NYSE:CAT - Caterpillar Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$122.23 -1.32 (-1.07 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 11:13 AM ET)
Previous Close$123.55
Today's Range$121.68 - $124.03
52-Week Range$112.06 - $173.24
Volume288,268 shs
Average Volume5.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$72.91 billion
P/E Ratio17.69
Dividend Yield2.78%
Beta1.61
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
Phone224-551-4000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.60
Current Ratio1.48
Quick Ratio1.02

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio17.69
Forward P/E Ratio10.50
P/E Growth0.51

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$45.46 billion
Price / Sales1.59
Cash Flow$11.6410 per share
Price / Cash Flow10.50
Book Value$23.14 per share
Price / Book5.28

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 Shares590,110,000
Market Cap$72.91 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 10th. Shareholders 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 yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 19th. View Caterpillar's Dividend History.

How were Caterpillar's earnings last quarter?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) released its quarterly 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 had revenue of $13.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $13.28 billion. Caterpillar had a net margin of 7.13% and a return on equity of 44.13%. Caterpillar's revenue was up 18.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.95 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 Thursday, January 24th 2019. 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, October, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $11-12 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Caterpillar's shares. Their forecasts range from $105.00 to $200.00. On average, they expect Caterpillar's share price to reach $158.1905 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 27.6% 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, 10 hold ratings and 17 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 coverage about CAT stock has been trending very positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. 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 media sentiment score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Caterpillar?

Caterpillar saw a increase in short interest during the month of 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 company's shares are short sold. View Caterpillar's Current Options Chain.

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 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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.44%), BlackRock Inc. (6.01%), Capital World Investors (2.77%), Primecap Management Co. CA (1.59%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.95%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.86%). 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 Denise C Johnson, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, Vanguard Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Ashler Capital LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Schroder Investment Management Group, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. 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 $123.9484.

How big of a company is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $72.91 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  953 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,050 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,003
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This page was last updated on 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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