Barclays Plc Decreased Its Stake in Caterpillar INC Del (Put) (CAT) by $7.98 Million

April 25, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 55 investors sold CAT shares while 401 reduced holdings. 162 funds opened positions while 352 raised stakes. 402.55 million shares or 0.18% more from 401.83 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Barclays Plc has invested 0.12% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). The Massachusetts-based Howland Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.39% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). 3,332 were reported by Boston Rech & Mgmt. Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan) Co has invested 0.45% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Utah Retirement Systems holds 105,679 shares or 0.35% of its portfolio. Crestwood Advisors Grp Inc Lc holds 0.08% or 6,563 shares in its portfolio. Pictet Asset Management, United Kingdom-based fund reported 338,796 shares. Sg Americas Limited Liability holds 0.08% or 52,908 shares in its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Limited Liability Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 4.04 million shares. Country Club Co Na holds 0.11% or 5,292 shares. Aspen Inv Management Inc invested 0.53% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Ftb Incorporated holds 5,630 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Tcw Grp Inc Inc has invested 0.02% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). The Illinois-based Citadel Limited Liability Company has invested 0.22% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Plante Moran Fincl Ltd Liability Com reported 1,237 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $16.13 million activity. $216,276 worth of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) was sold by De Lange Bob on Thursday, October 26. Another trade for 3,813 shares valued at $522,724 was sold by DICKINSON DANIEL M. Another trade for 95,199 shares valued at $15.53M was made by Pellette Thomas A on Wednesday, January 31.

Barclays Plc decreased its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (Put) (CAT) by 12.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Barclays Plc sold 50,800 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.62% with the market. The institutional investor held 362,300 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $57.09M, down from 413,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Barclays Plc who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc Del (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.34B market cap company. The stock increased 1.18% or $1.71 during the last trading session, reaching $146.15. About 8.30M shares traded or 29.80% up from the average. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 60.63% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.08% the S&P500.

Barclays Plc, which manages about $122.49B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) by 275,461 shares to 291,961 shares, valued at $106.55M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:IRWD) by 399,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 400,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (Put) (XLP).

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Ratings Coverage

Among 21 analysts covering Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Caterpillar had 37 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, February 15 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 12 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan on Monday, February 12 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, December 21 with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Friday, January 12 by Bank of America. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 18 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Friday, January 26. Citigroup upgraded Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating on Monday, April 23. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $18500 target. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Wells Fargo.

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