Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
$94.58
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 93.62 - 95.00 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 4,898,300
Last Update: 01/20/17 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 1.98%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $93.38
52 Week Range: $57.46 - $97.40
Oustanding Shares: 585,072,585
Market Cap: 54,634,077,987
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 2 2 2 2
Moderate Buy 1 0 0 0
Hold 12 12 12 11
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.81 2.87 2.87 2.86
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.30%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/18/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 86.46
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
86.46 53.40 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
9.18% 60.82% 3.43%
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 6.89B
Revenue 47.01B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/16) Qtr (03/17) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.65 $0.57 $3.24 $3.03
Number of Analysts 9 6 11 11
High Estimate $0.68 $0.67 $3.26 $3.25
Low Estimate $0.64 $0.51 $3.20 $2.90
Prior Year $0.74 $0.67 $4.64 $3.24
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -11.56% -14.18% -30.09% -6.67%
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A short-term bounce earlier this month failed, and momentum is bearish.
The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil rose by about two bits to $51.40. Gold fell by $8 to $1,203. I am buyer, to replace the half position I sold soon. Ag commodities: wheat down $0.08, corn up $0.02, soybean down $0.05 and oats up $0.01. Lumber was flat. For the second day in a row bonds got schmeissed iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) down over a beaner, again. (Good sale in fixed income last week!) The 10-year bond yield rose by 7 basis points to 2.46%. The long bond yield rose by 5 basis points. The 2s/10s expanded by 4 basis points to about 124 basis points. Municipals got hit and so did closed-end muni-bond funds. High yield was junky - but Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose by a penny. Banks continue to be sold for a second day in a row -- despite much higher bond yields and lower bond prices. Crickets from financial bulls -- who seem to rationalize the large move this week and lack of correlation to bonds as a random act. Our "Trade of the Week" (short C) is now down by 5.5% or $3 since the trade was discussed in my Diary. Retail remains for sale. But my view is that a sentiment extreme is developing. Insurance stocks got whacked, including fav Hartford Financial (HIG) . Brokerages got hit, too. Goldman Sachs (GS) , put on Best Ideas List last week at $242, is down to $231. Biotech was lower, but not materially so (Celgene (CELG) , Allergan (AGN) lower). Hwwever, spec biotech roiled to the downside (Intrexon (XON) , Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) ). Autos mixed. Ford (F) up, General Motors (GM) down. Good for our
With interest rates rising over the last few days, banks and other financials shares have been quite weak after earnings reports.

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I just added another layer of shorts: Apple (AAPL) , Lincoln National (LNC) , Metlife (MET) and Caterpillar (CAT) .
Bonds and bond-equivalent stocks (REITs, utilities and consumer staples) act well -- as concerns about the possible timing of fiscal stimulation (not surprisingly) surface. Notes and bond yields are about 3 basis points lower in today's session -- at the low this morning they were down 6 basis points. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) up a little less than a beaner. Retail better on a more defined probability (lower) of a border tariff tax. J.C. Penney (JCP) , Target (TGT) , Walmart (WMT) , Kohl's (KSS) and Norstrom's (JWN) leading the way. Energy stocks stronger (on a higher crude oil price) -- Schlumberger (SLB) Exxon Mobil (XOM) are up. Hartford Financial (HIG) a standout in the insurance space. Added to this name. Campbell Soup (CPB) continues to exhibit good absolute and relative price action. I Love Gold! And I have added to SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) . Oaktree Capital (OAK) up for the fifth day in a row (but modestly so). I have added to The Mighty Oak. Oil up $0.60. Gold up $17.60! The Bad Brokerage, banks and insurance are stinking up the joint. A good thing, as I am short Goldman Sachs (GS) (a recent Best Ideas List short), Bank of America (BAC) , Citigroup (C) , JP Morgan Chase (JPM) ,
Judge Wapner, on "Fast Money Halftime," mentions the disclosure by David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital) in his investor letter that he is short C…

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