Monday, April 22, 2013

Investopedia: Is Caterpillar Facing A New Normal In Mining?

For those investors who believed a year ago that Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) had somehow outgrown its cyclicality, the past twelve months have been a painful reminder that it's never “different this time”. The real question now, though, is what the new normal will look like. Although there's good reason to believe that Caterpillar's power and construction businesses can do better, the longer-term outlook for mining isn't as robust anymore. There is certainly the risk that estimates head even lower, but Caterpillar shares are starting to look a little interesting in terms of value.

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