Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). My long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) was up $1. Retail was broadly higher but marginally so. My two shorts underperformed; Foot Locker (FL) was lower and Nordstrom (JWN) was up only slightly. Old tech was stronger, with IBM (IBM) up $2.50. Auto stocks rose after being weak for several trading day. Energy stocks followed the commodity higher. Ag equipment was strong, led by a $1.80 gain for Caterpillar (CAT). Media underperformed with small (pennies) gains at Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS). (T)FANG rallied from morning weakness. Amazon (AMZN) led the parade, but Tesla (TSLA) remains under pressure. In individual stocks, Potash (POT) gained a beaner and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) and HIG almost did as well. Twitter (TWTR), a recent buy, closed over $17 a share and now is up more than 15% from my buy about a week ago. My fav large-cap, DuPont (DD), was up $1.20 and looks like it has a mission to reach $70 a share. Here are some value-added contributions on our site: Jim "El Capitan" goes beyond Brexit.  Mark Sebastian also chimes in on Brexit.  Carley Garner on gold.  Rev Shark on Friday's "action." 
By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 20, 2016 | 4:39 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened. Crude oil climbed to $49.20, up $1.23. Gold slipped by three dollars to $1,291. Agricultural commodities got schmeissed: wheat -7, corn -17, soybean -12 and oats unchanged. Lumber +2. Bonds were hit as the flight to safety dissipated. The yield on the 10-year note rose by five basis points to 1.666% (yikes!) and the long bond increased by an equivalent amount to a 2.47% yield. The 2s/10s spread steepened a bit to 93 basis points. Municipals sold off and so did closed-end muni bond funds. High yield was stronger. Bank stocks prospered, but were well off their early-morning highs. As I mentioned, C is trading under $43 a share after trading over $44. Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) gains "twittered" away. Insurance stocks rallied, but like banks, were lower than the a.m. levels. Brokerages were better, but they, too, were well off their highs. Retail showed small gains. FL, my short, was up $1 earlier in the day but closed just seven cents higher than Friday's close. Nordstrom (JWN) was up only two bits after some horrible underperformance. Biotech rallied after recent weakness, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) up $2.30. Energy stocks were higher, but only modestly so -- a continuing theme of the day. Old tech was mixed, with IBM (IBM) $1.60 higher leading the upside. (T)FANG was strong, led by Alphabet (GOOGL), Tesla (TSLA) and Amazon (AMZN). NFLX was lower on the NYT article I mentioned. Agricultural equipment traded higher despite CAT's 42nd consecutive month of lower dealer retail sales. Media was mixed. In individual stocks, Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) and TWTR rose. So did long fav DuPont (DD), but all were only marginally higher after better gains earlier. Apple (AAPL) was a clear underperformer, flat on the day. In sectors, Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) and Material Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) were a tad higher. Here is some value-added commentary on the site: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on a new oil-inspired dynamic in the marketplace.  Jeremy LaKosh on changing inflation expectations. I will be addressing this subject during the week. "Meet" Brett Jensen And "His Son Elroy" on three biotech opportunities.  Rev Shark wants to exit the Brexit chatter .  Sham "The" Gad "And the Pharoahs" on spin-off opportunities. Wooly bully!
By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 20, 2016 | 9:43 AM EDT
Monthly dealer statistics from Caterpillar (CAT) continued to be weak during May.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 13, 2016 | 3:48 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened today. Crude oil dropped two bits to $48.85. Gold was up $10.50 to $1,287, making an assault back at the $1,300 resistance area. Agricultural commodities: wheat -3, corn +7, soybean flat and oats +3.50. Lumber -3.50. Bonds rallied for another day. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was up 40 cents. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by two basis points to a record low 1.61%. The long bond dropped by one basis point to 2.44%. The 2s/10s spread was flat at 91 basis points. Municipals rose and closed-end municipal bond funds continued to rise. High-yield bonds were hit. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) fell by eight cents. Banks slipped and continue to show signs of rolling over. Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) was down 0.5%. I have been adding to the short. Insurance was mixed, but my only long, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), climbed by 50 cents.   Brokerages continue to underperform. Retail was mixed to lower. My short, Nordstrom (JWN), was a standout to the downside, off $1.10. Old tech was lower, led by IBM (IBM). Autos also were exhibiting signs of rolling over. Biotech continues its recent weakness, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) down 1%. Allergan (AGN) was up almost $3, but most others were lower. I have no interest in bottom fishing and the technical recovery mentioned by some appears to be not so much. Agricultural equipment was lower led by short Caterpillar (CAT). Media was mixed, though Disney (DIS) was stronger. Staples were weaker despite a lower U.S. currency -- my fav large-cap short Coca-Cola (KO) was down 45 cents. Energy stocks were mixed, with Exxon Mobil (XOM) up and Schlumberger (SLB) down. TFANG was quiet, though Facebook (FB) was down $3 on a Citron Research negative report. In selected individual securities, Monsanto (MON) and The Mighty Oak -- aka Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) -- were noticeably weaker. Alibaba (BABA) broke bad. My long fav DuPont (DD) was down by nearly a beaner. Country shorts iShares China Large-Cap (FXI) and iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) were lower, going the right way for the manner in which I am positioned. Sector shorts Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP) and Material Select Sector SPDR (XLB) - also are going in the right direction. Here are some valuable contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on natural gas elbowing out coal.  Ben "Goldfinger" Cross on a possible breakout in the precious metal.  Tim Melvin on three bank stocks to avoid.  James Passeri on Valeant (VRX) and Walgreens (WBA).  Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on a Facebook short. 
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