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How has Caterpillar Inc. performed recently?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 54819.22. It is in the Farm & Construction Machinery industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 20.8 and EPS of -0.12. At a stock price of 93.47 (-0.97%) it has a dividend yield of 3.30%.

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EPS growth for the last five years have been -15.00%, more recently this last year it has grown by -102.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 38.96% and more long-term 26.17% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is *TBA. Sales growth for the past five years have been -8.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -13.20%.

For performance, Caterpillar Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -3.74%. For the last month performance for Caterpillar Inc. is -2.02%. While the last quarter is 0.15% and half year, 8.92%. Finally for the year, performance is 20.57%.

The 52-week high for Caterpillar Inc., is at -6.02%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 39.04%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.31% and 5.63% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.89%, and for the month it is 1.83%. Caterpillar Inc., has a target price of 92.81.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.74, and for total debt/equity Caterpillar Inc. has 2.8. The gross margin is 26.50%, while operating margin is 1.30%, the profit margin is -0.20%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 73.00%. Caterpillar Inc. has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 586.49. The shares float is 585.53, with the float short at 4.12%, with short ratio coming to 4.52.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Caterpillar Inc., get -0.10%, with its returns on investment at 0.60%. Return on equity is -0.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 92.81, reached soon?

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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