NYSE:CAT - Caterpillar Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$136.26 +4.24 (+3.21 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 09:01 AM ET)
Previous Close$132.02
Today's Range$133.65 - $136.55
52-Week Range$112.69 - $173.24
Volume5.54 million shs
Average Volume5.32 million shs
Market Capitalization$80.78 billion
P/E Ratio19.81
Dividend Yield2.55%
Beta1.38
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 Ratio1.59
Current Ratio1.37
Quick Ratio0.97

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio19.81
Forward P/E Ratio11.81
P/E Growth0.89

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$45.46 billion
Price / Sales1.78
Cash Flow$11.7974 per share
Price / Cash11.55
Book Value$23.14 per share
Price / Book5.89

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.88
Net Income$754 million
Net Margins6.12%
Return on Equity40.60%
Return on Assets7.75%

Miscellaneous

Employees98,400
Outstanding Shares594,330,000
Market Cap$80.78 billion

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, 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 dividend yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 data on Monday, July, 30th. The industrial products company reported $2.97 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.73 by $0.24. The industrial products company had revenue of $14.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.09 billion. Caterpillar had a return on equity of 40.60% and a net margin of 6.12%. Caterpillar's revenue was up 23.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.49 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 Tuesday, October, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Caterpillar.

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

Caterpillar updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, July, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $11.00-12.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $10.75.

What price target have analysts set for CAT?

24 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Caterpillar's shares. Their predictions range from $145.00 to $210.00. On average, they anticipate Caterpillar's share price to reach $171.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 26.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Caterpillar.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Caterpillar?

24 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Caterpillar in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Caterpillar.

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?

News headlines about CAT stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Caterpillar earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.59 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Caterpillar.

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. (5.95%), Jennison Associates LLC (1.08%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.86%), FMR LLC (0.78%), Morgan Stanley (0.58%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.42%). Company insiders that own Caterpillar stock include Bradley M Halverson, Daniel M Dickinson, David L Calhoun, 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 FMR LLC, American Century Companies Inc., BlackRock Inc., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Morgan Stanley, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Bank of Montreal Can and Rathbone Brothers plc. 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 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 Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Jennison Associates 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 $136.26.

How big of a company is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $80.78 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:  857 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,005 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,862
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This page was last updated on 8/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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