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  • Update: Boeing Third Quarter Earnings - Operating Cash Flow Dipped Significantly  [View article]
    just more mindless babbling from self professed 'experts' on Seeking Alpha which is nothing but a pimping place for people stating 'opinions' based upon their desire to spur a stock to do something so THEY can personally profit from the move.
    Oct 24, 2014. 11:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar appoints four new Vice Presidents to replace three retirees  [View news story]
    My comment = good riddance to the OLD GUARD at the top, let's get some NEW blood in a corp. that I do have a personal stake = I do own a few shares. Retire you old farts, thanks for your tenure now go home and shut up.
    Aug 20, 2013. 10:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar (CAT -2.2%) tumbles as Jim Chanos - presenting at Delivering Alpha - discloses he's short. The commodity supercycle - spurred mostly by China (and we know his feelings about that country) - is coming to an end, says Chanos, and along with it is the soaring mining capex which has benefitted CAT.  [View news story]
    WHENEVER 'these short sellers' start yapping THEY are basically committing FRAUD in that they take a short position, with real money,then THEY (since the idiot media give credence to their yapping) go into the media and SAY ' the sky will fall on this stock' and of course the IDIOT investors who make a move and panic, sell and the price decreases and then the SHORT positions come INTO THE MONEY and they make a profit at the expense of the little guy investors.
    DO NOT trust the market = it is full of cheats, liars, scam artists.
    YES "I" am an investor and hopefully most of time am not affected by this crap.
    BUT since I 'do' hold a small position in CAT "I" am impacted.
    Jul 17, 2013. 09:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Downside Risks That Investors Should Not Gloss Over With Caterpillar  [View article]
    just more gobbledeegook from the talking heads.
    one day a stock is the sweetheart of the equities
    then when they announce performance that beats expectations the stock gets killed.
    and vice versa = a stock or sector underperforms and the equities go upwards like a rocket.
    do your own homework, balance what you read/hear
    sometimes just ignore these EXPERTS = they will say whatever they have to so they can reap $$$ = they are proven thieves, liars, crooks.
    Mar 6, 2013. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar (CAT -1.7%) slips after saying that global sales of machinery, such as excavators and bulldozers, were down 1% from a year earlier for the three months ended December 31, while engine sales declined 2%, hurt by weaker demand in Asia and North America. The decline was the first since April, 2010, and stands in stark contrast to yesterdays survey results showing that loans and leases for business equipment in the U.S. rose in December.  [View news story]
    MY comments is these BIG downward moves, here at CAT and also AAPL when they report what is truly minor fluctuations is just plain ridiculous. The MARKET reaction which I will guess is BIG BOY traders, like hedge funds, institutionals, program traders is what makes retail traders doubt the honesty of the market overall.

    Sure it is a GAME and you play at your own risk. But when a company like CAT says they had a 1% decline and the stock dumps like the news was CAT was going broke is stupid.
    That's right my word for those jack arses they are STUPID, sure they may say THEY are making money by doing what they do and they have every right to do the actions, but in the stock market it would be better if there was some REAL correlation between value and news reports and the impact.

    Just my thoughts.
    Jan 25, 2013. 03:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar Is One Of The Best Investment Opportunities On The Dow  [View article]
    Excellent article. Lots of easy to understand technical factors. I agree that CAT is going to be a money maker. It will be interesting to see reactions in the market and especially CAT "IF" we go over the cliff.
    I'm ready with some cash to add to my position if I see a downturn in CAT price. A buying opportunity.
    Dec 30, 2012. 01:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar A Buy Despite Guidance Cut  [View article]
    The basic fundamentals of CAT are still solid. While no investor likes to hear negative comments from corp management. at least CAT doesn't try to hide behind BS like most corp talking heads do. I am comfortable increasing my holdings in CAT on solid earnings potential, even in an era of overall weakness = CAT is highly diversified in the heavy equipment producers.
    Sep 25, 2012. 09:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Caterpillar Is A Value Trap  [View article]
    Interesting article and ONE persons OPINION.
    Everyone gets an opinion.
    BUT time will tell IF 'this expert' gets it correct
    OR results prove him wrong.
    I as a small investor (disclosure = I own 80 shares)
    think there is UPSIDE potential at least in the next 6 months.
    Sometimes the EXPERTS just get tiring in their ANALYSIS that no matter how positive the news take a negative direction.
    Fine = it is their right.
    BUT I think that opinion may be way off the mark on CAT
    We shall see.
    Sep 5, 2012. 10:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar Shows Why Buy-And-Hold Is Not Dead  [View article]
    I agree with the author of this article.
    I "have" and will continue to use CAT as a method to making some GOOD returns on my invested $$. currently i am OUT of the CAT market = waiting for a pull back around $80 to buy back in.
    I've done well in the past 12 months PLAYING CAT.
    I agree that for many of US who want immediate PROFITS to lock in and add to my bottom line that stocks like CAT, DE, BA can be great " IF " your timing is correct to go IN and get OUT.
    Aug 30, 2012. 05:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Cramer says he's backing away from Caterpillar (CAT) after CEO Doug Oberhelman's downbeat interview. "Even if you think he's trying to keep the expectations low... you don't give an interview like that then blow away the numbers," Cramer says, so he's not revisiting CAT until shares fall into the mid-80s.  [View news story]
    I have STARTED to listen to Jim and do find his updates to be useful.

    BUT on CAT, I'm going to say = HE is off base, CAT was JUST AT the mid-80's like a week ago. So his NOW being DOWN on it at 90 and sounding like it has lost it's shine, I say: Jim YOU are going to miss the near term profit potential on CAT if you stand aside.

    WE (I currently hold CAT shares) see who makes money
    ME -= holding long
    or Jim = standing OUT of the CAT market.
    Aug 20, 2012. 10:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar (CAT -0.8%) raises its quarterly dividend 13% to $0.52/share, as its board says it intends to deliver total stockholder return in the upper 25% of the S&P 500. The move does not jeopardize CAT’s capital requirements, Jon Ogg comments; he sees it as "a low payout ratio for a company that is this well-heeled."   [View news story]
    Sounds like GOOD NEWS to me, a small investor in CAT.
    BUT 'the market makers' keep killing CAT along with many other very strong companies with great financial reports.
    ?? why ??? because THE BIG BOYS are idiots.
    When there is 'good news' they beat down a stock
    when there is bad news they beat down a stock.
    NO MATTER what a company reports the PLAYERS of the market seem to kill the stock.
    I think most of them are shorting and trying to make their money on the backs of REAL
    That's fine, it is a legal move but TO ME very indicative of people who truly don't give a damn about anything but the almighty $$$.
    Kinda like the guy on the Crap Table who bets the DON'T COME or lays against a number, yes it IS legal to do, but when YOU are a player on the positive side of a number and a HAND is rolling, you don't take kindly to the NEGATIVE people stepping.
    Just my thoughts.
    Jun 14, 2012. 02:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • While Caterpillar's (CAT) 20% stock jump in January helped lift the Dow to a strong 2012 start, its big slide is now dragging down the index. Indications of slowing dealer sales put a big dent in CAT shares in March, and they’ve continued to slide; CAT shed another 2.6% today and is off 29% from its Feb. 24 high, contributing ~28% of the Dow's 900-point drop since then.   [View news story]
    as a small investor who has owned CAT off and on over the past 3 years. I find the current drop in share price to be another example of other investors, (typically the BIG boys) killing a quality stock over minor technicals, when in reality CAT is still extremely profitable and one of the premier companies producing heavy equipment. YES there are some world wide construction downturns, but CAT's sale of equipment goes on at a very sustainable rate. I currently own shares of this stock and am looking at further purchases if the price decreases further. In my opinion it is a bargain with high potential for making a nice profit
    Jun 4, 2012. 10:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment