EPS for Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Expected At $1.73; Western Asset (WIA) Has 1.43 Sentiment

January 19, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

The stock increased 0.59% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $11.97. About 65,254 shares traded or 18.79% up from the average. Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund (WIA) has declined 0.18% since January 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.88% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) to report $1.73 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.90 EPS change or 108.43% from last quarter’s $0.83 EPS. CAT’s profit would be $1.03B giving it 24.40 P/E if the $1.73 EPS is correct. After having $1.95 EPS previously, Caterpillar Inc.’s analysts see -11.28% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $168.83. About 4.67M shares traded or 14.19% up from the average. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 47.53% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives for heavy and general construction, rental, quarry, aggregate, mining, waste, material handling, gas and oil, power generation, marine, rail, and industrial markets. The company has market cap of $100.44 billion. The Company’s Construction Industries segment offers backhoe, compact, track-type, small and medium wheel, knuckleboom, and skid steer loaders; small and medium track-type, and site prep tractors; mini, wheel, forestry, small, medium, and large track excavators; and motorgraders, pipelayers, telehandlers, cold planers, asphalt pavers, compactors, road reclaimers, and wheel and track skidders and feller bunchers. It has a 113.08 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovel, landfill and soil compactor, dragline, large wheel loader, machinery component, track and rotary drill, electronics and control system, work tool, hard rock vehicle and continuous mining system, scoop and hauler, wheel tractor scraper, large track-type tractor, and wheel dozer products; longwall, highwall, and continuous miners; and mining, off-highway, and articulated trucks.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.32 million activity. $216,276 worth of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) shares were sold by De Lange Bob. Another trade for 3,813 shares valued at $522,724 was made by DICKINSON DANIEL M on Monday, October 30. On Friday, August 4 the insider Long Suzette M sold $1.58M.

Among 31 analysts covering Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), 14 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Caterpillar Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Jefferies. Macquarie Research maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating on Friday, September 25. Macquarie Research has “Underperform” rating and $58 target. On Tuesday, December 12 the stock rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Monday, October 16. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, September 25. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $177.0 target in Friday, January 12 report. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 4. Deutsche Bank maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating on Monday, September 28. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $80 target. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by Tigress Financial on Monday, July 31 to “Buy”.

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