Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 50588.47. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Caterpillar Inc. is 86.59 (with a change from open of 4.01%), this in conjunction with a target price of 73.94. Volume today has so far reached 9489800, with an average volume of about 4208. The GAP for this stock, is 0.45%.
The P/E ratio is 46.43, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.43. The current EPS for Caterpillar Inc., is 1.87, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -40.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 31.52%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Caterpillar Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 1.17% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.56%. Quarter over quarter is -28.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -16.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -3.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.00%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 70.80%. Shares outstanding is 584.23, while shares float is at a value of 583.36. Float short for Caterpillar Inc. is 7.10% and the short ratio is 9.84.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.52. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 27.30% and their operating margin is 4.50%. The profit margin is 2.60%.
Caterpillar Inc. has seen returns on assets of 1.40%, and on investment, 4.80%. Return on equity is 7.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 8.36. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.21, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.32 and Price/cash is 7.48, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 55.41.
The simple moving averages are 5.15% and 18.42% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is 2.20% and the 52 week low is 56.63%.
Caterpillar Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.56%, with a current price of 86.59. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 163.60%. This is in an industry, Farm & Construction Machinery, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Caterpillar Inc. is based in USA.
Performance in the Farm & Construction Machinery industry means that Caterpillar Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 3.74%, with performance for the month coming to 4.20%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 17.77%, and for the half year the performance is 40.54%. Volatility for this week is 1.87% and for the month this is 1.61%.
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