Caterpillar Company Profile (NYSE:CAT)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Rating(s), 15 Hold Rating(s), 7 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.16)
Consensus Price Target: $70.27 (15.09% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/28/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$67.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/28/2016Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetHold$69.00 -> $72.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/27/2016RBC Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$70.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/27/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$75.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/27/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$70.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/13/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$87.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/23/2016Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/27/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingNeutral$81.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/26/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$92.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/25/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeSell -> Neutral$62.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/15/2016Vertical GroupUpgradeBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/15/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/14/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/10/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingSell$51.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/24/2016OTR GlobalUpgradeMixed -> PositiveView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/22/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$60.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/18/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$60.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/20/2016William BlairReiterated RatingHold$60.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/29/2016Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$72.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/16/2015Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$80.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/23/2015Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetBuy$81.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/27/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.Reiterated Rating$70.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/23/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeSell$72.00 -> $64.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/23/2015SusquehannaLower Price TargetNeutral$81.00 -> $71.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/25/2015Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetBuy$92.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/27/2015Tigress FinancialDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/26/2015Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/28/2015Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeNeutral -> UnderweightView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/5/2015Evercore ISIDowngradeBuy -> Hold$112.00 -> $84.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/30/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
10/25/2016        
7/26/2016Q216$0.96$1.09$10.06 billion$10.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/22/2016Q116$0.68$0.67$9.59 billion$9.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/28/2016Q415$0.69$0.74$11.47 billion$11.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/22/2015Q315$0.78$0.75$11.16 billion$11.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2015Q215$1.27$1.27$12.67 billion$12.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2015Q115$1.35$1.86$12.48 billion$12.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/27/2015Q414$1.55$1.35$14.18 billion$14.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/23/2014Q314$1.36$1.72$13.19 billion$13.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2014Q214$1.52$1.69$14.46 billion$14.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/24/2014Q114$1.24$1.61$13.14 billion$13.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/27/2014Q413$1.28$1.54$13.64 billion$13.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/23/2013Q313$1.71$1.45$14.49 billion$13.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2013Q2 2013$1.71$1.45$15.03 billion$14.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/22/2013Q1 2013$1.46$1.31$13.80 billion$13.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/28/2013Q4 2012$1.71$1.91$16.16 billion$16.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/22/2012$2.24$2.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/25/2012$2.30$2.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/25/2012$2.15$2.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/26/2012$1.77$2.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/24/2011$1.64$1.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/22/2011$1.78$1.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/29/2011$1.31$1.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/27/2011$1.27$1.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.65$0.95$0.78
Q2 20163$0.95$1.23$1.11
Q3 20162$0.69$0.75$0.72
Q4 20162$0.99$1.09$1.04
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Annual Dividend:$3.08
Dividend Yield:3.72%
Payout Ratio:165.59% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
88.00% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
87.25% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:5.80% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
6/8/2016quarterly$0.773.99%7/18/20167/20/20168/20/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/13/2016quarterly$0.773.9%4/21/20164/25/20165/20/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/9/2015quarterly$0.774.64%1/15/20161/20/20162/20/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/14/2015quarterly$0.774.35%10/22/201510/26/201511/20/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
6/10/2015quarterly$0.773.49%7/16/20157/20/20158/20/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/8/2015quarterly$0.703.47%4/16/20154/20/20155/20/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/10/2014quarterly$0.703.02%1/15/20151/20/20152/20/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/8/2014quarterly$0.702.99%10/16/201410/20/201411/20/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
6/11/2014quarterly$0.702.63%7/17/20147/21/20148/20/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/9/2014quarterly$0.602.35%4/16/20144/21/20145/20/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/11/2013quarterly$0.602.8%1/16/20141/21/20142/20/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/9/2013quarterly$0.602.83%10/17/201310/21/201311/20/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
6/12/2013quarterly$0.602.82%7/18/20137/22/20138/20/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/10/2013quarterly$0.522.43%4/18/20134/22/20135/20/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/12/2012quarterly$0.522.35%12/20/201212/24/201212/31/2012Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
5/31/2016Bradley M HalversonCFOSell574$72.58$41,660.92View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/9/2016Dennis A MuilenburgDirectorBuy1,128$71.01$80,099.28View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/3/2016Bradley M HalversonCFOSell878$76.85$67,474.30View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/26/2016David L CalhounDirectorBuy25,000$77.44$1,936,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/12/2016Denise C JohnsonInsiderBuy3,500$62.20$217,700.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/5/2014Edward J RappInsiderSell15,000$101.01$1,515,150.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
7/30/2014James B BudaEVPSell70,828$105.23$7,453,230.44View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/6/2014Edward RappInsiderSell15,000$103.99$1,559,850.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/1/2014Donald Umpleby IIIInsiderSell5,881$105.43$620,033.83View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/30/2014Jananne CopelandCAOSell9,110$105.40$960,194.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/29/2014Bradley HalversonCFOSell19,638$104.61$2,054,331.18View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/29/2014James BudaEVPSell33,548$105.00$3,522,540.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
1/31/2014James BudaEVPSell9,580$94.16$902,052.80View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/1/2012Richard P LavinInsiderSell28,590$86.37$2,469,318.30View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateHeadline
07/29/16 08:31 PMCompany seeks lower jobs requirement to avoid 'clawback' of incentives
07/29/16 03:05 PMA Look At Analyst Ratings Summary: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) - Review Fortune
07/29/16 03:05 PMCaterpillar: Still In Trouble - Seeking Alpha
07/29/16 03:05 PMCompany seeks lower jobs goal to avoid 'clawback' of incentives - Triad Business Journal
07/29/16 02:00 PMCompany seeks lower jobs goal to avoid 'clawback' of incentives -
07/29/16 04:44 AMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 1.4% Down on the Day for July 28 - Equities.com
07/29/16 04:44 AMStock to Track: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - News Oracle
07/29/16 03:19 AMMind the gap between oil prices and commodity-sector bonds -
07/28/16 04:07 PMNoteworthy Thursday Option Activity: SRPT, CAT, CXW
07/28/16 11:51 AMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Climbed To A New High On Strong Q2 Earnings
07/28/16 11:51 AMCaterpillar wants jobs deal redo, avoid returning tax breaks
07/28/16 11:51 AMCaterpillar asks for relief on jobs requirement
07/28/16 11:51 AMCaterpillar, Inc. Common Stock (CAT) – Jefferies Holds Rating And Sets New Price Target
07/28/16 11:51 AMThe State Of The Economy: Check Out Caterpillar, Inc.
07/28/16 11:38 AMCaterpillar Inc.’s Dividend Looks Safe…For Now (CAT) - <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://investorplace.com">InvestorPlace</a><a rel="nofollow" href="http://investorplace.com">InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips</a></p> <p>As one of the Dividend Aristocrats, Caterpillar Inc is a solid dividend machine. Here's why CAT should remain in your income portfolio </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://investorplace.com/2016/07/caterpillars-dividend-still-safe/">Caterpillar Inc.’s Dividend Looks Safe…For Now (CAT)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://investorplace.com">InvestorPlace</a>.</p>
07/27/16 08:50 PMCaterpillar Inc. 11.8% Potential Decrease Now Implied by RBC Capital Mkts - DirectorsTalk Interviews
07/27/16 04:16 PMCaterpillar CEO Comes Under Fire Amid Reductions, Tough Industrial Markets - Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) shares are up more than 5 percent this week after the company slashed its full-year guidance and announced yet another round of job cuts. Caterpillar is now expecting to earn $3.55 per share in 2016 compared to previous guidance of $3.70. Doug Kass, president of Seabreeze Partners Management, tweeted this week that he’s had enough of Caterpillar CEO Douglas Oberhelman. Caterpillar has said that it plans to shut down or consolidate 20 ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
07/27/16 03:08 PMCaterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) to Report Quarterly Earnings: What's in the Cards? - Post Registrar
07/27/16 03:08 PMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 5.16% Up on the Day for July 26 - Equities.com
07/27/16 03:08 PMInvestor Catching Stock: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - News Oracle
07/27/16 03:08 PMCaterpillar Inc. Bottom Line Retreats 31% In Q2 - Nasdaq
07/27/16 03:08 PMNoticeable Analyst's ideas: Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) , Emerson Electric Company (NYSE:EMR) - Street Updates
07/27/16 03:08 PMCaterpillar Inc. expects more layoffs after disappointing second quarter - Peoria Journal Star
07/27/16 03:03 PMCentral Azucarera de Tarlac, Inc. : Undervalued relative to peers, but don’t ignore the other factors -
07/27/16 03:01 PMApple Pulls DJIA Higher on Wednesday -
07/27/16 11:37 AMCaterpillar Inc. says more job cuts are coming this year
07/27/16 11:37 AMCaterpillar Q2 2016 Sales and Revenues Decline 16% to $10.3 billion
07/27/16 10:56 AMJim Cramer Explains How Caterpillar May Turn Out to be a 'Buy' -
07/27/16 09:34 AMCaterpillar Inc.: CAT Stock Is Definitely Out of the Bag - <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://investorplace.com">InvestorPlace</a><a rel="nofollow" href="http://investorplace.com">InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips</a></p> <p>Complacency, rich valuations, correlation breakdown and tempered growth set up for a long play in CAT stock. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://investorplace.com/2016/07/caterpillar-cat-stock-definitely-bag/">Caterpillar Inc.: CAT Stock Is Definitely Out of the Bag</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://investorplace.com">InvestorPlace</a>.</p>
07/26/16 09:02 PMCaterpillar results up but 2016 profit outlook cut
07/26/16 09:02 PMCaterpillar Inc. 2016 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
07/26/16 09:02 PMCaterpillar Inc. expects more layoffs after disappointing second quarter
07/26/16 06:58 PM[$$] Caterpillar Cuts Guidance, Announces More Job Cuts -
07/26/16 06:22 PMCaterpillar Rallies Despite Global Sales Slump -
07/26/16 02:55 PMCaterpillar Inc. Files Form 8-K
07/26/16 02:55 PMCaterpillar Profit Tops Estimate as Cuts Mute Slump; Shares Rise
07/26/16 02:55 PMCaterpillar (CAT) Tops Q2 Earnings, Stock Down on Soft View
07/26/16 02:36 PMCaterpillar shares up on earnings beat; cuts 2016 outlook -
07/26/16 08:15 AMCaterpillar Inc. Bottom Line Retreats 31% In Q2
07/26/16 08:15 AMCaterpillar Sales Expectations Wane as Brexit Clouds Outlook
07/26/16 08:15 AMCaterpillar's (CAT) Q2 Earnings, Revenues Beat
07/26/16 08:15 AMCaterpillar beats Street 2Q forecasts
07/26/16 08:15 AMCaterpillar posts lower second-quarter earnings, lowers 2016 outlook
07/26/16 08:15 AMCaterpillar Slashes Guidance, Announces More Job Cuts
07/26/16 08:15 AMWhy Caterpillar Earnings Won’t Excite Investors
07/26/16 08:12 AM[$$] Caterpillar Slashes Guidance, Announces More Job Cuts -
07/26/16 08:05 AMHere’s your second chance to buy into oil’s recovery - [at MarketWatch] - Oil prices are set to stay under pressure Tuesday. But the time to pick up cheap oil may be nigh.
07/26/16 07:59 AMA Peek Into The Markets: U.S. Stock Futures Flat Ahead Of Earnings -   Pre-open movers U.S. stock futures traded mostly flat in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD). The Federal Open Market Committee will begin two-day policy meeting today. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for May is schedule for release at 9:00 a.m. ET, while the Markit Services PMI for July will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET. Data on new home sales for June, the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index for July and the Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index for July will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4 points to 18,424.00, while the Standard & Poor’s ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
07/26/16 07:59 AMCaterpillar's Q2 Results Top Off A Great July For The Stock - Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced a 29 percent drop in earnings for the second quarter, hurt by a 16 percent fall in the top line. Its adjusted earnings also dipped 22 percent. However, its adjusted earnings and revenue were more than the Street estimations. The company also provided an upbeat adjusted profit forecast for the current year. Caterpillar reported $0.93 a share for the second quarter, down from $1.31 a share in the prior year quarter. Excluding special items, its earnings would have been ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
07/26/16 07:50 AMCaterpillar drives past estimates, brings in stronger earnings than expected -

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About Caterpillar

Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Company operates through its three product segments: Resource Industries, Construction Industries, and Energy & Transportation. It also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. Its Construction Industries segment provides machinery for infrastructure and building construction applications. Its Resource Industries segment offers machinery for mine and quarry applications. Its Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engines, generator sets, gas turbines and turbine-related services, diesel-electric locomotives and other rail-related products and services. Its Financial Products segment conducts its business through Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial). Cat Financial provides retail and wholesale financing alternatives for Caterpillar products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Farm & Construction Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: Construction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CAT
  • CUSIP: 14912310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $82.76
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $77.50
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $72.53
  • P/E Ratio: 55.17
  • P/E Growth: 2.29
  • Market Cap: $48.34B
  • Beta: 1.6
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.5 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.53 EPS
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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Chart for Saturday, July, 30, 2016