Caterpillar (CAT) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

Caterpillar (CAT) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

Caterpillar (CAT) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

1,306,963 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Although short-term investors can capitalize on the recent share price rally, holding this stock could result in even higher profits.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) has insider ownership of 0.15% and institutional ownership of 70.97%.

Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 16.03%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 12.56% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Sell-side analysts are now looking for the company to post quarterly EPS of $0.12. The industrial products company reported $1.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.66.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)'s distance from 200 day simple moving average is 18.47 percent, its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 11.04 percent, while its distance from 20 day simple moving average is 11 percent.

In other news, insider Lange Bob De purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 21st.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Caterpillar Inc. Currently, the Zacks Research consensus price target stands at $17.9. Management has seen a return on assets of -0.10%, and also a return on investment of 0.60%. Patten Group Inc. now owns 1,148 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in shares of Caterpillar by 5.7% in the first quarter. FMR LLC increased its stake in Caterpillar by 25.8% in the fourth quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,215 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter.

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Receive Caterpillar Inc. News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Caterpillar Inc. with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/02/1962. The most recent short interest data show 4.12% of the company's stock are short sold.

There are now 586,486,000 shares in issue with a current share value of 102.35 giving Caterpillar Inc. a market capitalisation of 60.03B United States dollars.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has a 52-week high of $04.89 and a 52-week low of $66.67. Caterpillar had a negative net margin of 0.17% and a positive return on equity of 13.44%. The company earned $9.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.27 billion.

"Our team delivered outstanding operational performance and, for the first time in more than two years, same quarter sales and revenues increased", said Jim Umpleby, CEO, Caterpillar. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.77 per share. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $99.32 per share, with a total value of $99,320.00.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has an annual dividend of $3.08, while its annual dividend yield is 2.94%. The number of shares now owned by investors are 585.8 mln. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 20th. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Many traders and investors view the 52-week high or low as an important factor in determining a stock's current value and predicting future price movement. Caterpillar's payout ratio is -2,369.23%.

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