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May 16, 2013
19:01 EDTCATCaterpillar and Mining Machinery Limited announce settlement agreement
Caterpillar and Mining Machinery Limited announced that they have resolved all outstanding issues between them arising out of Caterpillar's acquisition of ERA, including its wholly-owned subsidiary Zhengzhou Siwei Mechanical & Electrical Manufacturing Co. Caterpillar reached this agreement with two former directors of ERA, Emory Williams and John Lee, and two other parties with an interest in the settlement, Mining Machinery Limited and James Thompson III. As part of the resolution of outstanding issues between the parties, Caterpillar's total outstanding obligations of $164.5M to the MML Parties, which were part of Caterpillar's obligations relating to its acquisition of ERA, were reduced by $135M to $29.5M. In addition, Caterpillar and the MML Parties have mutually released all their claims relating to the acquisition of ERA.
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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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