More on Caterpillar (CAT) Q3 earnings: There's no sugarcoating from the company in what may turn...

|About: Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)|By:, SA News Editor

More on Caterpillar (CAT) Q3 earnings: There's no sugarcoating from the company in what may turn out to be its "kitchen sink" quarter of the cycle. "Our sales will probably remain relatively weak in early 2013 ... While there's reason for optimism ... we are prepared and stand ready to take action no matter what happens to the global economy." Maybe it's all baked in - shares off just 0.7% premarket. (earnings call webcast is at 11 ET)