Big Money’s Pro-Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) Sentiment In Q4 2017, now at 1.13

May 16, 2018 - By Mary Kidd

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“Big money sentiment for Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) in 2017 Q4 increased to 1.13, according to SEC.gov filings. That’s up 0.03, from 2017Q3’s 1.1. 514 investment professionals opened new and increased stock positions, while 456 decreased and sold their holdings in Caterpillar Inc so the sentiment is more positive. Funds own 402.55 million shares, up from 401.83 million shares in 2017Q3. Funds holding Caterpillar Inc in top 10 increased from 32 to 39 for an increase of 7. In total 55 funds closed positions, 401 reduced and 352 increased. Also 162 funds bought new Caterpillar Inc stakes.

Most Caterpillar Inc Investors

Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc. owns 88,362 shares in Caterpillar Inc as of 2017 Q4. Caterpillar Inc’s shareholder Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust owns 11.26 million shares as of 2017 Q4. Stewart West Indies Trading Co. Ltd reported 498,700 shares. Impala Asset Management Llc revealed 1.00 million shares position in Caterpillar Inc. The Missouri-based fund Community Bank Of Raymore holds 85,395 shares or 5.45% of their stocks portfolio.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives for heavy and general construction, rental, quarry, aggregate, mining, waste, material handling, gas and oil, power generation, marine, rail, and industrial markets.The firm is worth $91.96 billion. The Company’s Construction Industries segment offers backhoe, compact, track-type, small and medium wheel, knuckleboom, and skid steer loaders; small and medium track-type, and site prep tractors; mini, wheel, forestry, small, medium, and large track excavators; and motorgraders, pipelayers, telehandlers, cold planers, asphalt pavers, compactors, road reclaimers, and wheel and track skidders and feller bunchers.The P/E ratio is 122.06. The companyÂ’s Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovel, landfill and soil compactor, dragline, large wheel loader, machinery component, track and rotary drill, electronics and control system, work tool, hard rock vehicle and continuous mining system, scoop and hauler, wheel tractor scraper, large track-type tractor, and wheel dozer products; longwall, highwall, and continuous miners; and mining, off-highway, and articulated trucks.

CAT is reaching $153.8 during the last trading session, after increased 0.79%.Currently Caterpillar Inc. is uptrending after 60.63% change in last May 16, 2017. CAT has 2.69 million shares volume. CAT outperformed by 49.08% the S&P 500.

Earnings report for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is awaited on July, 24., Faxor reports. This year’s EPS analyst estimate is awaited to be $2.57. That is 72.48 % up compareed to $1.49 EPS for last year. If the current EPS of $2.57 is accurate, CAT’s profit could reach $1.54 billion. Last quarter $2.82 EPS was reported. Analysts predicts -8.87 % negative EPS growth this quarter.

Oarsman Inc holds 0.3% or 4,355 shs in its capital. Ccm Invest Advisers invested in 2.3% or 75,835 shs. Adams Asset Advisors Ltd Liability reported 1.07% stake. Benedict Fincl Advsrs has 0.14% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 1,834 shs. Strategy Asset Managers Limited Com holds 0.83% of its capital in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 27,068 shs. Burt Wealth has invested 0.22% of its capital in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Ferguson Wellman Mgmt owns 0.21% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 38,148 shs. Fiduciary Financial Of The Southwest Tx, a Texas-based fund reported 3,218 shs. Arkansas-based Horrell Capital Mngmt Inc has invested 0.02% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Northstar Invest Ltd Company invested 0.05% of its capital in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Chesley Taft And Associates Lc has invested 0.06% of its capital in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Klingenstein Fields And Ltd accumulated 25,174 shs. Cannell Peter B And holds 24,725 shs or 0.13% of its capital. Zweig owns 1.34% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 78,307 shs. Calamos Advsr Ltd Liability has 286,624 shs for 0.23% of their capital.

Caterpillar Inc. registered $23.79 million net activity with 0 insider buys and 3 insider sales since January 30, 2018. Another trade for 95,199 shs valued at $15.53M was made by Pellette Thomas A on Wednesday, January 31.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Ratings Coverage

A total of 21 analysts rate Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) as follows: 14 “Buy”, 7 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 67% are bullish. (NYSE:CAT) has 42 ratings reports on 16 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Friday, January 12 the rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. On Tuesday, January 23 Seaport Global upgraded Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating. Seaport Global has “Buy” rating and $195.0 target. On Wednesday, April 25 Seaport Global maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating. Seaport Global has “Buy” rating and $17300 target. On Tuesday, December 5 UBS maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating. UBS has “Buy” rating and $155.0 target. On Friday, January 26 the stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has “Buy” rating given by Bank of America. On Wednesday, April 25 the company was downgraded by Daiwa Securities. On Tuesday, April 24 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Goldman Sachs. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, January 11. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird. The stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 25.

For more Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) news posted briefly go to: Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, 247Wallst.com, Seekingalpha.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “Buy Caterpillar On The Dip” posted on May 09, 2018, “Caterpillar: As Good As It Gets” on April 30, 2018, “Why Caterpillar Blew Through Estimates, Raised Guidance” with a publish date: April 24, 2018, “Caterpillar’s three-month rolling machine retail sales +28%” and the last “The Real Significance Of Caterpillar’s ‘High Watermark’ Comment” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

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