Northwest Investment Counselors buys $2,063,050 stake in Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) : Northwest Investment Counselors scooped up 498 additional shares in Caterpillar during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 17, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 23,532 shares of Caterpillar which is valued at $2,063,050.Caterpillar makes up approximately 1.08% of Northwest Investment Counselors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cwm boosted its stake in CAT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,708 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,574 shares of Caterpillar which is valued at $225,663. Caterpillar makes up approx 0.02% of Cwm’s portfolio.First Financial Bank N.a. – Trust Division reduced its stake in CAT by selling 249 shares or 4.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,286 shares of CAT which is valued at $466,331. Caterpillar makes up approx 0.09% of First Financial Bank N.a. – Trust Division’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 opened for trading at $87.83 and hit $88.42 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $87.67, with a gain of 0.80% or 0.7 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 36,01,023 shares. Company has a market cap of $51,220 M.

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.

Investors should note that on Oct 12, 2016, Caterpillar announced a cash dividend of $0.7700. The company’s management has announced Oct 20, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Oct 24, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Nov 19, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Caterpillar. Caterpillar was Upgraded by Goldman to ” Buy” on Oct 11, 2016. 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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