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January 18, 2013
11:13 EDTCATCaterpillar rises after China data, Piper Jaffray upgrade
Caterpillar (CAT) is advancing after China reported better than expected economic data earlier today, and a research firm upgraded the stock. China's fourth quarter GDP growth and its retail sales and industrial output for December all slightly exceeded analysts' expectations. China accounts for only a few percent of Caterpillar's revenue but had been seen as a growth engine for the company before slowing last year. In a note to investors earlier today, Piper Jaffray analyst Alexander Potter upgraded Caterpillar to Overweight from Neutral. Investors' concerns about a build-up of machine inventory in China and shaky demand for mining equipment due to a reduced appetite for raw materials in that country have faded, Potter believes, after conducting extensive research. The better than expected Chinese data and strong U.S. housing starts provide additional support for this thesis, according to the analyst, who raised his price target on Caterpillar to $113 from $85. In late morning trading, Caterpillar rose 0.43% to $96.11.
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November 19, 2015
10:26 EDTCATGoldman says sell Titan with ag and mining weakness expected to continue
Goldman Sachs downgraded Titan International (TWI) to Sell from Neutral today, saying that weakness in agriculture and mining would continue to weigh on the company's results. Goldman's downgrade comes after the company reported much weaker than expected results on November 6. Titan makes tires and wheels used in off-road vehicles which are utilized by farmers and mining and construction companies. WHAT'S NEW Titan derives 80% of its revenue from agriculture and mining, so the weakness in those sectors will continue to hurt its results going forward, wrote Goldman analyst David Tamberino. Additionally, farmers have less money to spend on capital projects, reducing the likelihood that they will adopt Titan's new LSW tires, according to the analyst. Given these factors and the January 2017 maturity of Titan's convertible note, the company could be faced with a cash crunch, the analyst warned. Moreover, Titan is facing increased competition, according to Tamberino. He sharply lowered his 2015-2017 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization estimates for the company and slashed his price target on the name to $3 from $8. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Deere (DE), Caterpillar (CAT), and AGCO (AGCO) sell heavy machinery used in agriculture. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Titan sank 11% to $4.50.
November 16, 2015
15:36 EDTCATCaterpillar November volatility up into overview of Financial Services
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13:29 EDTCATCaterpillar to host conference call
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November 13, 2015
12:34 EDTCATCaterpillar, General Motors, Altria Group are market beaters, Barron's says
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