Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
pos +0.00
Today's Range: 78.15 - 79.04 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 4,794,000
Last Update: 07/31/15 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -14.09%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $78.35
52 Week Range: $74.77 - $109.73
Oustanding Shares: 603,643,663
Market Cap: 47,299,895,000
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 4 5 5 4
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 10 12 12 13
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.60 2.56 2.56 2.67
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.93%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/16/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 12.78
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
12.78 13.40 25.63
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-9.50% -21.96% -6.63%
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 (09/15) Qtr (12/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.84 $0.96 $4.95 $4.58
Number of Analysts 9 9 11 12
High Estimate $1.03 $1.05 $5.15 $5.10
Low Estimate $0.75 $0.85 $4.75 $3.90
Prior Year $1.72 $1.35 $6.38 $4.95
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -50.97% -28.81% -22.34% -7.58%
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Sticking Up for the Ex-Im Bank Real Money Pro($)

Markets still are holding their gains as we come to midday. Interestingly, the biotech index is off today despite great results and a solid up day from Gilead Sciences (GILD), one of the four horsemen of biotech. Some infrastructure plays such as Mastec (MTZ) and Terex (TEX) are having nice days and are up 3% or so on the day.
A lot of things are falling into place today.

No Cure for CAT Scratch Fever? Real Money Pro($)

Buy Caterpillar shares too early and you'll feel the pain.
A basic checklist will help determine what you should do with a stock.
Why did I cover so aggressively today? Here is why. Today represented the highest number of new lows in a day (435) since Oct. 15, 2014. After that occurred nine months ago, the market went vertical, climbing by about 12% in the next five weeks! Let's go to the charts. I have consistently been of the view that the stock market was making a broad and important market top during the first half of 2015. I still believe this to still be the case. My principal technical reason has been a narrowing market with contracting leadership of only a few stocks. I repeatedly wrote this in my Diary and was quoted in Barron's about the same. However, this observation of a narrowing market is not new, even though so many in the business media are now cautioning about this technical setup. It is late in the party to observe this. Unfortunately, there are numerous other issues. Another flight to safety today in bonds; the 10-year yielded about 2.23% at day's end. Apple (AAPL), which I recently re-shorted, looks like it has an appointment with the recent lows. Opportunistic trading has been rewarding this year. I have reduced my gross exposures dramatically today for numerous reasons. One is that I am uncertain about the near term. This helps to explain why my words include possibly, might, could, etc. I am glad I am "light." A real washout will finally create investment opportunities as numerous stocks and sectors have been in their own bear markets. The Federal Reserve is caught in a box; if the domestic economy falters, it has few, if any, bullets left. As we move into the last 15 minutes stocks are essentially at their day's lows and approaching Sir Arthur Cashin's pivotal point to the downside. My short position in Caterpillar (CAT) is the gift that keeps on giving. How soon will Wharton's Dr. Jeremy Siegel appear back on "Squawk Box?" The final rose tonite. Will it be Nick (my pick)? Will it be Shawn? Will Kaitlyn "go loco?"  Stay tuned y'all!
Strong quarterly results show that the market is more bearish than it should be right now.
From a slowing economy to super-expensive Apple, worries abound.

Apocalypse Now? Real Money Pro($)

Worrisome fundamentals and technicals. Global economic growth is eroding  and the U.S. stock market's leadership is narrowing and waning. The U.S. economy's growth rate is decelerating. Peak housing, retail and autos appear on the horizon. For the fourth consecutive year, global and domestic GDP growth won't meet consensus expectations. A diverging market. The div

When Buybacks Make Sense Real Money Pro($)

There is a continued discussion of corporate buybacks on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

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