Bank of America Corp Reaffirms "Neutral" Rating for Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

The stock decreased 1.26% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $71.52. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 60.63% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.91% the S&P500.

Midas Management Corp increased its stake in Kla (KLAC) by 58.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc sold 10,471 shares as the company's stock declined 5.62% with the market. The institutional investor is holding 308,779 shares, compared to the 273,314 from the previous quarter. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $150.23. About 922,756 shares traded. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500. Pittenger & Anderson Inc who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $89.78B market cap company. (NYSE:CAT). Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv owns 30 shares for 0% of their portfolio. During the same period previous year, the firm earned $0.83 EPS. MSFT's profit will be $6.54 billion for 27.38 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. RBC Capital Markets maintained Caterpillar Inc. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 38% are positive. 65% are bullish. 41 are the (NYSE:CAT)'s analyst reports since October 16, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Raymond James maintained it with "Buy" rating and $20500 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, November 10. Axiom Capital initiated the stock with "Sell" rating in Thursday, September 24 report. The rating was upgraded by OTR Global to "Positive" on Thursday, March 24. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, April 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 25 with "Sector Perform". The firm has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, April 4. Caterpillar's quarterly revenue was up 34.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Among 29 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $171.60.

Arete Wealth Advisors Llc, which manages about $501.94M and $307.10 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VTI) by 2,922 shares to 12,063 shares, valued at $1.66 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $16.35 million activity.

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 insider DICKINSON DANIEL M sold 3,813 shares worth $522,724. BlackRock Inc. now owns 37,565,629 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $5,919,590,000 after purchasing an additional 2,297,750 shares during the period. UBS maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) was sold by Pellette Thomas A.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. The company has a current ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.73. 55 investors sold all, 401 reduced holdings as CAT ratio is positive. 162 funds opened positions while 352 raised stakes. Funds hold 402.55 million shares thus 0.18% more from 2017Q3's 401.83 million shares. Garde Capital Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Caterpillar by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. (NYSE:CAT). Eastern Bank & Trust has invested 1.18% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Lmr Prns Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 0.48% in Caterpillar Inc. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (IWF) by 3,510 shares in the quarter, for a total of 8,356 shares, and has risen its stake in At&T Inc (NYSE:T). Tci Wealth Inc reported 20,592 shares or 1.43% of all its holdings. Caterpillar had a return on equity of 28.69% and a net margin of 1.66%. Pennsylvania-based Cordasco has invested 0.41% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Janney Capital Management Ltd Com owns 1,599 shares. Vetr raised shares of Caterpillar from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $170.44 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, January 29th. Braun Stacey Assoc reported 1.41% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. Bender Robert Assocs owns 0.12% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) in a research report report published on Monday. (NYSE:D). Vigilant Mngmt Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Dominion Energy, Inc. Tru Of Toledo Na Oh invested 0.23% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating on Thursday, January 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. Amer Asset Management invested in 1,500 shares. Grimes & has 1,795 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough LLC now owns 2,303 shares of the company's stock worth $214,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. The fund acquired 2,087 shares of the industrial products company's stock, valued at approximately $329,000. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 61 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Staley Cap Advisers holds 11,800 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Greenleaf stated it has 0.03% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). California-based Focused Invsts Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 3.2% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Neville Rodie & Shaw owns 51,562 shares. Eastern Retail Bank has 130,282 shares. Bingham Osborn Scarborough Ltd holds 0.16% or 20,205 shares in its portfolio. Zwj Counsel invested in 3,743 shares. Carlson Mngmt accumulated 6,105 shares. Mutual Of Omaha Retail Bank Wealth reported 0.18% stake. Parametrica Mgmt Limited has invested 0.14% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). It also reduced its holding in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 163,047 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 116,601 shares, and cut its stake in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA). $1.46 million worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares were sold by WALLACE RICHARD P. Blair Rainer sold $398,295 worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Saturday, February 24.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $3.04 million activity.

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