July 17, 2002 |
Caterpillar Inc. said second-quarter net income fell 26%, far below estimates, and lowered its estimate for full-year profit because of declining spending on bulldozers and backhoes. Shares of the No. 1 maker of earthmoving equipment fell 4.9% after the company said net income fell to $200 million, or 58 cents a share, from $271 million, or 78 cents, in the year-earlier quarter. Sales fell 3.6% to $5.