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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 -0.28% today. In the last week its performance is -0.07%, and 11.62% for the past quarter. Currently, Caterpillar Inc., CAT has a target price of 74.82, so today’s gain of -0.28% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.71%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), has a market cap of 52018.92, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 70.90%.

At the current price of 88.22, it has a dividend yield of 3.49%, and its target price is 74.82. This is with a profit margin of 2.60%, and total debt/equity of 2.52. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has a P/E of 47.3, as well as a forward P/E of 24.92.

With a current EPS of 1.87, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 1.06%,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 5.56%.

Performance for the year is 29.15%. Since its IPO date on 1/2/1962, the total performance to date is 34.00%.

Volume today for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), is 3775600, while its average volume is 4329.98. Whilst the total gain today was -0.28%, it did have a day high of -1.84%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.75%, and 1.75% for the month. The 52-week low for Caterpillar Inc., CAT has been 59.58%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.84%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 4.80%, and its return on assets is 1.40%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has an operating margin of 4.50%. With a sales growth of -16.00% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Caterpillar Inc., CAT is in the sector Industrial Goods, its long-term debt/equity is 1.57, and has a current ratio of 1.2 and 0.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Caterpillar Inc.? Well its PEG is 8.52, and the P/S is 1.24, along with a P/B of 3.38. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.69.

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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