Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Announces 29th-Straight Quarter Global Sales Up 4% – CAT, DJI, UTX, MMM, LUK

Construction and mining equipment firm, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)’s sales continued to grow fairly, increasing 8 percent all through the world in the quarter to the end of October.

It was the 29th-straight quarter of retail-sales growth for the world’s biggest seller of bulldozers, excavators, and wheel loaders. However, the growth rate has turn into uneven in current months, as tougher year-before comparisons, surging inventories of unsold equipment and deteriorating economic conditions, chiefly in Europe, put pressure on sales extension.

Worldwide dealer-declared machinery sales increased 6 present and 13 percent from a year before for the quarter ended in September and August, respectively.

Moving readers toward the broader market, let’s consider percentage change in stocks prices of other stocks in the similar sector who contribute major role in the market that includes Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) gain +0.23%, United Technologies Corporation(NYSE:UTX) edged up +0.90%, 3M Co(NYSE:MMM) which also increased +0.01% and Leucadia National Corp.(NYSE:LUK) closed up +0.05%.

Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) stock’s trade at beginning with a price of $82.95 and in ongoing trading session climbed at a high of $83.49 other than after it traded advanced 0.22% to $83.51.

The stock is going forward its 52 week low with +7.37% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -27.86%. CAT last month stock price volatility remained 2.25%.

CAT stock institutional ownership remained 63.40% while insider ownership included 0.15%. In its share capital CAT has 653.93 million outstanding shares among them 652.53 million shares have been floated in market exchange.

Company’s beta coefficient included 1.86. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.


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