Caterpillar Company Profile (NYSE:CAT)

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: $98.10
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $95.35
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $89.68
  • 52-Week Range: $63.07 - $99.46
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.47
  • P/E Growth: 1.28
  • Market Cap: $57.59B
  • Outstanding Shares: 586,486,000
  • Beta: 1.26
  • Net Margins: -0.17%
  • Return on Equity: 13.44%
  • Return on Assets: 2.62%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.73%
  • Current Ratio: 1.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.89%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.35)
Consensus Price Target: $87.31 (11.09% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/18/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$111.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
2/7/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$100.00 -> $110.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$85.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$82.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$82.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$118.00View Rating Details
1/26/2017Standpoint ResearchDowngradeHold -> SellView Rating Details
1/25/2017Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/10/2017CLSAReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
12/20/2016OTR GlobalUpgradePositiveView Rating Details
12/5/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetNeutral$78.00 -> $89.00View Rating Details
12/2/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$102.00View Rating Details
10/26/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$80.00View Rating Details
10/11/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$76.00 -> $112.00View Rating Details
10/3/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingHold$92.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingSell$31.00View Rating Details
8/16/2016Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetHold$82.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$72.00View Rating Details
4/26/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$92.00View Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical GroupUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
4/10/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingSell$51.00View Rating Details
2/20/2016William BlairReiterated RatingHold$60.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$72.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details
11/23/2015Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetBuy$81.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
10/27/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated Rating$70.00View Rating Details
10/23/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeSell$72.00 -> $64.00View Rating Details
10/23/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetNeutral$81.00 -> $71.00View Rating Details
9/25/2015Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetBuy$92.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details
7/27/2015Tigress FinancialDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/26/2017Q416$0.66$0.83$9.87 billion$9.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$0.76$0.85$9.91 billion$9.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$0.96$1.09$10.06 billion$10.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2016Q116$0.68$0.67$9.59 billion$9.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.69$0.74$11.47 billion$11.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.78$0.75$11.16 billion$11.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$1.27$1.27$12.67 billion$12.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$1.35$1.86$12.48 billion$12.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/27/2015Q414$1.55$1.35$14.18 billion$14.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$1.36$1.72$13.19 billion$13.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$1.52$1.69$14.46 billion$14.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$1.24$1.61$13.14 billion$13.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/27/2014Q413$1.28$1.54$13.64 billion$13.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$1.71$1.45$14.49 billion$13.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$1.71$1.45$15.03 billion$14.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2013Q1 2013$1.46$1.31$13.80 billion$13.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2013Q4 2012$1.71$1.91$16.16 billion$16.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2012$2.24$2.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$2.30$2.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$2.15$2.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$1.77$2.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2011$1.64$1.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2011$1.78$1.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2011$1.31$1.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$1.27$1.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.07 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.37 EPS
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 20163$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q1 20173$0.55$0.65$0.60
Q2 20172$0.80$0.92$0.86
Q3 20173$0.70$0.80$0.75
Q4 20173$0.78$0.83$0.80
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Annual Dividend:$3.08
Dividend Yield:3.14%
Dividend Growth:21.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-2,369.23% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
100.33% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
70.48% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 70.97%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/14/2017Daniel M. DickinsonDirectorSell3,884$97.90$380,243.60View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016Daniel M DickinsonDirectorSell950$93.52$88,844.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Dennis A MuilenburgDirectorBuy1,930$82.75$159,707.50View SEC Filing  
7/28/2016Bradley M HalversonInsiderSell2,841$82.73$235,035.93View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Bradley M HalversonCFOSell574$72.58$41,660.92View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Dennis A MuilenburgDirectorBuy1,128$71.01$80,099.28View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Bradley M HalversonCFOSell878$76.85$67,474.30View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016David L CalhounDirectorBuy25,000$77.44$1,936,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2016Denise C JohnsonInsiderBuy3,500$62.20$217,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014Edward J RappInsiderSell15,000$101.01$1,515,150.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014James B BudaEVPSell70,828$105.23$7,453,230.44View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014Edward RappInsiderSell15,000$103.99$1,559,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Donald Umpleby IIIInsiderSell5,881$105.43$620,033.83View SEC Filing  
4/30/2014Jananne CopelandCAOSell9,110$105.40$960,194.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Bradley HalversonCFOSell19,638$104.61$2,054,331.18View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014James BudaEVPSell33,548$105.00$3,522,540.00View SEC Filing  
1/31/2014James BudaEVPSell9,580$94.16$902,052.80View SEC Filing  
11/1/2012Richard P LavinInsiderSell28,590$86.37$2,469,318.30View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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What is Caterpillar's stock symbol?

Caterpillar trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CAT."

How often does Caterpillar pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Caterpillar?

Caterpillar declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.77 per share on Saturday, February 18th. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 18th.

Where is Caterpillar's stock going? Where will Caterpillar's stock price be in 2017?

23 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Caterpillar's stock. Their predictions range from $31.00 to $118.00. On average, they expect Caterpillar's stock price to reach $87.31 in the next twelve months.

When will Caterpillar announce their earnings?

Caterpillar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April, 25th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Caterpillar stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Caterpillar stock:

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Cost cuts continue to benefit margins despite ongoing market weakness. 4Q16 earnings, ex. adjustments, were better than expected on favorable decremental margins in Construction and E&T versus modeled expectations. With FX remaining a headwind CAT lowered the mid-point of the 2017 revenue guide to $37.5bln (prior: ~$38bln) resulting in EPS of $2.90 (Consensus: $3.06). Shares continue to trade above 30x earnings, a premium to prior cycles." (1/27/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Caterpillar global retail sales for the three-month period ending Nov 2016 plunged 17%. The company’s sales growth has been in the red for an unprecedented stretch of 48 consecutive months. So far this year, Caterpillar’s monthly sales have posted an average decline of 15% as its continues to bear the brunt of low-end user demand across its markets due to the global economic weakness. The fourth quarter will be hurt by lower backlog, competitive pricing pressure and lower dealer inventories. Caterpillar cut its 2016 outlook and expects earnings per share of $3.25 on the back of revenues of $39 billion. The company stated that revenues in 2017 will be at par with 2016. In the past six months, the Caterpillar stock has underperformed the Zacks Categorized Machinery – Construction/Mining industry. Its estimates have also moved south lately." (12/22/2016)

Who owns Caterpillar stock?

Caterpillar's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (9.15%), BlackRock, Inc (6.00%), FMR LLC (2.69%), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust (1.92%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.34%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.57%). Company insiders that own Caterpillar stock include Bradley M Halverson, Daniel M Dickinson, David L Calhoun, Denise C Johnson and Dennis A Muilenburg.

Who sold Caterpillar stock? Who is selling Caterpillar stock?

Caterpillar's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Franklin Resources Inc., O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Capital Guardian Trust Co., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and FIL Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Caterpillar stock in the last year include Bradley M Halverson and Daniel M Dickinson.

Who bought Caterpillar stock? Who is buying Caterpillar stock?

Caterpillar's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC, AMF Pensionsforsakring AB, Impala Asset Management LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC and Fore Research & Management LP. Company insiders that have bought Caterpillar stock in the last two years include David L Calhoun, Denise C Johnson and Dennis A Muilenburg.

How do I buy Caterpillar stock?

Shares of Caterpillar can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Caterpillar stock cost?

One share of Caterpillar stock can currently be purchased for approximately $98.20.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Chart for Thursday, February, 23, 2017

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

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Earnings by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by Staff