Caterpillar Inc. ($CAT) Possible Buy to $125 Confident Investor Rating: Good

Company name Caterpillar Inc.
Stock ticker CAT
Live stock price [stckqut]CAT[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Fair
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $143.93
Target stock price (averages with growth) $222.53
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $185.37
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $133.87

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=cat

Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar) is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. It operates in two segments: Machinery and Power Systems, and Financial Products. Machinery and Power Systems represents a total of Construction Industries, Resource Industries, Power Systems and All Other segments and related corporate items and eliminations. Financial Products includes the Company's Financial Products Segment. This category includes Cat Financial, Caterpillar Insurance Holdings Inc. and their respective subsidiaries. In October 2011, the Company acquired MWM Holding GmbH (MWM). Effective March 1, 2012, the Company announced that Caterpillar Japan Ltd. (Caterpillar Japan) acquired Caterpillar Tohoku Ltd. (Cat Tohoku). In August 2012, Platinum Equity, LLC. acquired a majority interest in Caterpillar Logistics Services. Caterpillar will retain a 35% equity stake in the business.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

 

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