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How has Caterpillar Inc.:(NYSE:CAT) performed recently?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 48631.36. It is in the Farm & Construction Machinery industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of 44.5, a forward P/E of 23.29 and EPS of 1.87. At a stock price of 83.92 (1.11%) it has a dividend yield of 3.71%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -3.40%, more recently this last year it has grown by -40.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 1.16% and more long-term 10.27% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -62.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -58.00%.

For performance, Caterpillar Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 0.53%. For the last month performance for Caterpillar Inc. is 4.67%. While the last quarter is 19.59% and half year, 33.99%. Finally for the year, performance is 11.41%.

The 52-week high for Caterpillar Inc., is at -0.44%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 51.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.62% and 18.24% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.14%, and for the month it is 1.51%. Caterpillar Inc., has a target price of 72.06.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.57, and for total debt/equity Caterpillar Inc. has 2.52. The gross margin is 27.30%, while operating margin is 4.50%, the profit margin is 2.60%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 70.20%. Caterpillar Inc. has a payout ratio of 163.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 585.92. The shares float is 583.36, with the float short at 6.70%, with short ratio coming to 8.4.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Caterpillar Inc., get 1.40%, with its returns on investment at 4.80%. Return on equity is 7.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 72.06, reached soon?

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