NYSE:CAT - Caterpillar Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $125.98 -3.98 (-3.06 %) (As of 11/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$129.96Today's Range$125.60 - $129.4952-Week Range$112.06 - $173.24Volume5.38 million shsAverage Volume5.48 million shsMarket Capitalization$76.69 billionP/E Ratio18.31Dividend Yield2.66%Beta1.58 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives for construction, resource, and energy and transportation industries. Its Construction Industries segment offers asphalt pavers, backhoe loaders, compactors, cold planers, compact truck and multi-terrain loaders, forestry excavators, feller bunchers, harvesters, knuckleboom loaders, motorgraders, pipelayers, road reclaimers, site prep tractors, skidders, skid steer loaders, telehandlers, track-type loaders, wheel excavators, and track-type tractors. The company's Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels, draglines, track and rotary drills, hard rock vehicles, large track-type vehicles, large mining trucks, longwall miners, large wheel loaders, off-highway trucks, articulated trucks, wheel tractor scrapers, wheel dozers, landfill compactors, soil compactors, machinery components, electronics and control systems, select work tools, and hard rock continuous mining systems. Its Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engine powered generator sets; reciprocating engines; integrated systems used in the electric power generation industry; turbines, centrifugal gas compressors, and related services; integrated systems and solutions for the marine and oil and gas industries; remanufactured reciprocating engines and components; and diesel-electric locomotives and components, and other rail-related products and services. Its All Other operating segments manufactures filters and fluids, undercarriage, tires, rims, ground engaging tools, fluid transfer products, precision seals, and rubber sealing and connecting components; parts distribution; and digital investments services. The company was formerly known as Caterpillar Tractor Co. and changed its name to Caterpillar Inc. in 1986. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Construction machinery Sub-IndustryConstruction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks SectorIndustrial Products Current SymbolNYSE:CAT Previous Symbol CUSIP14912310 Webwww.caterpillar.com Phone224-551-4000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.60 Current Ratio1.48 Quick Ratio1.02 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.31 Forward P/E Ratio10.82 P/E Growth0.72 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$45.46 billion Price / Sales1.64 Cash Flow$11.4009 per share Price / Cash11.05 Book Value$23.14 per share Price / Book5.44 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.88 Net Income$754 million Net Margins7.13% Return on Equity44.13% Return on Assets8.46% Miscellaneous Employees98,400 Outstanding Shares590,110,000Market Cap$76.69 billion OptionableOptionable Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Frequently Asked Questions 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, October 10th. Investors of record on Monday, October 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.86 per share on Tuesday, November 20th. This represents a $3.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 19th. View Caterpillar's Dividend History. How were Caterpillar's earnings last quarter? Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The industrial products company reported $2.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.83 by $0.03. The industrial products company earned $13.51 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.28 billion. Caterpillar had a return on equity of 44.13% and a net margin of 7.13%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 18.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.95 EPS. View Caterpillar's Earnings History. When is Caterpillar's next earnings date? Caterpillar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Caterpillar. What guidance has Caterpillar issued on next quarter's earnings? Caterpillar updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $11-12 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $11.66. Caterpillar also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $11.00-12.00 EPS. What price target have analysts set for CAT? 28 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Caterpillar's stock. Their forecasts range from $105.00 to $200.00. On average, they anticipate Caterpillar's share price to reach $157.8095 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Caterpillar. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Caterpillar? 28 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Caterpillar in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 11 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Caterpillar. Has Caterpillar been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about CAT stock have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Caterpillar earned a news impact score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Caterpillar? Caterpillar saw a increase in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 13,480,710 shares, an increase of 97.9% from the October 15th total of 6,810,835 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 10,318,364 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.3 days. Approximately 2.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Caterpillar's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Caterpillar's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Caterpillar include Komatsu (KMTUY), CNH Industrial (CNHI), Lonking (LONKF), Douglas Dynamics (PLOW), Columbus McKinnon (CMCO), Astec Industries (ASTE), Manitowoc (MTW), Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) (GENC) and ASV (ASV). Who are Caterpillar's key executives? Caterpillar's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. D. James Umpleby III, CEO & Director (Age 60)Mr. Thomas A. Pellette, Group Pres of Construction Industries (Age 55)Mr. Bob De Lange, Group Pres of Services, Distribution & Digital (Age 48)Mr. Andrew R. J. Bonfield, Chief Financial Officer (Age 55)Ms. Jananne A. Copeland, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 55) Who are Caterpillar's major shareholders? Caterpillar's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.01%), Capital World Investors (2.77%), Primecap Management Co. CA (1.59%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.95%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.86%) and FMR LLC (0.72%). Company insiders that own Caterpillar stock include Bradley M Halverson, Daniel M Dickinson, David L Calhoun, Denise C Johnson, Jananne A Copeland, Joseph E Creed, Lange Bob De, Suzette M Long, Thomas A Pellette and William A Osborn. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Caterpillar. Which institutional investors are selling Caterpillar stock? CAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, AQR Capital Management LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, FMR LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P. and Highbridge Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Caterpillar company stock in the last year include Bradley M Halverson, Denise C Johnson, Jananne A Copeland, Joseph E Creed, Suzette M Long and Thomas A Pellette. View Insider Buying and Selling for Caterpillar. Which institutional investors are buying Caterpillar stock? CAT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, Ashler Capital LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Schroder Investment Management Group, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Toronto Dominion Bank and Aviva PLC. Company insiders that have bought Caterpillar stock in the last two years include David L Calhoun and Lange Bob De. View Insider Buying and Selling for Caterpillar. How do I buy shares of Caterpillar? Shares of CAT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Caterpillar's stock price today? One share of CAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $125.98. How big of a company is Caterpillar? Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $76.69 billion and generates $45.46 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $754 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.88 on an earnings per share basis. Caterpillar employs 98,400 workers across the globe. What is Caterpillar's official website? The official website for Caterpillar is http://www.caterpillar.com. How can I contact Caterpillar? Caterpillar's mailing address is 510 Lake Cook Road Suite 100, Deerfield IL, 60015. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 224-551-4000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Caterpillar (NYSE CAT)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 946 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,045 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,991MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Caterpillar and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CAT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CAT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is cost of equity?