NYSE:CAT - Caterpillar Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $154.09 +0.09 (+0.06 %) (As of 09/25/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$154.00Today's Range$152.81 - $154.5052-Week Range$123.62 - $173.24Volume3.30 million shsAverage Volume5.15 million shsMarket Capitalization$92.94 billionP/E Ratio22.40Dividend Yield2.20%Beta1.38 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive CAT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CAT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Construction machinery Sub-IndustryConstruction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks SectorIndustrial Products SymbolNYSE:CAT CUSIP14912310 Webwww.caterpillar.com Phone224-551-4000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.59 Current Ratio1.37 Quick Ratio0.97 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.40 Forward P/E Ratio13.23 P/E Growth0.86 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$45.46 billion Price / Sales2.01 Cash Flow$11.5944 per share Price / Cash13.29 Book Value$23.14 per share Price / Book6.66 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 Shares594,330,000Market Cap$92.94 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. 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 19th. This is an increase 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 30th. The industrial products company reported $2.97 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates 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%. The business's revenue was up 23.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $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 issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, July, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of $11.00-12.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.75. What price target have analysts set for CAT? 26 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Caterpillar's shares. Their predictions range from $145.00 to $210.00. On average, they expect Caterpillar's stock price to reach $173.35 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Caterpillar. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Caterpillar? 26 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Caterpillar in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Caterpillar. Are investors shorting Caterpillar? Caterpillar saw a decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 7,419,962 shares, a decrease of 19.6% from the August 31st total of 9,224,676 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,105,530 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.8 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Caterpillar's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Caterpillar's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Caterpillar include Komatsu (KMTUY), CNH Industrial (CNHI), Lonking (LONKF), Astec Industries (ASTE), Douglas Dynamics (PLOW), Columbus McKinnon (CMCO), Manitowoc (MTW), Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) (GENC) and ASV (ASV). 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. 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.95%), Northern Trust Corp (1.23%), Jennison Associates LLC (1.08%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.86%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.86%) and FMR LLC (0.79%). 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 major 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 major investors are buying Caterpillar stock? CAT stock was acquired 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 $154.09. How big of a company is Caterpillar? Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $92.94 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: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 902 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,022 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,924MarketBeat'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 9/25/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Dividend Aristocrat Index?