Caterpillar: What A Beast

Caterpillar (CAT) behaves like a gift that keeps on giving. The stock is up 55% YTD and only $2 under the average price target of $145. In this article, I’m going to review why Caterpillar is so strong and why selling, let along shorting, is way too early at this point.


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