Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

It also reduced its holding in Potash Corp Of Saskatchewan Inc (Put) (NYSE:POT) by 88,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 47,900 shares, and cut its stake in Norbord Inc (Put) (NBRXF). (NYSE:CAT) by 44.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 248,895 shares of the company's stock worth $22,094,000 after buying an additional 8,975 shares during the last quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.'s holdings in Caterpillar were worth $19,160,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NYSE:CAT). First Republic Management Inc reported 61,305 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. First Personal Financial Services lifted its position in Caterpillar by 167.4% during the 1st quarter. The institutional investor owned 62,494 shares of the industrial products company's stock after selling 4,188 shares during the period. Harbour Capital Advisors bought a new stake in Caterpillar through out the 1st valued at roughly $107,000. Morgan Stanley boosted its holdings in Caterpillar by 15.1% during the first quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 1,198 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $111,000 after acquiring an additional 750 shares during the period. Cetera Ltd Liability Co invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. Colonial Trust Advisors acquired 3,550 shares as Caterpillar Inc (CAT)'s stock rose 3.62%. Finally, Cibc World Markets Corp boosted its holdings in Caterpillar by 507.9% during the first quarter. Ledyard National Bank now owns 1,455 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.88% of the company's stock.

Caterpillar, Inc. has a 52-week low of $60.51 and a 52-week high of $99.46. The stock rose 0.20% or $0.24 reaching $118.06 per share. About 1,800 shares traded. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 47.53% since September 11, 2016 and is uptrending. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $0.18 and is expected to be $5.24 for the current year with 590,972,000 shares outstanding. The company had revenue of $11.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $10.96 billion. Caterpillar had a negative net margin of 0.17% and a positive return on equity of 13.44%. The company's revenue was up 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $1.25 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $6.56. Caterpillar Inc Del now has $69.63 billion valuation.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, August 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 20th will be given a dividend of $0.77 per share. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, July 18th. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Ltd invested 0.41% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -2,369.23%. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.67, for a total value of $568,350.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 18,188 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,078,888.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Suzette M. Long sold 13,859 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. Two Brokerage firms have recommended the share with a sell recommendation, fourteen have issued a hold recommendation, thirteen has issued a buy recommendation and 1 have issued a strong buy recommendation to the share. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 201,471 shares of company stock valued at $22,979,332 over the last ninety days. 104 funds opened positions while 291 raised stakes. (NYSE:CAT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, May 26 by Bank of America. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and global trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this piece can be viewed at BMO Capital Markets reissued a "hold" rating and set a $110.00 target price on shares of Caterpillar in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Vetr downgraded Caterpillar from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $122.53 price objective for the a research note on Monday. Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Caterpillar from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and increased their target price for the stock from $100.00 to $110.00 in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $85.00 target price (up previously from $82.00) on shares of Caterpillar in a research report on Friday, January 27th. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Caterpillar by 19.9% in the third quarter.

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