Savant Capital LLC Raises Position in Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

Mae Love
January 21, 2018

Puplava Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $101.38B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $1.205 during the last trading session, reaching $169.255. The overall volume in the last trading session was 5.42 million shares. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 47.53% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.

Rand Wealth Llc increased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 5.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oppenheimer & Close Llc sold 33,037 shares as the company's stock rose 1.07% with the market. The institutional investor held 85,430 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.65 million, down from 88,475 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Average Volume is the amount of securities traded in a day on average over a specific time period. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK) has risen 13.98% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.19% the S&P500. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 74% are positive. Vetr now has $141.37 target price on the industrial products company's stock. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Buy". On Monday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". Deutsche Bank maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Thursday, August 17. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $156.64. Citigroup maintained Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Upgrade from a "Neutral " rating to a " Overweight" rating. (NYSE:NKE) rating on Tuesday, September 22. Another trade for 74,278 shares valued at $4.75M was sold by Slusher John F. The insider PARKER MARK G sold $8.78M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. 90 funds opened positions while 262 raised stakes. 832.75 million shares or 0.16% more from 831.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Westwood Management Il has invested 0.07% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Hightower Advsr Limited holds 0.34% or 323,793 shares. (NASDAQ:HURC). State Street has invested 0% of its portfolio in Hurco Companies, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Hyman Charles D invested 1.2% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Duff Phelps Inv Communication has invested 0.01% in Caterpillar Inc. It increased, as 34 investors sold BK shares while 306 reduced holdings. Pillar Pacific Cap Management Limited Liability Company invested in 1.01% or 62,621 shares. California-based Ashfield Partners Ltd Liability has invested 0.21% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) has invested 0.44% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 1,625 shares. Manufacturers Life The owns 5,441 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Rockland accumulated 2,907 shares. Wealth Architects holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.14, from 0.96 in 2017Q2.

Several research analysts have commented on CAT shares. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 401.83 million shares or 0.39% less from 403.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Analysts await Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:V). M&T Financial Bank, a New York-based fund reported 344,378 shares. Mariner Wealth Advisors holds 0.04% or 7,520 shares. Crossvault Cap Management Llc stated it has 1.21% in Caterpillar Inc.

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Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 1.70, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average. Private Advisor Group Inc invested in 0.21% or 67,782 shares. Investors use this figure to figure out a company's size, as opposed to just using total asset or sales figures.

Zacks methodology is a blend of fundamental and quantitative research, where analysts have written research reports on over 960 stocks in addition to quantitatively-driven snapshot reports on another 2,600 stocks. (NYSE:NKE). 21,860 were accumulated by St Johns Investment Management Limited Liability. Utah Retirement Sys reported 0.29% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) has insider ownership of 0.14% and institutional ownership of 68.55%. Kelly Lawrence W Associates Ca has 0.01% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Sageworth Trust Company holds 595 shares. About 2.62M shares traded.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $2.32 million activity.

In other news, insider Lange Bob De sold 1,572 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. (NYSE:CAT) on Thursday, October 26. About 64 shares traded.

Finally, looking back over the past year-to-date, Caterpillar, Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, September 8 by Robert W. Baird. Therefore 48% are positive. BP had 52 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:CAT) earned "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 25. The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $98.88 bln. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Telsey Advisory Group has "Outperform" rating and $122 target. (NYSE:CAT) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, July 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. ValuEngine downgraded Caterpillar from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd.

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