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

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$134.15 +0.05 (+0.04 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 09:14 AM ET)
Previous Close$134.10
Today's Range$133.51 - $135.71
52-Week Range$112.06 - $161.60
Volume3.32 million shs
Average Volume4.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$77.21 billion
P/E Ratio11.96
Dividend Yield2.57%
Beta1.47
Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines. Its Construction Industries segment offers asphalt pavers, compactors, cold planers, feller bunchers, harvesters, motorgraders, pipelayers, road reclaimers, skidders, telehandlers, and utility vehicles; backhoe, knuckleboom, compact track, multi-terrain, skid steer, and track-type loaders; forestry and wheel excavators; and site prep and track-type tractors. The company's Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels, draglines, rotary drills, hard rock vehicles, track-type tractors, mining trucks, longwall miners, wheel loaders, off-highway and articulated trucks, wheel tractor scrapers, wheel dozers, landfill and 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 and integrated systems for the power generation, marine, oil, and gas industries; turbines, centrifugal gas compressors, and related services; remanufactured reciprocating engines and components; and diesel-electric locomotives and components, and other rail-related products. The company's Financial Products segment provides operating and finance leases, installment sale contracts, working capital loans, and wholesale financing; and insurance and risk management products. Its All Other operating segment manufactures filters and fluids, undercarriage, ground engaging tools, fluid transfer products, precision seals, and rubber sealing and connecting components; parts distribution; integrated logistics solutions and distribution services; 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$16.5006 per share
Book Value$24.46 per share

Profitability

Net Income$6.15 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees104,000
Market Cap$77.21 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2019 (Estimated)
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. Investors 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 dividend yield of 2.56%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 18th. View Caterpillar's Dividend History.

How were Caterpillar's earnings last quarter?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January, 28th. The industrial products company reported $2.55 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.98 by $0.43. The industrial products company earned $14.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.36 billion. Caterpillar had a net margin of 11.23% and a return on equity of 45.31%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $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 updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Monday, January, 28th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 11.75-12.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share 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 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Caterpillar's shares. Their forecasts range from $105.00 to $188.00. On average, they anticipate Caterpillar's stock price to reach $149.4214 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.4% 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 2 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Caterpillar.

Has Caterpillar been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CAT stock has been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Caterpillar earned a media sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the industrial products company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Caterpillar's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Caterpillar own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Caterpillar investors own include Boeing (BA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), General Electric (GE), Alibaba Group (BABA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Home Depot (HD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Micron Technology (MU).

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, Sr. VP (Age 56)
  • Mr. Bob De Lange, Group Pres of Services, Distribution & Digital (Age 49)
  • Mr. Andrew R. J. Bonfield, Chief Financial Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. G. Michael Marvel, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 57)

Who are Caterpillar's major shareholders?

Caterpillar's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.10%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.53%), Northern Trust Corp (1.25%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.22%), Norges Bank (1.00%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.87%). 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, FMR LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Millennium Management LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Suntrust Banks Inc. and Bank of Montreal Can. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, Sanders Capital LLC, Harris Associates L P, LSV Asset Management, Boston Partners, BlackRock Inc. and Strs Ohio. 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 $134.15.

How big of a company is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $77.21 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 104,000 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:  977 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,077 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,054
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This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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