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Analyst Discusses Caterpillar's Earnings Miss

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Rob Wertheimer of Melius Research spoke on CNBC's "Squawk Box" about Caterpillar's (NYSE: CAT) earnings report that came in below expectations. Management also lowered full-year earnings guidance.

Wertheimer said the market is looking for security and stability right now and Caterpillar's earnings miss just adds to the uncertainty.

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He's also concerned about the increase in inventory, which he sees as a trend in the industry. Tariffs are partially to blame for this issue as it's hard for the management to plan the volume of production. Wertheimer added that Caterpillar had many years of gaining market share in China and several months of losing share.

The stock traded lower by 4.1% to 132.37 at time of publication.

Latest Ratings for CAT

DateFirmActionFromTo
Nov 2019ReiteratesBuy
Oct 2019MaintainsBuy
Oct 2019MaintainsHold

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