Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
neg -1.09
Today's Range: 70.85 - 72.64 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 6,908,600
Last Update: 12/01/15 - 4:01 PM EST
Volume: 6,566,872
YTD Performance: -20.63%
Open: $72.42
Previous Close: $72.65
52 Week Range: $62.99 - $101.46
Oustanding Shares: 582,233,801
Market Cap: 41,466,691,307
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 4
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 13 13 13 10
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.88 2.88 2.88 2.60
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 4.32%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/22/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 14.65
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
14.65 14.80 32.66
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-4.34% -27.78% -14.77%
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 (12/15) Qtr (03/16) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.72 $0.96 $4.60 $3.66
Number of Analysts 11 6 9 12
High Estimate $0.88 $1.08 $4.68 $3.90
Low Estimate $0.64 $0.85 $4.55 $3.20
Prior Year $1.35 $1.86 $6.38 $4.60
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -46.87% -48.39% -27.83% -20.60%
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Scale Symbol Comparison Bollinger Bands
This year's market conditions have created a list chock full of choices.
CAT is now on surer technical footing.

CAT Is Still a Dog Real Money Pro($)

Caterpillar (CAT) is my lengthiest short position in terms of how long I've held it, and it's also on my "Best Short Ideas" list.
CAT not going down on bearish news gets us closer to a bottom and buy recommendation.
It starts with the ugliest and spreads to the prettiest.

A Not-So-Short List of Shorts Real Money Pro($)

In response to a number of subscriber emails, here is a partial list of my shorts:

Caterpillar Caves Again Real Money Pro($)

A news-inspired breakdown ends the stock's six-week rebound off early October lows.

Signs of an Aging Bull Market Real Money Pro($)

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