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Sep
1
John Murphy
Can Hormel Foods Keep Rising?
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Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL), the maker of Spam and other processed meat products, is up for the last week, month, quarter, six months, and year of market action (chat below).  It is now trading at an all time high, up more than 13.6 percent for 2014.  Long term investors should follow Hormel Foods for three […]

Jul
29
Tim Lambert
Again: Buy Caterpillar!
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Many previous articles on this site have detailed the appeal of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s largest equipment company. Due to disappointing earnings, “The Big Cat” is down for the last week and month of market action (chart below). Long term investors should look upon this as an opportunity to develop a position at a […]

Jul
11
John Murphy
Deere & Co. Continues Plowing Ahead
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Previous articles on this site have been bullish on equipment makers such as Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), and Joy Global (NYSE: JOY). Deere continues to be appealing to growth, value, and income investors. The global economy pulling out  of The Great Recession has been good to Caterpillar, Joy Global, and Deere. […]

Jul
8
Tim Lambert
3 Reasons to Write Put Options on Caterpillar
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Many articles on this site have focused on the attributes of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s largest heavy equipment maker, for growth, value, and income investors. There is much for those who seek to write covered put option writers to like about “The Big Cat.” Writing covered put options allows for the owner of a […]

Jul
1
Tim Lambert
Joy Machinery has the Appeal of Catepillar
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Many previous articles on this site have touted Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT) due to its appeal to growth, value, and income investors.  The same is true for Joy Global (NYSE: JOY).  Like Caterpillar, Joy Global is in the heavy equipment industry. Like Caterpillar, it has done very well in recent market action (chart below). Due […]

Jun
9
Ida Hansen
Joy Machinery Upgrade is Bullish for Caterpillar and Coal
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Merrill Lynch, a unit of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), recently upgraded Joy Machinery (NYSE: JOY), which sent the stock price soaring.  That is also bullish for Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) and securities in the coal sector such as Market Vector Coal (NYSE: KOL), the exchange traded fund, and Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), as Joy Machinery […]

May
28
Tim Lambert
Like Caterpillar, Wall-Mart is a Blue Chip that Rewards Long Term Investors
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  There is much to be written for investing in industry leaders such as Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), and Home Depot (NYSE: HD).  Recent articles have pointed out how well investors have done who have bought Caterpillar on the dips.  The same should take place with Home Depot.  It has certainly rewarded investors […]

May
27
Ida Hansen
The Big Cat Keeps Moving in Top Gear!
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  Many previous articles on this site have been bullish about Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s largest heavy equipment make. There are many reasons for growth, value, and income investors to be positive about Caterpillar.  Those who have bought have been rewarded.  For 2014, Caterpillar is up about 16 percent (chart below).  For that same […]

May
7
John Murphy
Are High Beta, High Yield Blue Chips the Best Way to Profit for the Long Term?
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  While there is much to be said for stability in the share price of a stock, there is no reason for a long term investor not to put volatility on their side.  There are many excellent stocks such as BHP Billiton (NYSE: BP), BP PLC (NYSE: BP), and Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), that move up […]

May
5
Ida Hansen
Caterpillar keeps Plowing Ahead
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  Many previous articles on this site have extolled the appeal of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) for growth, value, and income investors.  For those buying shares of The Big Cat, there have been rewards.  Caterpillar is now over $105, pretty much its year high.  The stock is up for the last week, month, quarter, six months, […]