NYSE:CAT - Caterpillar Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$137.23 -0.85 (-0.62 %)
(As of 07/17/2018 09:48 AM ET)
Previous Close$138.08
Today's Range$136.5304 - $137.70
52-Week Range$105.11 - $173.24
Volume144,841 shs
Average Volume4.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$84.16 billion
P/E Ratio19.95
Dividend Yield2.22%
Beta1.32
Caterpillar logoCaterpillar 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
SymbolNYSE:CAT
CUSIP14912310
Phone224-551-4000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.52
Current Ratio1.36
Quick Ratio0.96

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio19.95
Forward P/E Ratio12.77
P/E Growth0.99

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$45.46 billion
Price / Sales1.80
Cash Flow$11.4741 per share
Price / Cash11.96
Book Value$23.14 per share
Price / Book5.93

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.88
Net Income$754 million
Net Margins4.59%
Return on Equity34.38%
Return on Assets6.48%

Miscellaneous

Employees98,400
Outstanding Shares597,950,000
Market Cap$84,161.46

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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, June 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 20th will be given a dividend of $0.86 per share on Monday, August 20th. This represents a $3.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 19th. This is an increase from Caterpillar's previous quarterly dividend of $0.78. View Caterpillar's Dividend History.

How were Caterpillar's earnings last quarter?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 24th. The industrial products company reported $2.82 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.11 by $0.71. The industrial products company earned $12.86 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $11.99 billion. Caterpillar had a net margin of 4.59% and a return on equity of 34.38%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 30.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.28 earnings per share. View Caterpillar's Earnings History.

When is Caterpillar's next earnings date?

Caterpillar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 30th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Caterpillar.

What guidance has Caterpillar issued on next quarter's earnings?

Caterpillar issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, April, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $10.25-11.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $9.15.

What price target have analysts set for CAT?

25 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Caterpillar's stock. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $210.00. On average, they expect Caterpillar's stock price to reach $173.4762 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Caterpillar.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Caterpillar?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Caterpillar in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Caterpillar stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Caterpillar stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Backed by strong order rates, increasing backlog, positive economic indicators Caterpillar guides adjusted EPS at $10.25-$11.25 for 2018, the mid-point of which reflects year-over-year rise of 56%. The Construction segment will benefit from infrastructure development in China and continued improvement in North American residential, non-residential and infrastructure markets. Rising commodity prices will drive Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation’s revenues. Cost cutting efforts and additional investments in expanded offerings and services will drive growth. The stock outperformed the industry over the past year. Its estimates have gone up lately. However, Caterpillar's rise of 24% in global retail sales for the three months ended May 2018 marked a deceleration from the 28% rise witnessed in April and  average sales growth of 30% noted in the past four months of this year. Also material cost inflation remains a concern." (6/26/2018)
  • 2. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "hard to imagine a robust surge" in the near term. Nevertheless, the mining and energy sector as a whole has "passed the lows," and the company is well positioned to capitalize on its status as a leader in capital equipment and engines — when an upturn eventually arrives.Meanwhile, Caterpillar's cost-cutting initiatives, headcount reductions, improved sourcing and shuttering or consolidating more than 30 factories will reduce fixed costs by nearly $2 billion, the analyst continued. Also, the company can save another $750 million from the closings of two factories in Belgium and Illinois while incentive compensation fell by more than $1 billion since peaking in 2014 at $1.3 billion.Last, Caterpillar's new CEO Jim Umpleby is likely to focus on profitability, free cash flow, and returns as opposed to the recent CEO Doug Oberhelman who focused on penetrating new markets and gaining market share. As such, the company should now be viewed as "a whole different animal." (7/24/2017)

Who are some of Caterpillar's key competitors?

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 Customer & Dealer Support (Age 48)
  • Mr. Joseph E. Creed, Interim CFO & VP of the Fin. Services Division (Age 42)
  • Ms. Jananne A. Copeland, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 55)

Has Caterpillar been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about CAT stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Caterpillar earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.00 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Caterpillar's major shareholders?

Caterpillar's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.20%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.06%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.06%), Selz Capital LLC (0.03%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.03%) and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (0.03%). Company insiders that own Caterpillar stock include Bradley M Halverson, Daniel M Dickinson, David L Calhoun, Dennis A Muilenburg, 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 major investors are selling Caterpillar stock?

CAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Rathbone Brothers plc, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware, Cullinan Associates Inc., BLB&B Advisors LLC, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and Chesley Taft & Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold Caterpillar company stock in the last year include Bradley M Halverson, Daniel M Dickinson, Jananne A Copeland, Joseph E Creed, Lange Bob De, Suzette M Long, Thomas A Pellette and William A Osborn. View Insider Buying and Selling for Caterpillar.

Which major investors are buying Caterpillar stock?

CAT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Selz Capital LLC, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Clinton Group Inc., Abner Herrman & Brock LLC, Franklin Street Advisors Inc. NC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC and IFM Investors Pty Ltd. Company insiders that have bought Caterpillar stock in the last two years include David L Calhoun, Dennis A Muilenburg 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 $138.08.

How big of a company is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $84.16 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.

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:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  831 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  957 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,788
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This page was last updated on 7/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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