Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
neg -1.79
Today's Range: 62.00 - 64.38 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 7,129,300
Last Update: 02/10/16 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 5,945,443
YTD Performance: -5.93%
Open: $64.25
Previous Close: $63.93
52 Week Range: $56.36 - $89.62
Oustanding Shares: 582,233,801
Market Cap: 37,600,658,869
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 1 1 2 2
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 10 14 13 13
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.82 2.87 2.88 2.88
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 4.77%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/15/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 13.29
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
13.29 13.40 26.96
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-11.07% -24.50% -33.99%
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 (03/16) Qtr (06/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.04 $1.09 $3.90 $3.74
Number of Analysts 8 8 9 9
High Estimate $1.47 $1.22 $4.02 $4.38
Low Estimate $0.80 $0.78 $3.34 $3.25
Prior Year $1.86 $1.27 $4.64 $3.90
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -44.15% -14.47% -16.04% -3.91%
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There's a gravitational pull over history toward higher stock prices. The long-investment community dominates the landscape. Like the dodo bird, shorts are scarce (and have gotten even more scarce in recent years). Bullish sentiment sells better than bearishness. Investors prefer a rising, profitable market to a declining, unprofitable one. Who wants to hear that the market and individual stock outlooks stink? All told, self-confidence of view and bullish commentary are nearly systemic on business TV despite growing possibilities of numerous outcomes (some of them adverse). Check out Dr. Jeremy Siegel on CNBC yesterday. He and many other "talking heads" rarely seem as if they've met a market that they didn't like. "I was far too bullish last December," Siegel admitted, referring to a prediction then that valuations could stay on the high side. In November, he had even called the idea of the Dow hitting 20,000 during 2016 "a real possibility." A Still-Conflicted Analyst Community Analysts travel in crowds -- their earnings estimates are typically grouped in close ranges. And many still face conflicts of interest despite former New York Attorney Gen. Elliot Spitzer's 2003 efforts to separate Wall Street research from investment banking. As Jim Grant has noted, Wall Street exists not to sell profitable and objective ideas, but to sell investment products. Analysts who deliver "Sell" recommendations are often ostracized, and sometimes even barred from company conference calls (as has happened to banking analyst Mike Mayo). Other analysts are destined to become part of the investor-relations or finance departments of companies they follow, so why jeopardize things with critical analysis? Perennially Upbeat Managements

My Latest Take on the Market Real Money Pro($)

We're seeing a violent rotation today out of the TFANGs and into cyclicals like Caterpillar (CAT) and Freeport-McMoRan (FCX).
They're normal, and it doesn't appear to be too late to come in on the long side for a short-term profit.
The equipment rental company missed on earnings and issued cautious 2016 guidance.
Company provides a view of just how extensive its ecosystem has become.
Just look at what is happening with Caterpillar. 
If only the dollar would weaken and the Fed would back off.

From The Street of Dreams Real Money Pro($)

"Surprise #15:  After three years of overpromising and underdelivering, Douglas Oberhelman resigns as CEO of Caterpillar (CAT)."
I've covered a portion of the following shorts: Apple (AAPL), Caterpillar (CAT), Comcast (CMCSA), Exxon Mobil (XOM), the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI), iShares MSCI France ETF (EWQ), iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG), iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU), Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET), Schlumberger (SLB), Starbucks (SBUX), Tesla (TSLA) and Walt Disney Co. (DIS).

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