Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
$79.38
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 78.86 - 79.79 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 5,073,100
Last Update: 07/22/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 16.80%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $80.01
52 Week Range: $56.36 - $81.38
Oustanding Shares: 583,868,746
Market Cap: 46,715,338,367
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 1 1 1 0
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 12 11 11 9
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.20
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.85%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/18/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 41.46
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
41.46 37.70 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
1.35% -0.48% -7.70%
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 $0.85 $3.50 $3.50
Number of Analysts 7 7 9 9
High Estimate $0.99 $0.93 $3.65 $3.80
Low Estimate $0.95 $0.69 $3.22 $3.25
Prior Year $1.27 $0.75 $4.64 $3.50
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -24.18% 13.52% -24.57% -0.06%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Jul 21, 2016 | 5:38 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil declined by $1.20 to $44.55, but it had little impact on the markets. Gold recovered $12.40 to $1,331. Agricultural commodities: wheat +5, corn -5, soybeans +4 and oats +3. Bonds were down relatively big early in the day, but recovered at the day's end. The yield on the 10-year note dropped two basis points . The long bond yield was flattish. The 2s/10s spread rose by one basis point to 87 basis points. Municipals were flat. High yield was better to sell. Banks sold off small after bonds dipped in the morning and didn't reverse with the recovery in bonds during the afternoon. Brokerages were hit with profit taking. Insurance was mixed. I added to Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) . Auto stocks disappointed (up modestly) despite the General Motors (GM) blowout. I added to my short in premarket trading. Old tech cooled off after Intel's (INTC) disappointment after the close on Wednesday. Energy stocks were lower on weaker crude prices. Retail was mixed. Ag equipment was up big in the early going after the Joy Global (JOY) takeover, but faded all afternoon. Deere (DE) was lower on the day. Defensive, staples were lower on the day, led by Campbell Soup (CPB) on weak earnings. All components of (T)FANG were lower. Tesla (TSLA) , off $8, led on the downside. Here are some value-added contributions from our columnists: I liked two of them very much by Jim "El Capitan" Cramer. One, on staying with stocks, and the other, on GM's blowout of earnings per share.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on "insect positioning."  Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on a contrary view on PepsiCo (PEP) (short).  The market has stretch marks, according to Rev Shark.  Tim Melvin on some interesting regional bank buys. 
By

Doug Kass

 | Jul 21, 2016 | 2:44 PM EDT
Here is this week's Subscriber Comment of the Week from my pal sub Alan "Spillover" Burge:
By

Jim Cramer

 | Jul 21, 2016 | 6:52 AM EDT
The charts don't lie; they have been showing accumulation in JOY for weeks.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jul 19, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT
The dollar strengthened and is now at a four-month high; I find that few are looking at this. The price of crude oil fell by two bits to under $45 a barrel. Gold is up $3 to $1,332. Agricultural commodities got schmeissed: wheat -10, corn -13, soybean -35 and oats -2. This could weigh on fertilizers and ag equipment stocks. Lumber was down $3 following the housing starts numbers. Bonds rallied. The 10-year U.S. note yield fell by three basis points to 1.555% while the long bond yield dropped by the same basis points to 2.275%. I would add to my short with yield drops back to 1.5% and 2.2%, respectively. Municipals were better to buy. Closed-end muni bond funds continue to rebound. Yesterday the sector was very strong after days of weakness). Junk bonds are stronger. Nonetheless, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was lower by a few pennies. Banks were mixed, though Bank of America's (BAC) strong Monday carried through today. I am looking for a Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short entry point. Brokerages were lower despite the Goldman Sachs (GS) beat. Here is Jimmy Cramer's take on Goldman. Life insurance was mixed. I am adding aggressively to HIG (where there is smoke, there is fire?)  Staples saw little price movement. Biotech was weaker. Speculative Intrexon (XON) (a former holding and Biotech Basket member) and Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP) getting clipped again. Ag equipment got hurt by the drop in commodities prices. Both Caterpillar (CAT) and Deere(DE) are lower. I would add to my CAT short above $80 a share. Retail was broadly lower. I have no longs in the space. My shorts Foot Locker (FL) and Nordstrom (JWN) were back down after strong gains on Monday. (T)FANG was up small, save for NFLX's big drop. Here are some value-added contributions from our great team: Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins in preparation of the Mr. Softee's (i.e., Microsoft's (MSFT) ) earnings report today.  "Meet" Bret Jensen on three reasons to expect a pullback.  RevShark on anticipation. I keep on way-way-waiting!  Roger Arnold on ways to play a recovery in first-time home buying.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jul 18, 2016 | 10:13 AM EDT
The 1% drop that we're seeing this morning in Caterpillar (CAT) could be weighing on Deere (DE) , as well as agricultural and possibly fertilizer stocks as well.
By

Jim Cramer

 | Jul 18, 2016 | 6:00 AM EDT
Let me give you the unassailable themes.
By

Jim Cramer

 | Jul 12, 2016 | 3:06 PM EDT
Autos here and abroad, airlines, oil … the list goes on.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jul 5, 2016 | 3:56 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened. This is bearish for economic activity, commodities prices and profits. The price of crude oil got hit ... hard. At $46.50, it's down $2.50 on the day. Gold was up $18 to $1,357. Hey, Mikey, he likes it! Agricultural commodities: wheat +2, corn -9.50, soybean -60.50(!!), oats -1. Lumber +7. Bonds continued to ramp in price and move lower in yield. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down $2.00. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note fell by nine basis points to 1.37%.  As I mentioned earlier, that's a 63-year low in yield. The long bond yield declined by 11 basis points to 2.14%. The 2s/10s spread flattened to another low at 82 basis points. Municipals were well-bid today. Closed-end muni bond funds were only slightly higher in price, though. The high-yield bond market continues to move with equities -- in this case, lower. Bank stocks are the negative feature in the market today, with declines of 3% to 4%. It's much worse (down 5% to 10%) in EU banking shares. Brokerages equal schmeissburger. Life insurance stocks were taken to the woodshed. My shorts Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) were down $2 apiece, and my long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) fell $1.30; I have been adding. Retail was weaker after being weak all year; my short Nordstrom (JWN) was off 80 cents. Best Buy (BBY), Macy's (M) and Nike (NKE) were all worse off than Friday's close. My short Foot Locker (FL) was essentially unchanged. Old tech was weak but not materially so. Biotech was weak, though down less than 1%. Allergan (AGN) was up $2.50, though Valeant (VRX) hits new lows; more speculative biotech was much lower. Autos are tanking further, and so are housing stocks. Both groups have rolled over badly despite some sponsorship from "value investors." Ag equipment stocks were punished, with my short Caterpillar (CAT) down two beaners and Deere (DE) off $1.50. They must be watching the 60-cent decline in the price of soybeans!  Moreover, dealer sales continue to founder and the strength of our currency is like a dagger in the hearts of these stocks. Staples remain an upside feature. (T)FANG was under pressure. Tesla (TSLA) is a dog with fleas, lower for the second day in a row. Needham cut Netflix (NFLX), but it was still up 1% on the day. In individual stocks, Twitter (TWTR) was down nearly 1% but Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was flat. My long fav DuPont (DD) was down $1.25 and approaching my buy level after I sold some off in the high $60s. I live in the $61 to $62 area, Apple (AAPL) again is breaking down, off almost a beaner.  Disney (DIS) shares are suffering under some weak movie experiences; that chart, too, looks like it is rolling over.  Here are some value added posts on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer chimes in on Deutsche Bank, the canary in the coal mine.  "Meet" Bret Jensen makes a second-half forecast.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins likes the Valeant chart. At some point there could be value, but the prospects for asset sales and writedowns and a $31-billion debt load in the face of eroding fundamentals makes me pass. Tom Graff likes bonds.  Rev Shark on the challenging markets.
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.

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