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Caterpillar

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Caterpillar facing fourth straight year of falling sales, WSJ says

Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman has invested heavily in production of machinery and equipment, but soon after the peak in 2012 miners began shelving equipment-buying plans as commodity prices fell and, China's growth slowed, and oil prices fell, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company now faces its fourth straight year of falling sales, the publication said. Nonetheless, Caterpillar is still the world's largest seller of construction and mining equipment and continues to gain market share, the report noted. Reference Link

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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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