Will Caterpillar’s Top Institutional Shareholders Sell on This Bad News?

Caterpillar Inc.’s (NYSE:CAT) Q2 report shows decreasing Chinese sales, after enjoying solid growth in North America. Caterpillar’s report stated that China’s construction market was weak, and the company was forced to cut output and reduce inventory, despite its expectations of a better second half of the year. It made the decision to set up a plant in Texas that makes hydraulic excavators, assisted by a $14.3-million government grant.

Will Caterpillar’s largest shareholders decrease their holdings? These firms reported owning a total of 644,828 shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $86.04 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Caterpillar Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

First Republic Investment Management Inc. held 211,714 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $18,215,873. This brought the portfolio total to 0.57%.

Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc held 70,140 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $6,034,846. This brought the portfolio total to 0.73%.

Cullinan Associates Inc held 42,504 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $3,657,044. This brought the portfolio total to 0.53%.

Chemung Canal Trust Co held 31,709 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,728,242. This brought the portfolio total to 0.63%.

Anderson Hoagland & Co held 31,268 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,690,299. This brought the portfolio total to 3.92%.

AKJ Asset Management LLC held 30,625 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,634,975. This brought the portfolio total to 2.01%.

Swarthmore Group Inc held 29,800 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,563,992. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32%.

Navellier & Associates Inc held 27,689 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,382,362. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07%.

Central Bank & Trust Co held 23,763 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,044,569. This brought the portfolio total to 1.14%.

Grabill Bank held 18,675 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,606,797. This brought the portfolio total to 1.83%.

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