Caterpillar's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Caterpillar is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $125.00 short put and a strike $115.00 long put offers a potential 11.36% return on risk over the next 29 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $125.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.02 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $8.98 would be incurred if the stock dropped below the $115.00 long put strike price.
The 5-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the short-term momentum for Caterpillar is bullish and the probability of a rise in share price is higher if the stock starts trending.
The 20-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the medium-term momentum for Caterpillar is bullish.
The RSI indicator is above 80 which suggests that the stock is in overbought territory.
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Dow Jones Today: Oil Slides, Investors Wait on Fed
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:23:42 +0000
Nearly as rapidly as oil prices spiked Monday, they violently retreated Tuesday amid talk that Saudi Arabia will be able to restore production from weekend drone strikes faster than was previously expected.Source: rafapress / Shutterstock.com Oil stood in the way of market upside yesterday and the commodity's Tuesday tumble did not provide much in the way of relief, indicating that many market participants are taking a wait-and-see approach to what comes out of the Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday. * 7 Momentum Stocks to Buy On the Dip Even before the rate cut news, the Fed was making headlines today, stepping into the repo market by buying $53.2 billion in securities to ease a sudden spike in short-term interest rates.InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"The turmoil in the repo market caused a key benchmark for policy makers — known as the effective fed funds rate — to jump to 2.25%, an increase that, if left unchecked, could have started impacting broader borrowing costs in the economy," according to Bloomberg.Regarding the Fed's plans for interest rates, it appears likely that a rate cut of 25 basis points will be unveiled tomorrow, but after that, the central bank could be on pause for the rest of this year.With that in mind, traders pushed the Nasdaq Composite higher by 0.40% while the S&P 500 rose by 0.26%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.13%. In late trading, just 12 of the Dow's components were pointed higher and just four of those names were up 1% or more. Trade TalkWhat was surprising about the logy performances notched by stocks today was that President Donald Trump made some encouraging comments about the potential for a trade deal with China. Perhaps it was the broad time frame that the president gave that kept stocks from rallying. Aboard Air Force One heading to California, Trump told members of the media that a trade deal could happen soon or around the time of the 2020 election.That broad timeline wasn't enough to really jolt tariff-sensitive Dow stocks higher. For example, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Nike (NYSE:NKE) were sporting negligible gains in late trading, and most of the rest of the day's Dow winners were either defensive stocks or companies that are not heavily dependent on China as a source of revenue.Speaking of China, there was some good news on that front for at least one Dow component today. Boeing (NYSE:BA) was the blue chip index's leader, gaining about 1%, after the aerospace giant boosted its China demand forecast.The company said it expects China to purchase 8,090 passenger jets through 2038, up from a prior forecast of 7,690 planes through 2037. Those new orders will also be a boon to Boeing's services business, which is becoming an important driver of top- and bottom-line growth for the firm. Dow OffendersUnfortunately, Tuesday's Dow offenders is larger than we'd like to see. Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX) can be excused due to the aforementioned drop in oil prices.Home Depot (NYSE:HD) lost about half a percent after Guggenheim analyst Steven Forbes cut his rating on the home improvement retailer to "neutral" from "buy." Forbes said the company's current investment initiatives could pay off over the long run, but over short-term, those spending plans could crimp margins."Bottom line, we find it difficult to see a path to earnings before interest and taxes margin expansion in 2020 as both a) investment spending and b) the associated D&A drag are poised to ramp," said the analyst.In what is likely a case of profit taking after major run high, Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) traded lower today after entering the day with a gain of more than 15% over the past month. The machinery maker has been highlighted as one of the names that could benefit from higher oil prices, so that factor was at play to the downside. Bottom Line on Dow Jones TodayToday's market action wasn't all that surprising when considering the backdrop riskier assets are contending with. The pullback in oil prices could be a positive because there's always a sweet spot for oil companies and consumers. High gas prices could pinch consumer spending, something that would be a detriment to the broad economy, so today's oil retreat is, in a broader context, a positive.The Fed probably obliges with a rate cut tomorrow, but the devil will be in the details regarding how many more times this year the central bank will ease. If the tone isn't to investors' liking, riskier assets could be roiled.Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Momentum Stocks to Buy On the Dip * 7 Dow Titans Breaking Higher * 5 Growth Stocks to Sell as Rates Move Higher The post Dow Jones Today: Oil Slides, Investors Wait on Fed appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Caterpillar Inc. — Moody's assigns A3 rating to Caterpillar senior notes; outlook is positive.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:10:09 +0000
Moody's Investors Service (“Moody's”) assigned an A3 rating to Caterpillar Inc's (CAT) benchmark issuance of senior unsecured notes, proceeds of which will be used to fund discretionary pension contributions to U.S. pension plans. The A3 rating assigned to Caterpillar's note offering reflects the leverage-neutral nature of the transaction given the use of proceed s to fund pension liabilities. In addition, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (CFSC) remains a strategically important and prudently managed wholesale and retail finance arm.
Caterpillar and Other Machinery Stocks Could Gain From Higher Oil Prices
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:58:00 +0000
Higher energy prices can hurt consumer pocketbooks, affecting the overall economy, but some sectors, such as heavy-machinery makers, benefit from higher oil prices.
Manufacturing – Construction & Mining Outlook: Prospects Dim
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:43:02 +0000
Manufacturing – Construction & Mining Outlook: Prospects Dim
Stocks – U.S. Futures Fall After Oil Attacks in Middle East
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:44:00 +0000
Investing.com – U.S. futures pointed to a weak opening bell on Monday as oil prices spiked to their highest level since May after drone strikes hit more than half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity over the weekend.
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