Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
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Today's Range: 93.50 - 95.50 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 4,449,300
Last Update: 02/24/17 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 3.03%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $95.55
52 Week Range: $66.45 - $99.46
Oustanding Shares: 586,486,024
Market Cap: 56,038,739,593
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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 5 2 2 2
Moderate Buy 1 1 0 0
Hold 10 12 12 12
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.47 2.81 2.87 2.87
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.22%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/18/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 27.94
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
27.94 0.00 30.70
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-0.66% 45.15% -2.00%
Revenue -18.00 -0.30 -0.11
Net Income -100.00 -1.00 0.00
EPS -100.00 -1.00 0.00
Earnings for CAT:
Revenue 38.54B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/17) Qtr (06/17) FY (12/17) FY (12/18)
Average Estimate $0.54 $0.90 $3.06 $4.21
Number of Analysts 9 9 11 10
High Estimate $0.65 $1.10 $3.45 $5.15
Low Estimate $0.47 $0.73 $2.85 $3.80
Prior Year $0.67 $1.09 $3.42 $3.06
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -19.07% -17.84% -10.58% 37.79%
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Caterpillar (CAT) reported January 2017 retail data: total machines worldwide fell 8% year over year vs. 12% decline in the prior month. Total …
Growth is obvious everywhere; yes, even in Italy or Latin America.

Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

Losing control can send some, such as Twitter, off the rails.
Feb 07, 2017 | 7:04 AM EST
CAT was upgraded to Overweight, Barclays said. $110 price target. Valuation call, as 2018 estimates are well-above consensus.

My Takeaways and Observatons Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. currency rose in today's trading session. The price of crude oil dropped by $0.73 to $53.10. Gold up $15, a good thing for my portfolio. Ag commodities continue their volatility: wheat down $0.07, corn down $0.015, soybeans down $0.105 and oats up $0.02. Lumber up $10, a meaningful move to the upside. Bonds rallied in price and declined in yields. The 10-year dropped by eight basis points to 2.41% and the long bond by 6 bps. The 2s/10s spread flattened by nearly 3 basis points to 127 bps. Lets watch this closely in the days ahead. Munis caught a bid. Junk bonds were offered small. Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) unchanged. Banks held most of Friday's sharp gains. I was an active short seller today. Insurance was mixed. Hartford Financial (HIG) rose. I owe you all an analysis of the EPS on this one. Probably tomorrow. Brokerages a bit lower - led by Goldman Sachs (GS) (but it was a huge winner on Friday). Despite the rally in bonds, REITs were weak. I remain short iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) ( on my Best Ideas List) Fav long Oaktree Capital (OAK) , first day down in a week or more. Autos were mixed, with my pairs trade going the wrong way. Retail is a cesspool -- the Atlanta Falcons of S&P sectors. Home Depot (HD) , Nordstrom (JWN) , Lowe's (LOW) and Macy's on the downside. Watch Sears Holdings (SHLD) , another new low. Homebuilders continue to weaken. Old tech broadly lower, but fractionally so. Fertilizers for sale today. I still dont like the stocks -- with a six months time frame. Biotech unchanged though large-cap long favorite for 2017, Allergan (AGN) -- back up on the day ($3), continuing its amazing streak. Now up $40 from late December when I put name on Best Ideas List. Speculative biotech got beaten up again (Aratana Therapeutics (PETX) , Intrexon (XON) , ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP) , Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) , Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) , etc.). Big pharma broadly higher, but gains are small. Ag equipment a tad lower. Caterpillar (CAT) has dropped by $7 in the last week or two. That's my favorite large cap short for 2017 (opposite of AGN!). Consumer staples off on currency strength. Long fav, Campbell Soup (CPB) down a large fraction. I would be a buyer under $61/share. (T)FANG was mixed with Tesla (TSLA)  upside leader. I am looking to reestablish my ProShares Trust UltraPro Short QQQ ETF (SQQQ) long if I see any more weakness. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: 1. Jim "EL Capitan" Cramer takes an

Some Late Day Observations Real Money Pro($)

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So Far So Good Real Money Pro($)

This is the second consecutive day that my favorite large-cap long for 2017 Allergan  (AGN) and my favorite large-cap short for 2017 Ca…

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened on Navarro's comments. The price of crude oil was flattish, closing slightly under $53 a barrel. Gold up $19. Booyah. See my comments on gold during the day. I have a large position now and will grow larger on ANY weakness. Ag commodities rebounded from yesterday's schmeissing: wheat up $0.07, corn $0.02, soybeans $0.02 and oats up $0.01. Lumber up $7, an outsized gain for now explicable reason. Bonds rallied and I possess a contrary view that rates are headed lower. Yields dropped by 2-4 basis points the yield curve made no change. Municipals were bid for. Closed-end muni-bond funds higher. Junk bonds continued lower, albeit only slightly. Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) +$0.07 as the spread between high yield and treasuries continues the persistent contraction of the last few months. Banks were a downside standout. And so where insurance and brokerages. See my comments above. Retail was the surprise, rebounding from the UAA-induced early morning weakness. Perhaps my trading idea was right, after all. Autos were mixed and my pairs trade was slightly negative after the recent strong gains. Ag equipment broadly lower led by fav short, Caterpillar (CAT) . Consumer staples prospered as our currency weakened. Campbell Soup (CPB) small profit taking, Coca-Cola (KO) still no fizz. Biotech was up 3%, led by Allergan (up $6.50!), Celgene (CELG) and Gilead Sciences (GILD) . Speculative biotech, after days of weakness, was on fire. Media was lower, Disney (DIS) reversed yesterday's gains. Big pharma liked what it heard in Washington, D.C (T)FANG was bad, bad -- with only Tesla (TSLA) higher. In individual stocks, Radian (RDN) looks like it is about to make a run for the roses -- and its only January! Apple down small ahead of earnings. Oaktree Capital (OAK) quietly moving higher, again! A good thing -- it will soon be springtime and hopefully the Mighty Oak will grow expansively. Here are some value added columns on our site today: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer, unlike myself, is a buyer of banks " over the long run."  2. Carley Garner on large speculative shorts in Treasuries, something I have written about in the past. 3. Ed Ponsi "Scheme" likes gold, a kindred spirit. he discusses the gold/currency relationship in his good analysis.  4. Steve Blitz "Kreig" on jobs.  5. Rev Shark on dip buying, or lack thereof... and the consequences.    Positions -- Long: HIG large, RDN, AGN, GLD large, OAK, JCP small, F, CPB large Short: AAPL, SPY, QQQ, IWM small, BAC small, C small, JPM small, GS, MET, LNC, DIS small, CAT short, KO small, GM

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