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Caterpillar (cat) Stock Research

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Company Description: Caterpillar, Inc. manufactures construction, mining, and forestry machinery; rail-related products; engines for the companys machinery; electric power generation systems; and more. It also provides remanufacturing services. Its Financial Products business provides financing alternatives to customers and dealers for the companys products. Update

Market Research Update

Industrial Industry Research & Analysis: The industrial industry includes companies whose sales originate from the manufacturing of materials into finished goods and services. Industrial Trading Strategy: The industrial industry tends to be sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued industrial investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell industrial investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase industrial investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

Industry Sub Sector: Construction. The market is quickly expanding. This lowers the threat of direct competition and increases Caterpillar's profits.

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Strategy Analysis Update

Caterpillar's strategy is to continuously improve. This helps to fend against competitive threats and increases shareholder returns.

Strategy: Caterpillar has a narrow focus that serves a particular customer niche with either a unique product or with a low cost advantage over competitors. (read more). Competitive Advantages:

Financial Analysis Update

Complicated financial statements lower Caterpillar's value, because it increases the risk of fraud and lowers investor confidence.

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