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  • Mining, Farming and Construction Profits: Heavy Machinery

    By patricio kehoe - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, JOY, KMTUY

    When an economy struggles to grow steadily, investments focused on capital become scarce. Mining, farming and construction are three industries that require heavy capital investment and have suffered greatly through the recession. Fortunately, with new economic winds in the USA, companies like Joy Global (NYSE: JOY), Komatsu (NASDAQOTH: KMTUY), and AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) have begun to show improvement.

    Asian innovation

    The world’s second largest construction company, Komatsu, based in more »

  • Here’s Why You Should Steer Clear of Heavy Machinery

    By Awais Malik - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, DE, KMTUY

    China is continuing with its attempts to implement market-oriented reforms and counter-cyclical measures to stabilize growth when it slows. Last week, Beijing announced a “mini-stimulus” involving tax cuts for small companies, more investment in the country’s enormous railway system, and a support package to boost trade. Investment means construction, and construction spells good news for heavy-equipment makers. But while the country’s National Bureau of Statistics reported 5.5 more »

  • Even with a Cheap Yen, These Japanese Companies are in Trouble

    By Sam Mattera - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, KMTUY, KUBTY

    Japan’s Nikkei 225 has been one of 2013’s best performing stock indices. Year-to-date it’s up nearly 40%, almost double the performance of the S&P 500.

    Nevertheless, there are some Japanese stocks investors should consider avoiding. In particular, Kubota (NASDAQOTH: KUBTY), Komatsu (NASDAQOTH: KMTUY) and Canon (NYSE: CAJ) are all facing significant challenges.

    Japan’s market has been aided by Abenomics

    Since last December, Japanese stocks have more »

  • Caterpillar Is Not a Lost Cause

    By Awais Malik - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, JOY, KMTUY

    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is down 4.42% on its price since the start of this year due to a 51% decline in sales, with sales in China down by 47% year-over-year. As Jim Chanos recently issued warnings about Caterpillar’s drop in earnings as it invests in mining in the U.S for the future, I dug a little deeper. On July 24, the company is rolling out its second more »

  • Caterpillar: Bound to Blossom

    By Abbey Monnin - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, DE, KMTUY, KUBTY

    Given the dependency of its stock on the global economy, Caterpillar is always subject to the occasional stock-price dip and experiences rough headlines almost perpetually. Although it operates in an industry that is subject to constant headwinds, it has weathered a lot of storms over the years. This article provides solid reasons why caterpillar stock values are likely to rise in the near future.

    Despite the array of current challenges more »

  • Avoid This Mega Giant

    By Red Chip - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, JOY, KMTUY

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is an American corporation that designs, manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The economic and mining slowdown has had a negative effect on Caterpillar’s growth and has hit it’s profit due to which it reported a significant decline in its first quarter profits. 

    Fundamental Analysis

    CAT reported a revenue of $13.21 billion more »

  • CAT on a Hot Tin Roof

    By Howard Rothman - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, JOY, KMTUY

    Much like Maggie in Tennessee Williams’ classic stage play, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) has been trying to keep its footing on a foundation that's become increasingly precarious. As the company heads into earnings season, investors are accordingly more skeptical of its ability to remain upright than at any other time in its history.

    Before second-quarter results are announced July 24, a SWOT analysis — examining the company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities more »

  • Caterpillar: Trick, or Treat?

    By Daniel Murray - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, CNH, DE, KMTUY

    In early May, The Chicago Tribune reported that heavy equipment giant Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) would lay off up to 800 workers, or 20% of its total team. The gloomy outlook was not improved in mid May by news from the Journal Sentinel reporting that contract negotiations with the United Steelworkers Union had hit a rough patch. A proposed contract was rejected by the Steelworkers on the grounds of a proposal more »

  • A Profitable and Cheap Global Equipment Maker Worth Watching

    By Anh HOANG - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, DE, KMTUY

    Since the beginning of February, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) has experienced a significant drop of more than 15.5%, from $99.50 per share to around $84 per share. The market seems to drag its share price down further due to its poor first-quarter results.

    Interestingly, many investment managers, including Joel Greenblatt, Steven Cohen, and Jim Simons have bought Caterpillar for their funds. Is Caterpillar a sweet purchase at its current more »

  • 3 Stocks That Must Be Sold This Week

    By John Macris - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, KMTUY, TXN, YUM

    It’s a simple question, but one with a handful of difficult answers: Will earnings season lift stocks to new all-time record highs?

    Certainly, while the bearish case is an obvious choice, it’s been a losing investment strategy so far in 2013 as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 indices continue to make new all-time highs. The Nasdaq technology index finally caught a headwind in April more »

  • The Best In The Business Is On Sale

    By Matthew Frankel - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, JOY, KMTUY

    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s largest producer of earthmoving equipment, has done very well over the past few years, doubling its annual revenues since the financial crisis. I was hesitant to recommend it as an investment until recently because I was afraid it was getting too expensive. Since the beginning of February, however, shares have fallen 13.4% and are over 21% below their 52-week high at a time more »

  • Mining For Profits: Is This Leading Manufacturer The Best Bet?

    By Matthew Frankel - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, JOY, KMTUY, TEX

    Joy Global’s (NYSE: JOY) shareholders have not done particularly well over the last few years.  This leading maker of mining equipment has been hit with reduced demand for its products, primarily driven by the reduced usage of coal due to cheap natural gas, as well as the generally uncertain global economy.  As a result, shares are off about 40% from their peak of $103 in 2011.  With Q1 2013 more »

  • Avoiding China's Risks

    By Reuben Brewer - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: CMGE, KMTUY, PTR, TSM, YUM | Editor's Choice

    China's growth story is so compelling that investors are jumping in with both feet. That may not be the best plan, though avoiding the area isn't a bight idea either. It's better to understand the risk and invest accordingly. Indeed, with a broader perspective, there are some well-known stocks you might pass over and others you might reconsider.

  • 4 Winners (and 1 Loser) as China Regains Its Footing

    By Howard Rothman - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, CMI, DE, HTHIY.PK, KMTUY

    China watchers have seen a good deal of encouraging news in recent weeks, and since New Year’s Day the reports on the country’s economic state have been the most positive of the lot. A key government measure of the manufacturing sector showed expansion in December for the third straight month. A similar study by HSBC, which concentrates on smaller private manufacturers, said growth hit a 19-month high. Copper more »

  • Takeaways from JOY’s Q4 Results

    By Howard Rothman - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: CAT, GE, JOY, KMTUY, TEX

    Joy Global (NYSE: JOY), one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of mining equipment, reported fiscal 4Q12 earnings before the bell Wednesday morning. Results initially led to a bump in its stock price, as investors focused on EPS beating consensus and quarterly revenue and profit both topping year-ago figures. However, a deeper dive into the figures and comments on the firm’s mid-morning conference call show challenges in more »

  • Eastern Exposure: 5 Equipment Makers To Watch in 2013

    By Howard Rothman - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: CAT, CMI, DE, JOY, KMTUY | Editor's Choice

    As China’s once supercharged growth rate has slowed to a more realistic level, Western original equipment manufacturers doing business in the country are finding that expectations there may never again be as lofty as they were during the recent boom years. A huge upside remains for machinery makers with significant exposure, of course, as the Chinese government continues to orchestrate an urbanization program unlike any the world has ever more »

  • Moving the Earth

    By Reuben Brewer - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: AGGZF, CAT, DE, KMTUY

    There are two U.S. companies associated with earth moving equipment, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) and Deere & Company (NYSE: DE). They both make big machines, but their fortunes have been divergent so far this year. That said, both appear to have solid long-term growth potential.

  • Digging for Value in this Global Powerhouse

    By Andrés Cardenal - August 1, 2012 | Tickers: CAT, CNH, DE, JOY, KMTUY

    The global economy is not going through the best times, and that has kept investors away from cyclical companies like Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT). But digging below the surface – pun intended – this global machinery powerhouse offers a lot of value and attractive growth prospects.
    Trading at a P/E ratio of less than 10 times earnings from the past 12 months and yielding 2.5% in dividends, shares of Caterpillar are more »
  • Buying Opportunity in Caterpillar

    By Andrés Cardenal - May 22, 2012 | Tickers: CAT, JOY, KMTUY

    The chart from Ycharts shows the evolution of price, earnings per share and the ratio between those variables - P/E ratio- for Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) over the last five years. The company has recently become quite cheap, because price has fallen while earnings per share have kept rising.

    In fact, Caterpillar is trading at a P/E ratio of barely above 11, which is not much higher than the minimums more »