Caterpillar was a 2015 Dividend Machine. In fact, I was so enamored with CAT's fundamentals that I profiled it twice in 2015. Cost basis for those buys are $79.94 on March 9, 2015 and $85.30 on June 29, 2015.
Clearly the 2015 portfolio has suffered and CAT is one of the reasons. However, I believe it will claw back to life. Headwinds such as the strong dollar and global contraction make predicting when that will occur a total guessing game.
In between waiting to get back to better revenue and EPS growth, I see opportunities to make income. For instance, look at this call that I sold today.