The softening outlook for heavy equipment sales to the mining and construction industries could...

|By:, SA News Editor

The softening outlook for heavy equipment sales to the mining and construction industries could eventually hit Caterpillar (CAT) and other companies with similar exposure right where it hurts: in the ratings, Fitch says. Muted demand also could temper near-term benefits from CAT's integration of Bucyrus, which was acquired last year.