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January 18, 2013
17:18 EDTCATCaterpillar to record $580M goodwill impairment charge in Q4
Caterpillar announced that an internal investigation of its recently acquired company, ERA Mining Machinery Limited, including its wholly owned subsidiary Zhengzhou Siwei Mechanical & Electrical Manufacturing Co.,, commonly known as Siwei, has uncovered deliberate, multi-year, coordinated accounting misconduct concealed at Siwei, located in Zhengzhou, China. Caterpillar's investigation determined several Siwei senior managers engaged in deliberate misconduct beginning several years prior to Caterpillar's acquisition of Siwei. This deliberate misconduct at Siwei will result in a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of approximately $580M, or 87c per share, in Q4. Caterpillar removed several senior managers at Siwei who were responsible for the misconduct and a new leadership team has been put in place.
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December 19, 2014
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December 18, 2014
11:31 EDTCATCaterpillar sales trends suggest 'muted' 2015 outlook, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says Caterpillar's November retail sales trends were weak with growth trends decelerating from October in all segments. Wells believes weakening demand trends suggest Caterpillar may provide "a muted" outlook for 2015, and the firm stays below consensus with its 2015 expectations. Wells has a Market Perform rating on Caterpillar.
09:47 EDTCATCaterpillar reports retail machines sales down 10% in three months end November
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December 16, 2014
09:59 EDTCATOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:53 EDTCATCaterpillar downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie
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08:24 EDTCATCaterpillar downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie

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