Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Calculate EPS growth of: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)


Therefore 53% are positive. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Friday, October 13. The firm has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, June 20. (NASDAQ:CSCO) earned "Positive" rating by OTR Global on Thursday, February 2. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Vetr. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, January 18. Wells Fargo & Co raised shares of Caterpillar from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $118.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, January 27th. (NYSE:CAT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, January 26 by Bank of America. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 12.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has an annual dividend of $3.12, while its annual dividend yield is 2.08%.

Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management, which manages about $1.07B and $545.77M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (BSJJ) by 15,620 shares to 79,555 shares, valued at $1.94M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. The stock increased 1.81% or $2.7258 during the last trading session, reaching $152.9558. About 2.12 million shares traded. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 60.63% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 49.08%.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Shortening the period, the five-month price index is 1.1, the three-month price index is 0.89, while the one month price change is now 0.96. Now the institutional investor is holding 166,650 shares, compared to the 144,535 from the previous quarter. 145 funds opened positions while 589 raised stakes. Bollinger Bands are among the most popular and powerful of the many indicators that traders can choose from. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio, a Ohio-based fund reported 3.69 million shares. Dock Street Asset invested in 32,210 shares or 1.07% of the stock. Riverpoint Capital Mgmt Limited Company holds 0.95% or 88,572 shares in its portfolio. Zwj Counsel invested in 3,743 shares. Hennessy Advsr reported 66,450 shares. Garde Capital Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Caterpillar by 6.8% during the fourth quarter. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Korea stated it has 0.82% in Cisco Systems, Inc. The institutional investor held 111,344 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $17.55M, up from 9,928 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Moreover, Advantus Management has 0.04% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. They expect $2.04 earnings per share, up 59.38% or $0.76 from last year's $1.28 per share. About 1.34M shares traded. Since October 18, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Caterpillar has 42 analyst reports. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $6.52 million activity. On Wednesday, January 31 the insider Pellette Thomas A sold $15.53 million. Also, General Counsel Suzette M. Long sold 528 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 30th. 242 shares were sold by Jansen James C, worth $14,036. The company's distance from 52-week high price is -24.48% and while the current price is 5.23% from 52-week low price. It has a 23.29 P/E ratio.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $16.35 million activity. Peak6 Invs Ltd Partnership reported 0.02% in Caterpillar Inc. Another trade for 1,572 shares valued at $216,276 was sold by De Lange Bob. $3.01 million worth of Netflix, Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Fjarde Ap has 0.4% invested in Caterpillar Inc. "(NYSE:CAT)" was originally published by registrarjournal.com and is the sole property of of registrarjournal.com. DICKINSON DANIEL M also sold $522,724 worth of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). 113,442 are owned by Cambridge Invest Rech Advsrs. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 34.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Caterpillar will post 9.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 indicates a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating. Therefore 91% are positive. Caterpillar Inc. had 122 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JPMorgan Chase upgraded Caterpillar from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $161.96 to $200.00 in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Goldman Sachs maintained Caterpillar Inc. Telsey Advisory Group has "Outperform" rating and $78 target. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on May, 2. The rating was downgraded by Jyske Bank on Friday, October 30 to "Sell". The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by Tigress Financial.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.04, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 40 investors sold CF shares while 158 reduced holdings. 352 rose stakes while 162 funds took stakes. Investors holded 401.83 million in 2017Q3 but now own 402.55 million shares or 0.18% more. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt LP holds 0.62% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). First Comml Bank reported 5,335 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Incorporated reported 0.58% stake. Exane Derivatives holds 10,525 shs. Deutsche Bancshares Ag holds 0.17% in Caterpillar Inc. Veritable Lp owns 25,267 shares or 0.08% of their U.S. portfolio. 6,119 were reported by South State. (NYSE:CAT). 1.47M were reported by Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Company. Columbus Circle Investors has invested 1.72% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $89.78 billion market cap company. (NYSE:LB), we could notice that the shares are trading close to the $36.17 level. 52,825 were reported by Vaughan David Invests Il. Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE:CUDA) was reduced too. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company acquired a new position in shares of Caterpillar during the third quarter valued at approximately $155,178,000. It also reduced its holding in Cvs Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) by 71,501 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 81,319 shares, and cut its stake in Visa Inc Cl A (NYSE:V).

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