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Caterpillar

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Caterpillar moves up toward test of 52-week high

The stock was last at $89.15 in the pre-market, trading up following an upgrade at Goldman to Buy with a bump in price target to $112. The 52-week high is at $89.87 and is next resistance. Support is at $88.77.

CAT Caterpillar

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INITIATION

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Catch up on today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Navistar (NAV) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank. 2. Barrick Gold (ABX) initiated with a Sell at Berenberg while the firm initiated Randgold (GOLD), Kinross Gold (KGC), and Goldcorp (GG) with a Hold. 3. 3. After the close on Tuesday, Deutsche Bank analysts Nicole DeBlase, Saree Boroditsky, and Kevin Marek initiated the U.S. Machinery group with a "cautious view." Oshkosh (OSK), Caterpillar (CAT), and Wabtec (WAB) were initiated with Buy ratings at Deutsche Bank, while the firm initiated Cummins (CMI) and CNH Industrial (CNHI) with Sell ratings. The firm also initiated Deere (DE), AGCO (AGCO), Terex (TEX), PACCAR (PCAR), WABCO (WBC), and United Rentals (URI) with Hold ratings. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/19/16
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09/19/16
DOWNGRADE
OTRG
Mixed
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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DOWNGRADE

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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. PayPal (PYPL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord with analyst Michael Graham saying he expects TPV growth to remain solid driven by Venmo and One Touch, but said these factors are well understood and reflected in estimates. 2. Viacom (VIA, VIAB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Benjamin Mogil saying the stock's valuation is no longer attractive in the wake of the news that the company had decided to table its plans to sell a minority stake in Paramount. 3. Caterpillar (CAT) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global with the firm saying third quarter global new heavy equipment orders are down 8%-11% year-over-year on weakness in North American. 4. Western Union (WU) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna with analyst James Friedman saying he is concerned about downside risks given the company's high multiple, increased regulatory scrutiny, and the lack of improvement in its Middle East business. 5. Campbell Soup (CPB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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UPGRADE
Target $112
GSCO
Buy
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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