Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 43066.02. It is in the Farm & Construction Machinery industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of 35.54, a forward P/E of 20.89 and EPS of 2.09. At a stock price of 74.38 (-2.71%) it has a dividend yield of 4.14%.
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 0.74% and more long-term -1.18% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -77.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -25.50%.
For performance, Caterpillar Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 4.20%. For the last month performance for Caterpillar Inc. is -0.88%. While the last quarter is -0.18% and half year, 11.85%. Finally for the year, performance is -6.67%.
The 52-week high for Caterpillar Inc., is at -9.42%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 33.26%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.14% and 6.77% for the 200-day simple moving average.
Volatility for the week is at 2.39%, and for the month it is 1.97%. Caterpillar Inc., has a target price of 68.65.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.56, and for total debt/equity Caterpillar Inc. has 2.45. The gross margin is 27.50%, while operating margin is 5.10%, the profit margin is 2.90%. The current ratio is 1.3 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 142.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 579. The shares float is 579, with the float short at 7.48%, with short ratio coming to 8.18.
In terms of returns, the return on assets see Caterpillar Inc., get 1.60%, with its returns on investment at 4.80%. Return on equity is 8.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 68.65, reached soon?
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