How These Farm & Construction Machinery Stocks are Faring? -- Caterpillar, Terex, AGCO, and Titan

NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Four Farm and Construction Machinery equities have been lined up by today, and they are Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Terex Corp. (NYSE: TEX), AGCO Corp. (NYSE: AGCO), and Titan International Inc. (NYSE: TWI). These companies are engaged in the manufacture of vehicles and machinery for construction and agricultural operations. These include heavy trucks, road paving and earth-moving machinery, tractors, bulldozers, cranes, planting, and harvesting machinery. Register now and get full and free access to our downloadable research reports on these stocks at:


On Thursday, shares in Peoria, Illinois headquartered Caterpillar Inc. recorded a trading volume of 3.72 million shares. The stock ended at $92.85, declining 0.55% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have gained 0.95% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 7.82%. Furthermore, shares of Caterpillar, which 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, oil and gas, power generation, marine, rail, and industrial markets, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 44.85.

On March 16th, 2017, Caterpillar announced it has retained former US Attorney General William P. Barr as outside counsel. Jim Umpleby, who became Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar on January 01st, 2017, has tasked Mr. Barr, currently of counsel to the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, with reviewing matters relating to the search warrants executed at Caterpillar facilities on March 02nd, 2017, and assisting the Company in appropriately addressing those matters.

Yesterday, research firm Tigress Financial upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Underperform' to 'Neutral'. Access our complete research report on CAT for free at:


Westport, Connecticut-based Terex Corp.'s stock finished yesterday's session 2.32% lower at $30.37 with a total trading volume of 1.10 million shares. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 15.00%. Shares of the Company, which manufactures and sells lifting and material processing products worldwide, have an RSI of 45.03.

On February 22nd, 2017, Terex announced that its Board of Directors authorized a new share repurchase program of up to $350 million to commence upon completion of the Company's current $200 million program, which has approximately $70 million remaining. The Company stated that the timing of the share repurchase program will be based on available liquidity, cash flows, and general market conditions.

On February 27th, 2017, research firm Deutsche Bank upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Hold' to 'Buy' while revising its previous target price from $36 a share to $37 a share. The complimentary research report on TEX can be downloaded at:

AGCO Corp.

At the close of trading on Thursday, shares in Duluth, Georgia headquartered AGCO Corp. saw a slight drop of 0.02%, ending the day at $60.68. The stock recorded a trading volume of 332,798 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.67% in the previous three months and 5.10% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 13.23% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of AGCO, which manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide, have an RSI of 47.21.

On March 13th, 2017, AGCO announced that it has reached agreement in principle to acquire the forage division of Lely Group. Lely's forage division is a leading manufacturer of balers and loader wagons in Europe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q4 2017. Furthermore, the process for employee consultation will now be started. Register for free on and get access to the latest PDF format report on AGCO at:


Quincy, Illinois-based Titan International Inc.'s shares ended the day 2.16% higher at $10.88. A total volume of 1.09 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 486,250 shares. The stock is trading 9.79% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Titan International, which together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells wheels, tires, wheel and tire assemblies, and undercarriage systems and components for off-highway vehicles in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 33.73.

On March 15th, 2017, Titan announced that net sales for Q4 2016 were $307.3 million compared to $307.8 million for Q4 2015. The Company's gross profit for Q4 2016 was $32.5 million, or 10.6% of net sales, compared to $17.8 million for Q4 2015, or 5.8% of net sales. Titan's Basic and fully-diluted earnings per share for Q4 2016 were $(0.26), compared to basic and fully-diluted earnings per share of $(1.07) for Q4 2015. Download your free research report on TWI at:


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