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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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January 26, 2015
13:15 EDTCATEarnings Preview: Caterpillar sees Q4 profitability down slightly
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11:08 EDTCATCaterpillar reports retail machines sales down 12% in three months end December
Caterpillar reported earlier its total retail machines sales down 12% on a three month rolling basis in December. Sales were down 10% in the period ending in November and were down 9% in the period ending in October. The company reported world Resources Industries sales down 22% in the December period, which was a bit improved from the 23% drop in the November end period. Construction Industries world sales were down 9%, worse than the 6% drop in the November period. Caterpillar retail sales of machines by geographic region for the 3-month rolling period ended December were reported in a regulatory filing earlier. Caterpillar shares are up 0.4% to $85.96 in morning trading.
09:57 EDTCATCaterpillar January weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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January 21, 2015
07:43 EDTCATCaterpillar guidance expected to disappoint, says UBS
UBS sees many headwinds for Caterpillar, including lower oil prices, slowing construction activity, and foreign currency headwinds. Although the firm feels the risks are already priced into the stock, they lowered estimates and expect forward guidance to be disappointing. UBS reiterated its Neutral rating but lowered its price target to $84 from $104 on Caterpillar shares.
January 16, 2015
07:23 EDTCATJim Chanos says long shares of Apple
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07:16 EDTCATCaterpillar January weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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07:12 EDTCATChanos says two of three Caterpillar areas 'highly troubled'
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