Caterpillar Director of Investor Relations to Speak at Deutsche Bank Conference

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

The Deutsche Bank 2018 Global Industrial and Materials Summit will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 and will feature Caterpillar’s Director of Investor Relations Amy Campbell. Campbell will speak at 10 a.m. CDT, and a webcast will be available for those interested at https://cc.talkpoint.com/deut001/060618a_as/?entity=5_CJIW2DO. In order to listen to the webcast in real-time, go to the website at least 30 minutes before the event in order to register, download and install any necessary software. For those unable to listen live, the webcast will be available for 90 days.

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Vista Partners Publishes May’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter – “The Balancing Act”

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published May’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter titled “The Balancing Act.”

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Mining, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology in addition to the Macroeconomic commentary.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In May’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “The Federal Open Market Committee will hold its next meeting on June 12 to 13 and is still widely expected to raise short-term interest rates by a quarter percentage point. It’s a juggling act. On the one hand, ….” Read full newsletter.

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Caterpillar Ranked 65 in Fortune 500

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

For the 24th year straight, Caterpillar, Inc. has been included on the Fortune 500 List with a rank number of 65. Along with being included on the Fortune 500 list, Caterpillar was also ranked 43rd on the Fortune’s 2018 Most Admired List.

Fortune ranks companies by their total revenues for their fiscal years. Companies that are incorporated and operate in the United States and file financial statements with a government agency are included in the survey.

Caterpillar’s resilient global team delivered excellent results in 2017. As demand improved during the year, they capitalized on the opportunities to serve our customers around the world.” -said CEO Jim Umpleby in his annual letter to shareholders.

The full Fortune 500 list can be found at fortune.com.

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Steve Ferguson Named Vice President at Caterpillar

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

Steve Ferguson has been named a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. by the company’s board of directors. Starting June 1, 2018 Ferguson will lead the Industrial Power Systems Division. He replaces Ramin Younessi, who has been promoted to group president of the Energy & Transportation segment of Caterpillar. Ferguson will report to Younessi.

Ferguson, who received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and graduated from the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, has served as the general manager of Caterpillar’s Advanced Component Manufacturing business. He has been with Caterpillar for 18 years, starting as an accountant in 1990.

Steve has been delivering great results by driving lean and flexible cost-competitive component manufacturing operations at Caterpillar facilities around the world – experience that will be an excellent fit for his new role leading IPSD,” -Ramin Younessi, incoming group president of Energy & Transportation.

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Vista Partners Publishes April’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “U.S. Economy Remains Strong, Anticipating Steady Growth With Rate Twist”

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published April’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “U.S. Economy Remains Strong, Anticipating Steady Growth With Rate Twist.”

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In April’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “Signs of inflation, including rising commodity prices including oil, coupled with ….” Read full newsletter.

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Companies Featured in April’s Newsletter: Atossa Genetics, Inc.(NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | Coca-Cola (KO) | Disney (DIS) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | Intel (INTC) | & | Microsoft (MSFT).

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Reviewing Caterpillar’s Q1 Earnings Beat & Highlights

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

Caterpillar Inc. announced its Q1 2018 results on April 24, 2018, before the market open.  It reported earnings of $2.82 per share, soundly beating the estimates of $2.169 per share.

The Deerfield, Illinois-based company saw sales and revenues of $12.9 billion, beating 2017 Q1 results of $9.8 billion, which was a 31% increase. The company saw a profit of $2.74 per share this quarter, more than doubling the $0.32 profit per share last year.

Machinery, Energy & Transportation operating cash flow was $948M and $500M of Caterpillar common stock was repurchased. The enterprise cash balance at the end of the first quarter 2018 was $7.9 billion.

I’d like to thank our global Caterpillar team for outstanding results. The combination of strength in many of our end markets and our team’s continued focus on operational excellence – including strong cost control – helped us deliver improved margins and a record first-quarter profit.” – Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby.

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The Dow 30 Beats, Meets, Misses & Scheduled Reports For Current Q1 Earnings Season (Updated 5-17-18)

The Dow 30 Companies have completed another round of earnings report and the vast majority surpassed/or met expectations while only four missed which were Nike (NKE), JPMorgan (JPM), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Home Depot (HD).

The rundown of the Dow 30 beats, meets and misses are in the list below:

  • Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/22/2018, & missed estimates of $.555/share.
  • JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/13/2018 of $2.37, & missed estimates of $2.92/share.
  • Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 of $6.95, & beat estimates of $5.75/share.
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 of $2.06, & beat estimates of $2.029/share.
  • UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 of $3.04, & beat estimates of $2.968/share.
  • IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 of $2.45, & beat estimates of 2.415/share.
  • American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/18/2018 of $1.86, & beat estimates of $1.747/share.
  • General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 4/20/2018 of $.16, & beat estimates of $.12/share.
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 4/20/2018 of $1.00 on expectations of $1.002 per share.
  • Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $2.82, & beat estimates of $2.169/share.
  • Coca-Cola (KO) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $.47, & beat estimates of $.464/share.
  • 3M (MMM) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $2.50, & beat estimates of $2.525/share.
  • United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $1.77, & beat estimates of $1.544/share.
  • Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $1.17, & beat estimates of $1.107/share.
  • Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 4/25/2018 of $3.64, & beat estimates calling for $2.637/share.
  • Visa (V) reported earnings on 4/25/2018 of $1.11, & beat estimates of $1.058/share.
  • Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 4/26/2018 of $.87, & beat estimates of $0.765/share.
  • Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 4/26/2018 of $0.95, & beat estimates of $.892/share.
  • Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 4/27/2018 of $1.90, & beat estimates of $1.423/share.
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 4/27/2018 of $1.09, & missed estimates of $1.179/share.
  • McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 4/30/2018 of $1.72, & beat estimates of $1.706/share.
  • Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 5/1/2018 of $1.05, & beat estimates of $1.004/share.
  • Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 5/1/2018 of $0.77, & beat estimates of $0.757/share.
  • Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 5/1/2018 of $2.73,  & beat estimates of $2.729/share.
  • Dow DuPont (DWDP) reported earnings on 5/3/2018 of $1.12/share, & beat estimates of $1.10/share.
  • Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 5/8/2018  of $1.84/share, & beat estimates of $1.73/share.
  • Home Depot (HD) reported earnings on 5/15/2018 of $2.08/share, & missed estimates of $2.10/share.
  • Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 5/16/2018 $.66,  meeting estimates of $.664/share.
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) reported earnings on 5/17/2018 of $1.14, meeting estimates of $1.142/share.

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Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Announces Executive Moves

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

Caterpillar, Inc. Board of Directors has recently made several changes to its Executive Offices, upon the announcement of Group President Rob Charter’s decision to retire.

Bob De Lange will take over Charter’s place and become the Group President of Customer & Dealers Support. He currently holds the position of Construction Industries Group President.

Tom Pellette will move into De Lange’s current position of Group President of Construction Industries. Pellette currently serves as the Energy & Transportation Group President.

Ramin Younessi, the current vice president of Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Division will move into the role of Group President of Energy & Transportation.

No replacement for Younessi has been named. The changes to the company’s executive offices will be effective June 1, 2018.

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“Positively Doubting Judgement?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 4-14-18

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Dow 30 Component Caterpillar To Continue Quarterly Cash Dividend Rate

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.
Caterpillar Inc.’s board of directors has voted to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of $0.78 per share of common stock. The dividend will be payable May 19, 2018, to all shareholders on record at the close of business April 23, 2018.
Caterpillar Inc. has paid a quarterly cash dividend to its shareholders since 1993.
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