Washington Trust Bank buys $365,638 stake in Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) : Washington Trust Bank scooped up 89 additional shares in Caterpillar during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 4, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 4,089 shares of Caterpillar which is valued at $365,638.Caterpillar makes up approximately 0.09% of Washington Trust Bank’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Eqis Capital Management reduced its stake in CAT by selling 2,778 shares or 46.45% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,203 shares of CAT which is valued at $286,412. Caterpillar makes up approx 0.02% of Eqis Capital Management’s portfolio. Lvm Capital Management Ltdmi added CAT to its portfolio by purchasing 2,450 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $219,079. Caterpillar makes up approx 0.07% of Lvm Capital Management Ltdmi’s portfolio.Cullinan Associates Inc reduced its stake in CAT by selling 400 shares or 1.8% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 21,830 shares of CAT which is valued at $1,952,039. Caterpillar makes up approx 0.17% of Cullinan Associates Inc’s portfolio.

Caterpillar closed down -0.77 points or -0.87% at $87.51 with 47,43,263 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $88.5, the shares hit an intraday low of $87.18 and an intraday high of $88.95 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Caterpillar reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.13 according to the earnings call on Jul 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.96. The company had revenue of $10342.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $10131.20 million. The company’s revenue was down -16.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.27 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Caterpillar. Deutsche Bank Initiated Caterpillar on Sep 7, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $98.Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 27, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 73 from a previous price target of $70 .

Caterpillar Inc. is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment diesel and natural gas engines industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Company principally operates through its three product segments: Resource Industries Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation. The Company also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. It offers its products under the brand names Caterpillar CAT design versions of CAT and Caterpillar Electro-Motive FG Wilson MaK MWM Perkins Progress Rail SEM and Solar Turbines. It operates parts distribution centers at various locations including Morton Illinois; Arvin California; Denver Colorado; Miami Florida; Atlanta Georgia; St. Paul Minnesota and Dubai United Arab Emirates among others. Its subsidiaries include Caterpillar Life Insurance Company Cat Financial and Caterpillar Product Services Corporation (CPSC) among others.

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