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Has Caterpillar Finally Cleaned out Its Closet?

By Blake Bos - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:13PM

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Sure, Caterpillar came very close to analysts' estimates this quarter. But if that's what you're paying attention to with this stock, you're missing the real story.

Caterpillar (CAT 3.56%) came in only just slightly below analyst estimates this quarter, but in the video below, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos tells investors why short-term quarterly earnings are far from the real story. Blake gives investors a clear picture of Caterpillar's continuing problem with high inventory levels, and he shines a light on the inventory mismanagement that has led to Caterpillar's awful days inventory outstanding numbers. The stock has ticked up recently due to the expectation that these inventory issues should be clearing up – Blake tells investors exactly where to look to know if that narrative is really playing out.

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