Caterpillar (CAT) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Eagle Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $89.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $150.23. About 3.60M shares traded. (NYSE:CAT). 1,200 were reported by Sarl. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 49.08%.

Garde Capital Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft (MSFT) by 5.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Garde Capital Inc who had been investing in Microsoft for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $716.70B market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $38.58. 100,000 shares traded per day would be a minimum for most traders and some require 1,000,000. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 60.63% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.02% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. Now it had 166,650 shares held by the institutional investor. 86 funds opened positions while 336 raised stakes. 76,231 are owned by Kj Harrison Prtnrs. Wealthtrust holds 3,794 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Fmr Limited Liability has 3.84M shares. Koshinski Asset Mgmt invested in 0.36% or 37,867 shares. Neville Rodie & Shaw owns 51,562 shares. 159,178 were reported by Mcrae Capital Management. Hennessy Advsr reported 66,450 shares. Monetary Mngmt Gru holds 5,700 shares. Diversified holds 0.03% or 2,761 shares. 4,103 were reported by First Commercial Bank Sioux Falls. Fulton Bancorp Na holds 160,039 shares or 0.97% of its portfolio.

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Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management, which manages about $1.07B and $545.77M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (BSJJ) by 15,620 shares to 79,555 shares, valued at $1.94M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. (NYSE:CAT) for 55,777 shs. They expect $2.04 earnings per share, up 59.38% or $0.76 from last year's $1.28 per share.

Shifting the focus to some earnings data, we have noted that the current quarter EPS consensus estimate for Caterpillar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. CF Industries Holdings had 99 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 26. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of D in report on Friday, September 11 to "Sell" rating. UBS has "Neutral" rating and $73 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, December 12. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Buy" on Monday, June 19. (NYSE:CF) rating on Thursday, February 15. Raymond James maintained it with "Buy" rating and $20500 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy".

Among 34 analysts covering Caterpillar Inc. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 68% are positive. Caterpillar had 42 analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $174.0 target in Thursday, January 11 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Friday, October 13. (NYSE:CAT) with "Overweight" rating. As Caterpillar Inc. has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 2.05, 28.71 and 6.54 respectively. As per Friday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Pivotal Research. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $75.0 target. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. The firm earned "Equal Weight" rating on Friday, September 25 by Barclays Capital. The stock has "Underperform" rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, September 25. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, April 4 with "Outperform".

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The share price has moved away from its 20 days moving average at the rate of 1.70% and its 50 days moving average returned 1.08%. Wade G W & Inc increased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 1.76% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $16.35 million activity. Shares for $84,723 were sold by Long Suzette M on Tuesday, January 30. The stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy" on Thursday, October 26. 95,199 shares were sold by Pellette Thomas A, worth $15.53 million on Wednesday, January 31.

Alyeska Investment Group Lp decreased Ameriprise Finl Inc (NYSE:AMP) stake by 170,812 shares to 478,286 valued at $81.06 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced its holding in Powershares Etf Trust (PXI) by 9,682 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,315 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VO). If the ratio is greater than 1, then that means there has been an increase in price over the month. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.73, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 0.97. It is positive, as 55 investors sold CAT shares while 401 reduced holdings. 352 rose stakes while 162 funds took stakes. 402.55 million shares or 0.18% more from 401.83 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) fell 1.6 percent, while J.P. Morgan dropped 2.7 percent. (NASDAQ:FB). Edge Wealth Ltd invested in 0.36% or 7,138 shares. Timber Hill Limited Liability Co owns 24,578 shares. Rockland Company has invested 0.07% in Caterpillar Inc. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc sold 10,471 shares as Caterpillar Inc Del (CAT)'s stock declined 5.62%. (NYSE:CAT) is 0.606322. Experts say the higher the value, the better, as it means that the free cash flow is high, or the variability of free cash flow is low or both. Gabelli Funds Llc reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc.

Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. Crossvault Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Com stated it has 18,130 shares or 1.51% of all its holdings. The ratio between current volume and 3-month average value, also known as Relative volume was observed at 0.57, validating the stock's In Play state. Cordasco Networks owns 0.41% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CF). Alliancebernstein LP reported 2.06M shares.

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S-R Schill & Associates increased its stake in Cisco Sys Inc Com (CSCO) by 87.45% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Presently, Beta factor for CAT stock stands at 1.30.

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