Caterpillar Company Profile (NYSE:CAT)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Sell Rating(s), 13 Hold Rating(s), 7 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.13)
Consensus Price Target: $69.65 (12.26% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/13/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$87.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/21/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$69.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/31/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutral$75.00View 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
4/25/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSell -> Sector Perform$68.00 -> $70.00View 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
9/16/2014Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight$100.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/25/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
7/26/2016Q216$0.97$10.06 billionListenView 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 20163$0.74$0.95$0.86
Q4 20163$0.54$0.98$0.81
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Annual Dividend:$3.08
Dividend Yield:3.88%
Payout Ratio:147.37% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
87.50% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
87.50% (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
07/24/16 07:43 AMPerformance watch list: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - News Oracle
07/23/16 03:00 PMCaterpillar: Dividend Going Nowhere But Up - Seeking Alpha
07/23/16 03:00 PMStock Performance Rundown on Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - Engelwood Daily
07/23/16 07:22 AMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 0.79% Down on the Day for July 22 - Equities.com
07/22/16 08:08 PMBTIG Downgrades Facebook; Old Tech Cools Off: Best of Kass -
07/22/16 05:38 PMAndroid Circuit: New Galaxy Note 7 Design Leaks, Android's Emoji Easter Egg, Apple Ambushes Samsung -
07/22/16 03:07 PMStocks to Track: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) - NYSE Journal (press release)
07/22/16 01:23 PMHow Will Caterpillar (CAT) Stock React to Q2 Results? -
07/22/16 12:08 PMWhy the Drop in Commodity Prices Won’t Pay off for Long for Caterpillar -
07/22/16 12:08 PMNo Sign of EPS Improvement in Sight for Caterpillar -
07/22/16 11:12 AMAttention Grasping Stock With Upward Momentum: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - TGP
07/22/16 11:12 AMToday's Top Gainers in the Market Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) from Industrial Goods - The Daily Leicester
07/22/16 11:12 AMWhy Making Dramatic Moves: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM), FBL Financial Group ... - KC Register
07/22/16 11:12 AMAnalyst Ratings On Watch List: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) - Review Fortune
07/22/16 11:12 AMAnalyst Recommended Stock: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - News Oracle
07/22/16 11:12 AMAnalysts Ranking Previews: Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) , NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE:NCS) - Street Updates
07/22/16 11:12 AMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 0.4% Up on the Day for July 21 - Equities.com
07/22/16 11:12 AMCaterpillar Inc. Q2 Earnings: 3 Key Updates You Can't Miss - Madison.com
07/22/16 10:26 AMAllegion (ALLE) Q2 Earnings: Will it Surpass Estimates? -
07/22/16 08:33 AMCaterpillar Inc. Q2 Earnings: 3 Key Updates You Can’t Miss - Multiple challenges could affect Caterpillar's second-quarter earnings and outlook.
07/21/16 08:38 PMWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Caterpillar (CAT)
07/21/16 08:38 PMJoy Global to be acquired by Japan-based firm for nearly $2.9 billion
07/21/16 08:37 PMCaterpillar drawn to location like moth to flame
07/21/16 08:37 PMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 0.4% Up on the Day for July 21
07/21/16 08:37 PMKomatsu to Buy Joy Global for $2.9 Billion
07/21/16 06:43 PMJapan’s Komatsu strikes $2.9 billion deal for Joy Global -
07/21/16 03:09 PMCaterpillar : Glass art, whiskey and coffee among local products featured in "Illinois Made" promotions
07/21/16 03:09 PMKomatsu signals mining optimism in $2.9 billion Joy takeover
07/21/16 03:09 PMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 0.06% Down on the Day for July 20
07/21/16 03:09 PMNotable Thursday Option Activity: CAT, GOOGL, SWKS
07/21/16 01:51 PMJoy Global: Some Investors are Taking a Bath on the Buyout -
07/21/16 01:36 PMStocks Gear Down, But Caterpillar Flirts With Breakout -
07/21/16 01:25 PMCaterpillar Awakens to New Global Peer in Komatsu-Joy Tie-Up -
07/21/16 01:22 PMBusiness events scheduled for the coming week -
07/21/16 07:28 AMStock's Trend Analysis Report: Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:CERU), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - NYSE Journal (press release)
07/21/16 07:28 AMAnalysts Spotlight: Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) , Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) - Street Updates
07/21/16 05:05 AMCaterpillar Needs Global Economic Recovery to Succeed -
07/20/16 10:21 PMIs Caterpillar Inc.(NYSE: CAT), a large market cap stock a smart buy? - The Daily Leicester
07/20/16 10:21 PMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 0.06% Down on the Day for July 20 - Equities.com
07/20/16 12:38 PMEarnings Preview: Caterpillar Q2 2016 (CAT) -
07/20/16 07:48 AMCaterpillar (CAT) Q2 Earnings: A Surprise in the Cards? -
07/19/16 08:27 PMNew phone redefines Caterpillar abroad - Burlington Hawk Eye
07/19/16 08:27 PMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 0.1% Down on the Day for July 19 - Equities.com
07/19/16 03:08 PMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 0.14% Down on the Day for July 18
07/19/16 03:08 PMInteresting January 2017 Stock Options for CAT
07/19/16 09:17 AMCaterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Went Down -1.09%: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC ... - KC Register
07/19/16 09:17 AMTwo Movers within Analysts Observation: Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) , Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) - Street Updates
07/19/16 09:17 AMCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 0.14% Down on the Day for July 18 - Equities.com
07/19/16 08:58 AMBuy These 5 Breakout Stocks Now for Big Gains -
07/18/16 03:14 PMEPS Growth Monitor for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - TGP

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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: $80.01
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $76.71
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $71.89
  • P/E Ratio: 41.76
  • P/E Growth: -19.26
  • Market Cap: $46.35B
  • Beta: 1.6
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.52 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.52 EPS
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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Chart for Monday, July, 25, 2016