One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The institutional investor held 18,606 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $713,000, up from 9,926 at the end of the previous reported quarter. 2,907 are held by Cypress Cap Management Ltd Liability Company.
Based on a recent bid, this stock (CAT) was trading at a distance of 1.29% from 20 days simple moving average, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -1.47% while it has a distance of 9.81% from the 200 days simple moving average. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. Long Suzette M sold $84,723 worth of Caterpillar Inc. It has outperformed by 97.18% the S&P500.
Garde Capital Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft (MSFT) by 5.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Olstein Capital Management Lp sold 27,500 shares as the company's stock declined 5.62% with the market. After $2.16 actual earnings per share reported by Caterpillar Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.56% negative EPS growth. Mckinley Carter Wealth Services Inc who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $91.29B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.53% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $93.08.
Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has risen 13.03% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.08% the S&P500. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $170.40. Therefore 50% are positive. As per Friday, September 23, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. The stock of Netflix, Inc. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Hold" rating and $160.0 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. The rating was maintained by William Blair with "Buy" on Thursday, October 12. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a "buy" rating and set a $195.00 price target (up previously from $165.00) on shares of Caterpillar in a report on Thursday, January 4th. The firm has "Hold" rating by J.P. Morgan given on Wednesday, August 16. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, January 28 by FBR Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 6 by Citigroup. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Atlantic Securities. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Nomura.
Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $16.35 million activity.
Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Braun Stacey Assoc reported 1.41% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. The insider DICKINSON DANIEL M sold 3,813 shares worth $522,724. (NYSE:CAT). The stock now provides a dividend yield of 2.08% for the Industrial Goods company. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. $3.01 million worth of Netflix, Inc. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd stated it has 0.3% in Dominion Energy, Inc. Amp has invested 0.02% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 981 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $155,000 after purchasing an additional 375 shares during the period. Cibc Ww Markets invested in 0.01% or 47,137 shares. (NYSE:CAT). Highstreet Asset Mgmt reported 8,824 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Gateway Invest Advisers reported 38,765 shares.
Investors are looking attentively on Caterpillar Inc. Nottingham reported 0.12% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Taurus Asset Management Ltd Liability Co accumulated 4,243 shs. Edgemoor Inv Advsr reported 6,848 shares. Analyst's mean target price for Caterpillar Inc. is $179.26.
Among 55 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. 67% are bullish. 42 are the (NYSE:CAT)'s analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was maintained on Friday, September 25 by Bank of America.
Here we welcome to the world of short-term trend followers of Caterpillar Inc. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, February 20 report. Credit Suisse maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating on Monday, December 7. The firm earned "Mixed" rating on Monday, September 19 by OTR Global. Scotia Capital maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Wednesday, January 18. RBC Capital Markets maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating on Sunday, October 1. On Monday, January 8 the stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan. Robert W. Baird restated a "hold" rating and issued a $168.00 price objective on shares of Caterpillar in a report on Friday. Since there are so many eyes on the 200-day SMA of Caterpillar Inc., many traders will place their orders around this key level. Financials, meanwhile, are predictable to see earnings increase by 24 percent. Sarl accumulated 1,200 shares. TGT's profit will be $743.54 million for 12.96 P/E if the $1.38 EPS becomes a reality.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Shortening the period, the five-month price index is 1.1, the three-month price index is 0.89, while the one month price change is now 0.96. It improved, as 55 investors sold Caterpillar Inc. shares while 401 reduced holdings. 162 funds opened positions while 352 raised stakes. The industrial products company reported $2.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.77 by $0.39. Artemis Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.35% or 135,200 shares.
Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd, which manages about $2.15 billion and $2.23 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Epr Pptys (NYSE:EPR) by 4,935 shares to 614 shares, valued at $40,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. (NYSE:CAT). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 85,512 shares. CAT institutional ownership is held at 70.7% while insider ownership was 0.1%. Tower Bridge Advisors has invested 1.02% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. Meiji Yasuda Asset accumulated 17,275 shares. Ahl Prtnrs Llp reported 96,535 shares. (NYSE:CAT) is 6924. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. (NYSE:CAT) was sold by Pellette Thomas A. Goldman Sachs Gru invested in 4.60 million shares. Swift Run Cap Mgmt Lc invested 3.1% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc.