Will the company be able to succeed amid signs of an economic slowdown?
Resource and construction industries are the primary growth drivers for the heavy machinery maker.
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The company may seek to raise as much as $10 billion, The Wall Street Journal says, with a market cap of $75 billion to $100 billion. That would make the company more valuable than Amazon.com.
The stock is extremely volatile. And while that's not unexpected, it is a reason to sell into the current rally.
The big machinery maker digs in for the long haul despite sluggish U.S. economic growth.
The 2011 flop was overdone, so buy CAT for the New Year.
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The company has made at least 4 acquisitions in the space, and few people have paid any attention.
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