Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 3.3%
Dividend Yield: 2.03%
LACFY/10-Year Treasury Yield: 1.59Return on Invested Capital: 13% Caterpillar (CAT - Get Report), like McDonald's, is a tough stock to recommend at current prices. When the financial crisis came to a boil in 2009, Caterpillar's net income and stock price both fell precipitously. But for those bold investors who bought in March 2009, you're sitting on approximately a 300% gain. If you believe that a worldwide economic recovery is under way, Caterpillar may continue to be a great investment. But if you believe that the world is teetering on the brink of another crisis, then this high-beta stock looks a little scary. Invest wisely.
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