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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) from Industrial Goods

Today’s top gainers include the company Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) which is in the industry Farm & Construction Machinery, gaining 0.73% today. In the last week its performance is 0.96%, and 1.88% for the past quarter. Currently, Caterpillar Inc., CAT has a target price of 68.35, so today’s gain of 0.73% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.00%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), has a market cap of 46161.23, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 70.20%.

At the current price of 80.28, it has a dividend yield of 3.86%, and its target price is 68.35. This is with a profit margin of 2.90%, and total debt/equity of 2.45. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has a P/E of 38.07, as well as a forward P/E of 22.63.

With a current EPS of 2.09, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 0.14%,Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -3.40%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be -1.18%.

Performance for the year is 1.17%. Since its IPO date on 1/2/1962, the total performance to date is 21.04%.

Volume today for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), is 4649741, while its average volume is 5152.91. Whilst the total gain today was 0.73%, it did have a day high of 0.06%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.07%, and 1.85% for the month. The 52-week low for Caterpillar Inc., CAT has been 45.21%, while the 52-week-high has reached 0.06%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 4.80%, and its return on assets is 1.60%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has an operating margin of 5.10%. With a sales growth of -25.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Caterpillar Inc., CAT is in the sector Industrial Goods, its long-term debt/equity is 1.56, and has a current ratio of 1.3 and 0.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Caterpillar Inc.? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 1.05, along with a P/B of 2.96. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.84.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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