I see no evidence of any Caterpillar insider trading of substance. It looks like a few officers and directors must have gotten some kind of long term incentive compensation amounting to a few hundred to fifteen hundred shares a piece and some disposed of it and some took the stock but there have been no large positions traded other than expiring 10 year option grants by any insiders on record. Those are "use 'em or loose 'em options so they must exercise as the expiration date draws near. Looks pretty tame to me. I think that if the insiders really thought a disaster was looming they'd be dumping stock like crazy. There appears to be no evidence of that.
Thanks rich, I have been watching the filed forms of who sells and I didn't see any insiders sell anything more than a few shares here or there either. Nice to have someone confirm it. I sold my 4 82.5 puts a week ago, and am thinking it will find a floor somewhere around the 83-84 region.