Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
pos +0.44
Today's Range: 82.41 - 83.35 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 4,425,500
Last Update: 08/29/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 2,253,599
YTD Performance: 22.28%
Open: $82.51
Previous Close: $82.66
52 Week Range: $56.36 - $84.73
Oustanding Shares: 584,231,181
Market Cap: 48,292,549,421
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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 1 1 1 1
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 11 12 11 11
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.73%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/18/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 52.99
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
52.99 43.70 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
15.48% 9.41% 0.69%
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:
Revenue 47.01B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.73 $1.00 $3.51 $3.53
Number of Analysts 7 7 8 9
High Estimate $0.76 $1.12 $3.64 $3.90
Low Estimate $0.69 $0.82 $3.30 $3.17
Prior Year $0.75 $0.74 $4.64 $3.51
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -2.86% 34.94% -24.33% 0.66%
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Global Capacity Creep. More fertilizer supply seems to be on the way courtesy of Iran's Marvdasht Martyrs Petrochemical Plant, Saudi Arabia's Ma'aden, Nigeria's Indorama and other overseas players. As a result, oversupply looks likely "as far as the investment eye can see." Soft Pricing. The "Golden Age" of U.S. nitrogen appears to be behind us. Urea and ammonia prices are weak. Customer Woes. As I've mentioned in my frequent missives about Caterpillar (CAT) , U.S. farmers' financial condition remains weak and shows no signs of improving. Lack of Profitability. Experts estimate that 60% of global fertil
The U.S. dollar is stronger. The price of crude oil fell by $1.33 to $46.77. Gold slipped by $17 to $1,329 and appears likely to threaten support at $1,300 to $1,310. Agricultural commodities. wheat -2, corn -1.5, soybean -9, oats flat. Lumber -7 on weak housing data. Bonds are down small. The 10- and 30-year note and bond yields are unchanged. So was the 2s/10s spread (80 basis points). Municipals and junk flat lined, as did Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) and closed-end muni bond funds. Banks remain the world's fair.: Brokerages are holding in well. Same goes for insurance, but my long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) is a laggard. Biotech down by about 2%. Allergan (AGN) and Celgene (CELG) are leaders to the downside, with speculative biotech taken to the woodshed, too. Profit-taking continues in retail. Autos are mixed. Energy stocks nonplussed by oil's descent, thus far. Old tech is mixed, but IBM (IBM) is a downside feature. Media is down small. Ag equipment is weaker (I dissed CAT this morning, added to my short) Staples are lower on a stronger currency. In individual stocks, my longs Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) are doing God's work! Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) is trading better, but it is an odd stock and it's mostly difficult to understand its daily moves. (T)FANG all lower, but not materially. Here are some valuable contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on oil and the little guy.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins sees Babe Ruth -- i.e., Facebook (FB) -- striking out.  Skip Raschke on frowning (and shorting). Rev Shark is waiting for Godot.  Roger Arnold on a rate rise by the Fed (Fischer-style). 

More Proof that CAT Is a Dog Real Money Pro($)

I've long argued that Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar (CAT) , is among the worst capital allocators around and should be replaced. And unfortunately for CAT shareholders, I've also mentioned that the company's acquisition strategy isn't much better than its ill-timed share-buyback program has been. Crain's Chicago Business underscored that second point today by analyzing the company's $7.4 billion acquisition of Bucyrus International, which CAT completed in 2011 at the very top of the commodities boom. (Click here to check the article out.)
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CAT Is Still a Dog (Part Deux) Real Money Pro($)

Click here to read what Zero Hedge has to say about the bad sales data out today from Caterpillar (CAT) .

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