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Caterpillar

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Notable call spread in Caterpillar

Notable call spread in Caterpillar. With shares up 9c to $87.56, an investor buys 9.3K Nov 77.5 calls for $10.21 and sells 9.3K Mar 80 calls at $10.21. The spread, at even money, likely rolls a block of short calls to March from November, as the Mar 80s open and the other leg likely closes a similar block opened on 7/14/16. If so, the adjustment is expressing the view that shares will see limited upside through the first few months of next year. The adjustment comes ahead of earnings 10/27.

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CAT Caterpillar
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Caterpillar downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global
OTR Global downgraded Caterpillar to Mixed saying Q3 global new heavy equipment orders are down 8-11% year-over-year on weakness in North American. The firm said EMEA North American used equipment availability is looser and dealers expect further used pricing pressures as large volumes of leased machines are returned to Caterpillar Financial.
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Caterpillar upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Jerry Revich upgraded Caterpillar to Buy and raised its price target to $112 from $76 based on expectations for structurally higher margins in this cycle. The analyst believes stabilization in capex budgets suggest eventual normalization in mining equipment share of capex budgets. Following, the completion of the tier 4 product cycle, Revich said Caterpillar's R&D/sales is at 30+ year highs at 5.2% of sales, driving his view of flat to down R&D spending in a recovery, which is a 5% tailwind to incremental margins. The analyst sees $8 in mid-cycle earnings, well ahead of investor expectations, and said mutual funds are broadly underweight Caterpillar shares.
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