$0.37 EPS Expected for Monster Beverage (MNST); Caterpillar (CAT) Has 1.1 Sentiment

February 2, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Analysts expect Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) to report $0.37 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 5.71% from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. MNST’s profit would be $208.67M giving it 45.02 P/E if the $0.37 EPS is correct. After having $0.40 EPS previously, Monster Beverage Corporation’s analysts see -7.50% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.91% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $66.63. About 1.46M shares traded. Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) has declined 3.63% since February 2, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.33% the S&P500.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives for heavy and general construction, rental, quarry, aggregate, mining, waste, material handling, gas and oil, power generation, marine, rail, and industrial markets. The company has market cap of $93.66 billion. The Company’s Construction Industries segment offers backhoe, compact, track-type, small and medium wheel, knuckleboom, and skid steer loaders; small and medium track-type, and site prep tractors; mini, wheel, forestry, small, medium, and large track excavators; and motorgraders, pipelayers, telehandlers, cold planers, asphalt pavers, compactors, road reclaimers, and wheel and track skidders and feller bunchers. It has a 124.94 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovel, landfill and soil compactor, dragline, large wheel loader, machinery component, track and rotary drill, electronics and control system, work tool, hard rock vehicle and continuous mining system, scoop and hauler, wheel tractor scraper, large track-type tractor, and wheel dozer products; longwall, highwall, and continuous miners; and mining, off-highway, and articulated trucks.

The stock decreased 2.96% or $4.81 during the last trading session, reaching $157.43. About 6.93 million shares traded or 58.38% up from the average. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has risen 47.53% since February 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 57% of Caterpillar’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Caterpillar, 4 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $85.0 while the high is $110.0. The stock’s average target of $95.50 is -39.34% below today’s ($157.43) share price. CAT was included in 7 notes of analysts from September 7, 2016. RBC Capital Markets maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) on Friday, January 27 with “Sector Perform” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, December 5 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, September 7. Barclays Capital upgraded Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating on Tuesday, February 7. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $110.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 11. On Thursday, January 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research to “Sell”.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $823,723 activity.

Lodge Hill Capital Llc holds 5.81% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. for 614,500 shares. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust owns 11.26 million shares or 5.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Stewart West Indies Trading Co. Ltd has 5.43% invested in the company for 498,700 shares. The Oregon-based Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc. has invested 5.22% in the stock. Impala Asset Management Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 933,420 shares.

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