3 Reasons to Sell Caterpillar

In this video, Motley Fool analyst Brendan Byrnes takes a look at some of Caterpillar's (NYSE: CAT  ) biggest growth goals for the short and long term. He discusses some of the signs he'll be looking for that it isn't meeting expectations, and ponder when it might be time to sell. With the largest acquisition it has made moving Caterpillar deeper into the mining sector, the company will now be more susceptible to influence from the volatile changes that can happen in the commodities market. Having completed so many major acquisitions in such a short amount of time, it might also be tricky for CAT to meet all the earnings and synergies goals it has set with so much integration to work through. Byrnes also invites us to keep an eye on Caterpillar in China, a market that could be a huge growth opportunity, but only if it is as competitive as it thinks it is.

Caterpillar is the market share leader in an industry in which size matters, and its quality products, extensive service network, and unparalleled brand strength combine to give it solid competitive advantages. Read all about Caterpillar's strengths and weaknesses in our brand new report. Just click here to access it now.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (4)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2140244, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 11/24/2014 4:32:01 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated 2 days ago Sponsored by:
DOW 17,810.06 91.06 0.51%
S&P 500 2,063.50 10.75 0.52%
NASD 4,712.97 11.10 0.24%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

11/21/2014 4:02 PM
CAT $106.45 Up +4.36 +4.27%
Caterpillar, Inc. CAPS Rating: ****
CNH $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
CNH Global N.V. (A… CAPS Rating: ****
GE $26.99 Up +0.14 +0.52%
General Electric C… CAPS Rating: ****
JOY $53.73 Up +1.30 +2.48%
Joy Global, Inc. CAPS Rating: ****

Advertisement