Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
neg -0.04
Today's Range: 79.51 - 80.80 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 6,591,100
Last Update: 03/26/15 - 3:41 PM EDT
Volume: 3,065,605
YTD Performance: -12.75%
Open: $79.64
Previous Close: $79.86
52 Week Range: $78.19 - $111.46
Oustanding Shares: 606,166,559
Market Cap: 48,784,284,668
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 5 6 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 13 13 9 10
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 2 1
Mean Rec. 2.58 2.58 2.53 2.41
Latest Dividend: 0.70
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.48%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/15/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 13.69
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
13.69 13.70 27.71
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-14.79% -19.00% -25.94%
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:
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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Scale Symbol Comparison Bollinger Bands
Caterpillar shares are poised to put up a 'W'.

Caterpillar Falls Again Real Money Pro($)

More weak (February) retail dealer statistics at Caterpillar (CAT) this morning. The shares are now down by nearly $28 since the stock was added to my Best Ideas list (short) in December.

Sorry, Warren! Real Money Pro($)

Another housekeeping item.
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A Portfolio Update Real Money Pro($)

I made no changes to my portfolio Friday. I am cautious on the market's outlook, as I believe the market has climaxed and is in a topping process; I remain net short stocks and bonds.

Digging Into Caterpillar Real Money Pro($)

As Jim "El Capitan" Cramer comments on Columnist Conversations, the read-through on Joy Global (JOY) is quite negative for Caterpillar (CAT). I put CAT on my Best Ideas list on Nov. 26, 2014, at $106 and I remain short (a breach of $80 per share seems possible now).
If you though January was tough for exporters, just wait until April.
"It might seem crazy what I'm about to say

Late Day Observations Real Money Pro($)

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.
For some time, Caterpillar (CAT) has been my sole short idea on my Best Ideas List.

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