Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

114.67
NYSE : Producer Manufacturing
Prev Close 116.74
Day Low/High 112.12 / 116.84
52 Wk Low/High 87.50 / 150.55
Avg Volume 4.73M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 550.08M
Market Cap 61.25B
EPS 10.80
P/E Ratio 10.76
Div & Yield 4.12 (3.55%)

Latest News

Not Even Dividend Aristocrats and Kings Are Immune to Covid-19 Cuts

Not Even Dividend Aristocrats and Kings Are Immune to Covid-19 Cuts

Investors are wise to take a wait-and-see approach amid store closures, furloughs, social distancing and other measures in response to the outbreak.

Dip Buyer

With S&P futures down markedly, I will be a dip buyer. As documented, I have sold some of my trading long rentals (e.g., S&P futures, , , etc.) and I plan to reestablish those positions on any meaningful market weakness.

Some Morning Observations

* At the current price of about $151, I cannot easily find such an attractive entry point as Goldman Sachs . (Was -$7 and now almost flat after being +$19 Tuesday). * In just a few minutes just rallied by more than +$2 from my incremental purchase! ...

Now Comes the Hard Part

Should the stock market continue to follow through after Tuesday's historic advance traders and investors will be faced with some tough decisions: * Does one sell off the trading layer of our portfolios? * Should we maintain our longer term investme...

Updating New Buys

Over the last few days I have established new positions in , , , , , , ,  , , , , and some other more speculative investments. I also initiated a long S&P futures position which I will jettison on an extension of this rally (if it occurs).

I See a Smorgasbord of Possible 'Generational' Opportunities: Constructing an Investment Portfolio for the Next 1-3 Years

* Before you read this opening missive be sure you understand your risk appetite and profile as well as your time frame * I see a possible "generational" investment opportunity developing and I am now even more aggressively buying for the intermedia...

These Countertrend Trades Are Not for the Faint of Heart

These Countertrend Trades Are Not for the Faint of Heart

For active traders, there will still be some opportunities on the buy side with some countertrend trades.

Tradable Stocks?

*Liking action in some stocks I always look for green stocks in a sea of red. Possible trading rentals (and stocks that are positive on the day) include: , , , , , .

Today's (and Yesterday's) Trades

I added to , , , , , , and this morning. A reminder that yesterday I initiated new positions in , , , , and .

5 New Long Positions

In addition to materially adding to existing longs, I have established new long positions (some are trades, other investments) in the following equities this morning: , , , and . 

Caterpillar Raised to Buy at Stifel

Jim Cramer: What to Buy and What to Sell Now, Part 1

Jim Cramer: What to Buy and What to Sell Now, Part 1

In a 3-part series, Jim Cramer goes through all 30 Dow stocks to evaluate what is safe to buy and what you should sell or avoid (like the plague).

Jim Cramer: Are These 10 High-Yielding Stocks on Your Radar?

Jim Cramer: Are These 10 High-Yielding Stocks on Your Radar?

These Dow stocks all yield above 3.3% right now, but are they worth the risk?

Housekeeping Items

I am taking ($260), ($114.40), ($21.50), ($50) and ($119) off of my Best Ideas (short) List.

Cleaning Up Some Shorts

At or right after the opening I covered the following trading shorts: , , and .

Want to Beef Up on Dividend Stocks? Here Are Some NOBL Opportunities

Want to Beef Up on Dividend Stocks? Here Are Some NOBL Opportunities

The S&P 500 has added these companies to the Dividend Aristocrats class of 2020.

My Takeaways: Here We Go Again

After gapping lower, the market saw its all-too familiar rally occur. As mentioned in my Diary, I sold short into the strength (adding a layer of trading shorts on top of my investment short position).  Down, up, down. The rally from the lows was st...

Jim Cramer: We're Getting Spun in a Crazy, Virtuous Circle

Jim Cramer: We're Getting Spun in a Crazy, Virtuous Circle

This market's bound by earnings and a virus, and both are astonishingly subjective.

Caterpillar Stock Could Continue to Frustrate

Caterpillar Stock Could Continue to Frustrate

The latest charts are not the picture of strength.

Jim Cramer: China's Back On? Really?

Jim Cramer: China's Back On? Really?

At least days like today, when we're told the coronavirus has 'peaked,' show us exactly where the coiled springs really are.

My Takeaways on a Tough Trading Day

My contention is that it is a tough and "newsy" market to trade in: * Breadth deteriorated throughout the day -- ending less than two-to-one positive. * Bonds were unchanged. The 10 year U.S. note ended the day at 1.525%. * Crude oil broke the $50/b...

From The Street of Dreams

Caterpillar was downgraded to a sell at CFRA (target: $120).

CAT Is Still a DOG

Another guide lower at Caterpillar . The shares are down by another -$3

Coronavirus and the Bond Market, Cryptocurrencies, Trading 6 Stocks

Coronavirus and the Bond Market, Cryptocurrencies, Trading 6 Stocks

Cryptocurrencies do offer public value in their ability to move stored wealth across national borders in times of crisis.

CAT, DIS Moves

I have moved from medium-sized to small-sized in my and shorts reflecting the recent weakness and changing reward vs. risk.

Disney, Caterpillar

Charts still rolling over - in and (its still a DOG!).

Liquid

For those that are keeping score, I am very liquid today... Longs: , , , , , ,   , , , , and Shorts: , , , , , , , , , and __________ Long FDX (large), GLD (small), KSS, KHC (large), PZZA, TWTR (large), VIAC (large), M (large), GE (small), C, BAC, W...