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: $82.74
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $81.41
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $75.37
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 55.16
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.27
  • P/E Growth: 2.32
  • Market Cap: $48.34B
  • Outstanding Shares: 584,231,000
  • Beta: 1.62
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 16 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.15)
Consensus Price Target: $70.80 (14.53% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/23/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingMarket Perform$78.50View Rating Details
8/16/2016Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetHold$82.00View Rating Details
8/12/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$72.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$72.00View Rating Details
7/28/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$67.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016RBC Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$70.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$70.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details
7/13/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$87.00View Rating Details
5/23/2016Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
4/27/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingNeutral$81.00View Rating Details
4/26/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$92.00View Rating Details
4/25/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeSell -> Neutral$62.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical GroupUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
4/14/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/10/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingSell$51.00View Rating Details
3/24/2016OTR GlobalUpgradeMixed -> PositiveView Rating Details
3/18/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$60.00View Rating Details
2/20/2016William BlairReiterated RatingHold$60.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$72.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details
12/16/2015Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$80.00 -> $60.00View 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
10/23/2015SusquehannaLower 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
5/26/2015Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/28/2015Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeNeutral -> UnderweightView Rating Details
1/5/2015Evercore ISIDowngradeBuy -> Hold$112.00 -> $84.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/25/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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: $3.52 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.56 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 20162$0.99$1.09$1.04
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


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)
87.50% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
86.52% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:5.80% (3 Year Average)

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)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateHeadline logoArctic Cat recalls side-by-sides with runaway throttles (NYSE:CAT) - August 25 at 4:07 PM logoCaterpillar Becomes #1 Most Shorted Dow Stock, Replacing Boeing (NYSE:CAT) - August 25 at 4:07 PM
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News IconCaterpillar to Explore Alternatives for Certain Mining Products (NYSE:CAT) - August 22 at 4:07 PM
News IconCaterpillar Officer Retires (NYSE:CAT) - August 22 at 4:07 PM logoShould Caterpillar Still Be the Best DJIA Stock of 2016? (NYSE:CAT) - August 22 at 4:07 PM
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News IconCat reacts to ongoing downturn, looks to divest room and pillar products (NYSE:CAT) - August 22 at 8:51 AM
News IconCaterpillar to explore strategic alternatives for certain mining products (NYSE:CAT) - August 22 at 8:51 AM
News IconCaterpillar plant restructuring may leave it with 40 percent of intended work force (NYSE:CAT) - August 22 at 8:51 AM logoIs Caterpillar's Dividend Safe? - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:CAT) - August 21 at 3:53 PM
News IconMajor Decatur Employer Makes Another Big Announcement (NYSE:CAT) - August 21 at 8:43 AM
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News IconCaterpillar moving some mine-truck work to Decatur, Illinois (NYSE:CAT) - August 20 at 4:08 PM logoIn Your 40s? 3 Stocks You Might Want to Buy (NYSE:CAT) - August 20 at 4:08 PM logoCaterpillar cutting jobs at former Bucyrus plants, considers sale of part of mining business (NYSE:CAT) - August 20 at 9:02 AM
News IconCaterpillar moving some mining manufacturing to Decatur (NYSE:CAT) - August 19 at 4:46 PM logoU.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.24% (NYSE:CAT) - August 19 at 4:46 PM
News IconCaterpillar shifts purpose of Winston-Salem plant (NYSE:CAT) - August 19 at 4:46 PM logoArctic Cat moves into new Minneapolis HQ (NYSE:CAT) - August 19 at 4:46 PM logoWalmart (WMT) and Caterpillar Exemplifying the 'Dogs of the Dow' Theory, CNBC Reports (NYSE:CAT) - August 19 at 4:46 PM logoAre Monthly Machine Retail Sales The Most Important Metric For Caterpillar Investors? (NYSE:CAT) - August 19 at 2:22 PM logoOnly Ten Dow Components With Recent Insider Buying, CAT is One of Them (NYSE:CAT) - August 19 at 12:30 PM
News IconCaterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) & Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Stocks in Focus - Money News (press release) (NYSE:CAT) - August 19 at 11:37 AM
News IconCaterpillar to cut more jobs as it discontinues some mining equipment, combine other divisions - Pekin Daily Times (NYSE:CAT) - August 19 at 11:37 AM
News IconCaterpillar Plans to Sell Underground-Mining Equipment Lines (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 8:45 PM
News IconUpdate on Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for the day (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 8:45 PM logo[$$] Caterpillar Plans to Sell Underground-Mining Equipment Lines (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 8:45 PM logoDecline In Caterpillar's Machine Sales Intensifies During July - Benzinga (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 3:21 PM logoContinue To Avoid Caterpillar - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 3:21 PM logoCaterpillar shares slump on machinery sales declines (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 3:21 PM logoCaterpillar Officer Retires; Company Creates Division Focused On Advancing Research, Product Development and Innovation Capabilities (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 3:21 PM logoDow Movers: CAT, WMT (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 12:29 PM logoCaterpillar's stock slumps after July retail sales data (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 12:29 PM logoForm 8-K CATERPILLAR INC For: Aug 18 (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 12:29 PM
News IconCaterpillar Inc. Files Form 8-K (NYSE:CAT) - August 18 at 12:29 PM


Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Chart for Thursday, August, 25, 2016

Last Updated on 8/25/2016 by Staff