Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Rating Changes as of May 1, 2018

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Putnam Investments Llc increased its stake in Caterpillar Inc (CAT) by 15.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 541,400 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.99 million, up from 401,996 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Following a recent spotcheck, the public organization Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) stock slipped -$0.36 lower during the regular trading session on Monday, hitting $144.36.

Baird reiterated their hold rating on shares of Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) in a report issued on Friday, April 13th. CAT outperformed the S&P 500 by 49.08%. The Relative Volume value measured for Caterpillar Inc. stands at 0.77. Therefore 54% are positive.

At the end of 12/31/2017 reporting period, 746 institutional holders increased their position in Caterpillar Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 31 by Cross Research.

Citigroup rated the Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, September 25 with "Neutral". The stock of Caterpillar Inc.

Focusing in on analyst opinions, we note that the current average broker recommendation on shares of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is presently 3. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 23rd will be given a $0.78 dividend.

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Equity analysts will routinely provide stock price target projections. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of CAT in report on Wednesday, October 25 with "Hold" rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The company rating was maintained by Bank of America on Friday, January 26. American Century reported 1.65 million shares stake. It also upped Vanguard Short Term Corp Bond (VCSH) stake by 104,742 shares and now owns 361,948 shares.

Since January 30, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $15.61 million activity. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock of Caterpillar Inc. Pellette Thomas A sold $15.53M worth of stock or 95,199 shares.

Since February 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $12.17 million activity.

Big Money Sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.36. 162 funds acquired stakes and 352 increased stakes. The industrial products company reported $2.82 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.11 by $0.71. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 96,268 shares of the company's stock, valued at $15,700,348.12. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited reported 1,029 shares. Nordea Investment Management AB raised its stake in Caterpillar by 9.8% in the third quarter. (NYSE:CAT). Apg Asset Mgmt Nv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 818,399 shares. 2,082 are owned by Milestone Group. If the share price can penetrate the first support level, investor attention will likely move to the second level. Caterpillar Inc. now has $84.15 billion valuation. Nbt Natl Bank N A NY has 0.06% invested in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) for 5,017 shares. Moreover, Rbf Capital Lc has 0.26% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Fincl Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation stated it has 0.25% of its capital in Caterpillar Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII), we have spotted shares trading close to the 13.43 level. Tenor Capital Management who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $92.94B market cap company. (NYSE:CAT) or 1,567 shares. For Caterpillar Inc., specifically, the RSI metric has reached 42.92.

Caterpillar has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. The company has market cap of $761.98 million. Therefore 76% are positive. Hortonworks had 73 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. In Wednesday, January 24 report Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Hold" rating. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $158.00 price target on Caterpillar and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Jefferies maintained Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, December 13. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Susquehanna given on Thursday, February 11. The stock has "Sell" rating by Axiom Capital on Friday, June 16.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 41 investors sold VFC shares while 258 reduced holdings. (NASDAQ:MRTX). Raymond James Finance Services Advisors has invested 0% in Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. Goldman Sachs has invested 0% of its portfolio in Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX). The New York-based National Bank & Trust Of Ny Mellon has invested 0% in Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. First City Capital Management invested in 1,647 shares. Signaturefd Ltd Liability Co accumulated 3,545 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd holds 0.13% or 139,800 shares. Moreover, Products Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. Pinnacle Wealth Mgmt Advisory Grp Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.11% or 1,283 shs. Jacobs Ca invested in 28,374 shares or 0.81% of the stock.

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