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Caterpillar (CAT -2.5%) says retail sales of machines for the three-month rolling period ending...

Caterpillar (CAT -2.5%) says retail sales of machines for the three-month rolling period ending in May rose 11% across all world regions, vs. +12% for the three-month rolling period ending April and +18% for the three months ending March. For the May rolling period, sales +5% in Asia/Pacific, +4% in Europe/Africa/Middle East, +31% in North America, -6% in Latin America.
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  • jmrm43
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    Great time TIME TOMMBUY MORE!
    20 Jun 2012, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    jmr,

     

    I am confused as to whether this comment is sarcasm or incoherent or both.
    20 Jun 2012, 03:35 PM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    Anybody have any idea how this compares to expectations?

     

    Thanks.
    20 Jun 2012, 03:47 PM Reply Like
  • Pinocchio1
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    Expectations are made by people in suits who have never seen a mining machine.
    If there is 1 company which the world wouldn't survive without it's ... CAT.
    The growth, the margins, the backlog (!!!) point in 1 direction - buy and hold for years.
    20 Jun 2012, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    pinocchio,

     

    While it is a fantastically great company it does have the potential to fall hard when the trend turns. Even last year it fell hard for no real reason.

     

    Also, it was the same company in 2009, yet the stock dropped to the $23 dollar range so just be careful. Now if I was buying in that range, I would hold it forever.
    20 Jun 2012, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • odiebob
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    Can't hold forever!! You would miss opportunities to sell on highs and buy back on lows!
    20 Jun 2012, 05:06 PM Reply Like
  • Capt Aubury
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    You can have your cake and eat it.... buy this dip and sell this purchase when up, while keeping the balance for when you need to pay your doctors.
    23 Jun 2012, 07:46 AM Reply Like
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