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

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$143.13 -0.17 (-0.12 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$143.13
Today's Range$141.82 - $144.69
52-Week Range$102.30 - $173.24
Volume4.13 million shs
Average Volume5.53 million shs
Market Capitalization$88.90 billion
P/E Ratio20.80
Dividend Yield2.10%
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

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 Ratio20.80
Forward P/E Ratio13.33
P/E Growth1.05

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$45.46 billion
Price / Sales1.88
Cash Flow$11.3236 per share
Price / Cash12.64
Book Value$23.14 per share
Price / Book6.19

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

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. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 19th. This is a boost 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 (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.11 by $0.71. The industrial products company had revenue of $12.86 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.99 billion. Caterpillar had a net margin of 4.59% and a return on equity of 34.38%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 30.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $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 earnings per share guidance of $10.25-11.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.15.

What price target have analysts set for CAT?

25 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Caterpillar's shares. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $210.00. On average, they expect Caterpillar's share price to reach $173.4762 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Caterpillar.

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, lean dealer inventories and strong backlog, Caterpillar projects EPS in $8.25-$9.25 range for 2018, a 27% year-over-year rise at the mid-point. The Construction segment will benefit from continued demand improvement in North American residential, non-residential and infrastructure markets. Rising commodity prices will drive Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation’s revenues. Ongoing cost cutting efforts and additional investments in expanded offerings and services will drive growth. Moreover, earnings estimates have been going up ahead of first-quarter earnings release. The company also has positive record of earnings surprises in recent quarters. The stock has also outperformed the industry over the past year." (4/18/2018)
  • 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. Bradley M. Halverson, CFO & Group Pres of Fin., Human, Global Information Services Division & Corp. Auditing (Age 58)
  • Mr. Robert B. Charter, Group Pres of Customer & Dealer Support (Age 55)
  • Ms. Jananne A. Copeland, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Thomas J. Bluth, CTO and VP of Innovation & Technology Devel. Division

Has Caterpillar been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about CAT stock has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Caterpillar earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.59 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are Caterpillar's major shareholders?

Caterpillar's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Northern Trust Corp (1.24%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.44%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.40%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.35%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.33%) and Prudential Financial Inc. (0.33%). 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 Franklin Resources Inc., PointState Capital LP, Swiss National Bank, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Legal & General Group Plc, CI Investments Inc. and United Capital Financial Advisers 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., Summit Trail Advisors LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Natixis, KBC Group NV, Stevens Capital Management LP and Mackay Shields LLC. 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 $143.13.

How big of a company is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $88.90 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 (CAT)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  799 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  934 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,733
MarketBeat'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 6/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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