Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
neg -0.15
Today's Range: 82.24 - 83.07 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 6,652,400
Last Update: 03/02/15 - 2:36 PM EST
Volume: 2,476,081
YTD Performance: -9.43%
Open: $82.80
Previous Close: $82.90
52 Week Range: $78.81 - $111.46
Oustanding Shares: 606,166,559
Market Cap: 50,796,757,644
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 6 6 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 13 9 10 11
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 2 1 0
Mean Rec. 2.58 2.53 2.41 2.29
Latest Dividend: 0.70
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.34%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/15/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 14.25
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
14.25 14.30 26.52
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-21.64% -14.27% -28.31%
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%
Chart Benchmark Timeframe
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Scale Symbol Comparison Bollinger Bands

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.

Taking a Small Long in Deere Real Money Pro($)

I am taking a small long position in Deere (DE) today (I remain short a small position in Caterpillar (CAT), which is still on my Best Ideas list (short)).

Caterpillar Sales Disappoint Real Money Pro($)

Caterpillar (CAT) reported dealer sales this morning, and the numbers were poor. CAT is the only short on my Best Ideas list.
Best to stay on the sidelines and avoid DE right now..

Trade Updates Real Money Pro($)

I added small to my Apple (AAPL) short at $128 just now.
I am bidding to cover some more Caterpillar (CAT) at $84.75. The stock remains my only short on the Best Ideas list (added in November, 2014 at $106).
Why I believe the central bank deserves benefit of the doubt.
Feb 03, 2015 | 8:12 AM EST
CAT was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Argus said. Company cut guidance and lacks near-term catalysts.   
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