Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

CAT (NYSE:Industrial) EQUITY
$96.86
neg -0.47
-0.48%
Today's Range: 96.13 - 97.40 | CAT Avg Daily Volume: 5,351,900
Last Update: 12/08/16 - 1:04 PM EST
Volume: 1,851,251
YTD Performance: 43.22%
Open: $97.26
Previous Close: $97.33
52 Week Range: $56.36 - $97.39
Oustanding Shares: 585,072,585
Market Cap: 55,710,611,544
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for CAT
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 2 2 2 2
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 12 12 12 11
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.87 2.87 2.87 2.86
Latest Dividend: 0.77
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.23%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/20/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 88.17
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CAT Sector Avg. S&P 500
88.17 54.40 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
16.26% 42.38% 13.84%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -14.80 -0.30 -0.11
Net Income -43.10 -0.60 -0.28
EPS -40.50 -0.60 -0.26
Earnings for CAT:
EBITDA 6.89B
Revenue 47.01B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/16) Qtr (03/17) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.66 $0.63 $3.24 $3.15
Number of Analysts 8 6 10 10
High Estimate $0.68 $0.67 $3.26 $3.45
Low Estimate $0.64 $0.55 $3.20 $2.90
Prior Year $0.74 $0.67 $4.64 $3.24
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -11.15% -6.47% -30.09% -2.93%
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