Will These Results Hurt Caterpillar’s Top Institutional Shareholders?

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT): The construction equipment giant made a valiant effort in the first quarter, but fell up short in its earnings and revenue. Earnings of $1.31 missed estimates by $0.07; revenue of $13.2 billion fell $600 million shy of projections, and also represents a 17 percent decrease year-over-year. The firm also adjusted its outlook, from $60-$68 billion to $57-$61 billion, and announced that it would be resuming its stock repurchases.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Caterpillar Inc. in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 91.623 million shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $86.41 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Caterpillar Inc. at the end of March 31st, 2013.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 33,563,714 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,919,036,248. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 17,283,613 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,503,155,844. This brought the portfolio total to 0.31%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 10,053,520 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $874,354,647. This brought the portfolio total to 0.28%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 5,796,407 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $504,113,524. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

Blackrock Group Ltd held 4,339,822 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $377,434,325. This brought the portfolio total to 0.28%.

Blackrock Advisors LLC held 3,042,519 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $264,607,881. This brought the portfolio total to 0.27%.

Blackrock Investment Management LLC held 2,010,320 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $174,837,533. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3%.

Alliancebernstein L.P. held 1,769,497 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $153,893,156. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

Blackrock Inc. held 1,510,212 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $131,343,139. This brought the portfolio total to 0.25%.

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC held 889,146 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $77,329,029. This brought the portfolio total to 0.25%.

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