With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1962. Caterpillar Inc. is in the Farm & Construction Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Caterpillar Inc., is 5112.09, and so far today it has a volume of 1846724. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1962 is 25.70%.
To help you determine whether Caterpillar Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 44.38 and forward P/E is 23.32. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Caterpillar Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.32. P/S ratio is 1.16 and the P/B ratio is 3.17. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.16 and 53.03 respectively.
At the current price Caterpillar Inc. is trading at, 82.06 (-0.85% today), Caterpillar Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.72%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 163.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.87, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 0.88% after growing -40.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -19.60%, and -16.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.
The number of shares outstanding is 585.02, and the number of shares float is 583.05. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 70.30%. The float short is 7.01%, with the short ratio at a value of 8. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.40%, and also a return on investment of 4.80%.
The ability for Caterpillar Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.57 and total debt/equity is 2.52. In terms of margins, Caterpillar Inc. has a gross margin of 27.30%, with its operating margin at 4.50%, and Caterpillar Inc. has a profit margin of 2.60%.
The 52 week high is -2.65%, with 48.44% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.82%.
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