Zacks lowers its rating on Caterpillar (CAT +2.2%) to Neutral, citing strong headwinds from...

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

Zacks lowers its rating on Caterpillar (CAT +2.2%) to Neutral, citing strong headwinds from increasing costs and debt burden. The firm sees a strong business model for CAT - particularly in emerging markets - but says the Bucyrus acquisition is bleeding cash from the firm via costly interest rate swaps and debt payments tied to the deal.