Analysts rated Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) as Buy

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) received interesting focus from Active Investors and it has been trading on front line as comparing to it past average volume. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,000 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $107,000 after acquiring an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Pitcairn Co. raised its stake in shares of Caterpillar by 0.4% in the second quarter. Motco now owns 989 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 718 shares during the last quarter. 403.41 million shares or 1.48% less from 409.46 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The institutional investor owned 130,036 shares of the industrial products company's stock after selling 35,493 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Caterpillar by 6.1% during the second quarter. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in Caterpillar by 900.0% during the second quarter. (NYSE:CAT) earned "Sell" rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, January 25.

In July 2017, Caterpillar provided an outlook range for full-year 2017 sales and revenues of $42 billion to $44 billion, with a midpoint of $43 billion. Insiders own 0.14% of the company's stock. Caterpillar Inc. has $150 highest and $28 lowest target. (CAT) in the open market.

The firm's 50-day moving average is $125.53 and its 200 day moving average is $111.48. Comparatively, Caterpillar Inc. posted earnings of $1.02 per share in the same quarter a year ago. Caterpillar had a return on equity of 12.79% and a net margin of 2.54%. This is up 25% from its revenue of $9.16 billion that was reported in the third quarter of 2016. The shares price go up so far this year; showing a rise of 49.06% and added with positive flow of 5.90% during recent week. The business's revenue was up 24.6% on a year-over-year basis.




The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 20th. Vetr raised shares of Caterpillar from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $131.05 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. S&Co owns 2.03% invested in Caterpillar Inc.

A total of 18 analysts have released a research note on CAT. zero analysts rating the company a strong buy, one analyst rating the company a buy, sixteen analysts rating the company a hold, five analysts rating the company a underperform, and finally zero analysts rating the company a sell with a one year target of $67.56. Jefferies Group LLC restated a "hold" rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Caterpillar in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $121.48. The stock of Westpac Banking Corp (ADR) (NYSE:WBK) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by Credit Suisse. Deutsche Bank initiated it with "Buy" rating and $98 target in Wednesday, September 7 report. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The brokerage presently has a "hold" rating on the industrial products company's stock.

In related news, Director William A. Osborn sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.67, for a total transaction of $568,350.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 18,188 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,078,888.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

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