CAT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Caterpillar Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday

    January 16, 2017
    Caterpillar will send its dividend payment on Feb. 18 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 20.
  2. Dogs of the Dow: Why 2017 Might Be Their Year

    January 11, 2017
    With all eyes focused on the Dow's recent rally, there is one investment strategy that couldn't care less.
  3. A Rising Dollar May Backfire on Trump's Economic Plans

    January 3, 2017
    The soaring dollar, which make U.S. manufacturers' goods expensive abroad, is hurting U.S. exporters.
  4. How Stock Pickers May Become Winners in 2017

    January 3, 2017
    Active fund managers might be able to breathe a sigh of relief in 2017.
  5. Caterpillar Headed Into 2017 Cross-Currents (CAT)

    December 29, 2016
    Caterpillar will benefit from higher 2017 infrastructure spending under the Trump administration but a China trade war could ...
  6. Top Stocks for 2016 (CAT, GS)

    December 19, 2016
    The top performers for the year on the S&P 500, the DJIA 30, the Nasdaq 100 and the Russell 2000 indices.
  7. Steer Clear Of John Deere

    November 25, 2016
    Deere has rallied into triple digits for the first time in its public history but is likely to shake out weak hands before ...
  8. Election Winners: Infrastructure Stocks (IGF, CMI)

    November 7, 2016
    Infrastructure stocks could surge in value after the election should the U.S. federal government hike infrastructure spending.
  9. 5 Stocks Commanding the Dow Bull Market (MMM, CVX)

    November 6, 2016
    Just 5 stocks—United Healthcare, 3M, Chevron, Caterpillar and IBM—are responsible for 81% of the gain in the Dow Jones Industrial ...
  10. Caterpillar Suffers Sales Losses in 3Q16 (CAT)

    October 27, 2016
    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) suffered sales and revenue losses in the third quarter of 2016.
  11. Caterpillar Tops Q3 Earnings, Guidance Miss (CAT)

    October 26, 2016
    Despite a third quarter earnings beat Tuesday, Caterpillar forecasts prolonged weakness in several key markets, including ...
  12. What to Expect From Caterpillar Earnings (CAT)

    October 24, 2016
    Owing to a combination of a weak mining industry and low oil prices, Caterpillar has seen its revenues decline in seven straight ...
  13. Caterpillar CEO Leaving Amid Deep Industry Slump

    October 18, 2016
    Although it's often said you should leave while you're on top, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman ...
  14. Retiring Caterpillar CEO Oberhelman's 41-Year Legacy

    October 18, 2016
    CAT CEO Doug Oberhelman is on the way out of the company after a failed campaign and sliding commodities prices, but his ...
  15. Caterpillar CEO Oberhelman Announces Retirement (CAT)

    October 17, 2016
    Oberhelman, who has worked at the company for 41 year, will remain as executive chairman until his retirement on March 31.
  16. Caterpillar Uptrend Faces Major Obstacles (CAT)

    September 29, 2016
    Caterpillar has risen to Dow leadership after a restructuring announcement but faces major overhead supply that should limit ...
  17. CAT to Help Develop Communities in Africa (CAT)

    September 26, 2016
    Caterpillar Inc will invest to increase its footprint across several African countries over the next five years.
  18. Defensive Investing: Learn from a Hedge Fund Pro

    August 31, 2016
    Looking for ideas on companies, sectors or investments to short? Consider the opinion of this hedge fund luminary.
  19. Caterpillar: 6 things You May Not Know

    August 9, 2016
    There is way more to the Illinois-based manufacturer than its signature yellow farm equipment.
  20. Caterpillar at Cusp of New Uptrend (CAT)

    July 27, 2016
    Caterpillar has arrived at the logical interface between bull and bear power, setting up a key test in the six-month recovery ...
  21. Will China, Brexit Hurt Caterpillar Q2 Earnings? (CAT)

    July 25, 2016
    Caterpillar will look to get back on a winning streak after not only disappoint results in the first quarter.
  22. Komatsu Buying Joy Global in $3.7 Billion Deal

    July 22, 2016
    Is this the turnaround the mining sector has been waiting for? Japanese heavy equipment maker Komatsu announced Thursday ...
  23. Fours Stocks Breaking Out to the Upside (IBN, WDC)

    July 13, 2016
    These stocks are breaking through chart pattern resistance, signaling another move to the upside.
  24. Caterpillar to Boost Dividend, What to Expect?

    June 13, 2016
    To what extent can Caterpillar, who is struggling to grow profits, increase the dividend? And does it make sense for the ...
  25. 3 Stocks Sensitive to a Summer Swoon (CAT,PCLN)

    June 2, 2016
    These three stocks might take a hit this summer if the market falters, but for completely different reasons.
  26. David Einhorn: Short Caterpillar, Long GM (CAT, GM)

    May 4, 2016
    GM's not at peak and Caterpillar is not at trough, says one of the investing world's most colorful speakers, David Einhorn.
  27. Iron Ore Tumbles on Worsening China Economic Data

    May 4, 2016
    Why are these things always deemed "unexpected" when investors have been warned for months this was going to happen? Shares ...
  28. Now Caterpillar Says the Mining Rally Is Overblown

    April 25, 2016
    Although the market has been dismissing concerns over the rally in pricing for various commodities, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is ...
  29. Caterpillar Inc. Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (CAT)

    April 24, 2016
    Caterpillar Inc. will send its dividend payment on May 20 to shareholders of record as of April 25.
  30. Friday Earnings Preview: GE, MCD, CAT, HON

    April 21, 2016
    Friday morning will see a number of big names report first-quarter financial results, including Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), General ...
  31. Caterpillar at a Major Crossroads (CAT)

    April 20, 2016
    Caterpillar has reached a critical price level that should determine its fate.
  32. Why Caterpillar Stock Climbed 3.67% Last Week (CAT)

    March 21, 2016
    With the shares now firmly higher than where they were 52 weeks ago, has Caterpillar moved beyond what has been a tough period ...
  33. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Industrials Sector (GE, ...

    March 19, 2016
    Learn which executives of the most successful and iconic companies in the industrials sector receive some of the highest ...
  34. The 3 Most Shorted Stocks in the Dow (CAT, BA)

    March 11, 2016
    Identify the three most shorted Dow stocks in 2016, and understand the factors that have made short sellers bearish on these ...
  35. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    March 3, 2016
    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  36. 5 Stocks with Predictive Qualities (UNP, CNI)

    March 2, 2016
    Learn about five stocks that have predictive qualities. Find out what investors can learn from bellwether stocks, price correlations ...
  37. 3 Industrial Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (CAT, BA)

    January 25, 2016
    Learn about why the industrial sector may be ideal for income generation, and find out what should be the industrial stocks ...
  38. Caterpillar's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CAT)

    January 13, 2016
    Investigate how dividend payouts may have supported Caterpillar's investment worthiness in times of its sales slumps and ...
  39. Is Caterpillar Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    November 24, 2015
    Learn about Caterpillar's suitability for a retirement portfolio. Does CAT have long-term viability? Find out if CAT is better ...
  40. 5 Risky Stocks to Own Right Now

    November 10, 2015
    These five well-known stocks are risky propositions. Here's why.
  41. Why Caterpillar Should Be on Your Watch List

    October 29, 2015
    Caterpillar is in a bind due to macroeconomic conditions, but unlike many other companies it's preparing accordingly.
  42. The 3 Most Shorted Dow Stocks (V, CAT)

    October 15, 2015
    Read about three heavily shorted stocks that are components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, including one company with ...
  43. Joy Global Following Caterpillar Down

    October 1, 2015
    First Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), now Joy Global (NYSE: JOY). The heavy equipment manufacturers are getting slammed by the ...
  44. The 8 Top Business Incubators (CAT, YHOO)

    September 28, 2015
    Business incubators can play a crucial role in the life of a start-up. Here's our list of the top eight incubators
  45. More Restructuring in Store for Caterpillar

    July 29, 2015
    The global decline in mining means heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) may need to downsize further. The ...
  46. 4 Things to Watch When CalAmp Reports Earnings (AAPL, CAMP)

    June 29, 2015
    It's that time again, CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) investors. The machine-to-machine communications specialist is scheduled ...
  47. 3 Reasons Caterpillar Stock Could Fall Further

    June 22, 2015
    Even as the U.S. stock market has soared to new highs, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) has struggled to follow suit, with share ...
  48. Caterpillar's Dividend Hike Boosts Investor Hopes

    June 17, 2015
    The global economy has gone through some massive upheavals in recent years, with the once-booming emerging-market sector ...
  49. 3 Reasons Caterpillar Stock Could Rise

    June 8, 2015
    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) plays an essential role in the global economy by providing construction machinery and other heavy ...
  50. 3 Reasons CalAmp Stock Could Rise (CAMP, AAPL)

    June 5, 2015
    Just more than a month ago, shares of CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) skyrocketed more than 30% in just two days after the company ...
  51. The 3 Key Numbers Caterpillar Investors Must Know

    May 22, 2015
    Heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) has found itself at the epicenter of the global economic slowdown, ...
  52. Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

    May 20, 2015
    In a situation where our sustained bull run could turn into a sell-off rather quickly, here are four somewhat safe Dow stocks ...
  53. 5 Things Caterpillar Wants You to Know

    May 19, 2015
    The global economy has gone through some tough times for years now, and heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (NYSE: ...
  54. How Caterpillar Hopes to Profit From Big Data

    April 20, 2015
    When most investors think of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), they immediately picture the manufacturer's trademark-yellow heavy ...
  55. Caterpillar Faces These 3 Major Threats

    March 20, 2015
    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is well known for its construction machinery and other heavy equipment, and it enjoyed huge success ...
  56. Is Caterpillar Here To Stay?

    February 26, 2015
    Because Caterpillar is the largest construction and mining equipment manufacturer in the world, investors can count on it ...
  57. The 5 Best Fortune 500 Mentorship Programs (GE, INTC)

    February 23, 2015
    These top Fortune 500 companies offer mentorship programs to recent graduates.
  58. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    February 13, 2015
    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  59. Is the Stock Correlation Strategy Effective?

    December 10, 2014
    The synchronized movement among stocks and markets in recent years is challenging diversification.
  60. Why Your Next Dollar Should Go To Mexican Stocks

    June 26, 2014
    Mexico is quickly becoming a leading manufacturer. That means better wages, a growing middle class and more investment opportunities. ...
  61. Making A Case For Long Bonds

    May 12, 2014
    The rising rates everyone expects this year have yet to arrive. In fact, some evidence points to low rates for a longer time ...
  62. Strategic Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  63. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    February 25, 2014
    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  64. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  65. Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    July 31, 2013
    Cummins is navigating the slowdown well, but calculating the future growth is no simple task
  66. Komatsu Looks Like A Winner, But Valuation Is Tricky

    July 11, 2013
    Komatsu is still waiting for the recovery in construction, but valuation looks appealing for a technology/automation leader.
  67. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  68. Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    January 16, 2013
    Allison is uncommonly profitable, but also saddled with sizable debts.
  69. Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    October 19, 2011
    Use the increased demand for diesel to your advantage. Check out these picks for some good side bets in the energy sector. ...
  70. Long-Term Option Plays

    December 15, 2010
    Investing in long-term call options can lead to a huge payoff if they are used right.
  71. Infrastructure Substitutes For Bechtel

    November 13, 2008
    It's too bad you can't buy stock in privately held Bechtel, but we've come up with a few solid alternatives that should also ...
  72. CNH Global Makes Its Case

    October 6, 2008
    Tractor manufacturer CNH Global is the top agricultural value play right now, bar none.
  73. The Effects of the Altria-Kraft Spin-Off (MO, KFT)

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look at the effects the Altria-Kraft spin-off could bring to the major stock market indices.