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It takes quite a crystal ball to see three years into the future, even for Caterpillar (CAT), so...

It takes quite a crystal ball to see three years into the future, even for Caterpillar (CAT), so investors may want to look closely at CAT’s near-term concerns. On that score, CAT told analysts this week that dealer inventory reductions are ahead of expectations and could result in lower FY12 revenue guidance by ~$2B. One positive note: CAT said it won't reduce the dividend, even in a downturn.
Comments (2)
  • How about - we are going to have hyper inflation and everyone is going to go out to pan for gold with pick axes and shovels. Give me a break.
    25 Sep 2012, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • If this were an investors' market, the news on CAT would not be so bad. Unfortunately, this is a computer driven traders' market, where value is secondary to headlines, short term trends and short selling algorithms.
    If you have courage for this kind of market and you are an investor, you could do a lot worse that CAT. Good luck.
    25 Sep 2012, 08:15 PM Reply Like
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