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

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$136.20 +3.58 (+2.70 %)
(As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$132.62
Today's Range$133.68 - $136.25
52-Week Range$112.06 - $164.60
Volume5.22 million shs
Average Volume5.05 million shs
Market Capitalization$80.37 billion
P/E Ratio12.14
Dividend Yield2.59%
Beta1.46
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

Industry Construction machinery
Sub-IndustryConstruction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks
SectorIndustrial Products
CUSIP14912310
Phone224-551-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$54.72 billion
Cash Flow$16.4493 per share
Book Value$23.86 per share

Profitability

Net Income$6.15 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees98,400
Market Cap$80.37 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, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.86 per share on Wednesday, February 20th. This represents a $3.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 18th. View Caterpillar's Dividend History.

How were Caterpillar's earnings last quarter?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January, 28th. The industrial products company reported $2.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.98 by $0.43. The industrial products company had revenue of $14.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.36 billion. Caterpillar had a net margin of 11.23% and a return on equity of 45.31%. The business's revenue was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.16 EPS. View Caterpillar's Earnings History.

When is Caterpillar's next earnings date?

Caterpillar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Caterpillar.

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

Caterpillar issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Monday, January, 28th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 11.75-12.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $12.77. Caterpillar also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $11.75-12.75 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for CAT?

28 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Caterpillar's shares. Their forecasts range from $105.00 to $188.00. On average, they anticipate Caterpillar's stock price to reach $150.8024 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.7% 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?

News coverage about CAT stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Caterpillar earned a daily sentiment score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the industrial products company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Caterpillar?

Caterpillar saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 11,473,981 shares, an increase of 47.9% from the January 15th total of 7,760,457 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,829,122 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.7 days. Approximately 1.9% of the shares of the stock 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, Chairman & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Thomas A. Pellette, Group Pres of Construction Industries (Age 56)
  • Mr. Bob De Lange, Group Pres of Services, Distribution & Digital (Age 49)
  • Mr. Andrew R. J. Bonfield, Chief Financial Officer (Age 56)
  • Ms. Jananne A. Copeland, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 56)

Who are Caterpillar's major shareholders?

Caterpillar's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.10%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.53%), Northern Trust Corp (1.25%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.19%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.87%) and Harris Associates L P (0.60%). 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 Jennison Associates LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Millennium Management LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Suntrust Banks Inc., Bank of Montreal Can and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. Company insiders that have sold Caterpillar company stock in the last year include Denise C Johnson, Joseph E Creed and Thomas A Pellette. View Insider Buying and Selling for Caterpillar.

Which institutional investors are buying Caterpillar stock?

CAT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Sanders Capital LLC, Harris Associates L P, LSV Asset Management, Boston Partners, BlackRock Inc., Strs Ohio and Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC. 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 $136.20.

How big of a company is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $80.37 billion and generates $54.72 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $6.15 billion in net income (profit) each year or $11.22 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:  972 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,068 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,040
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 2/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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