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Morning Stock Stories: Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

Today’s top gainers include the company Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) which is in the industry Farm & Construction Machinery, gaining 1.13% today. In the last week its performance is 1.59%, and 15.81% for the past quarter. Currently, Caterpillar Inc., CAT has a target price of 107.07, so today’s gain of 1.13% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.34%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), has a market cap of 62.69 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 72.40%.

At the current price of 107.6, it has a dividend yield of 2.86%, and its target price is 107.07. This is with a profit margin of -0.40%, and total debt/equity of 2.82. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 20.51.

With a current EPS of -0.26, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 27.08%,Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -15.00%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 31.53%.

Performance for the year is 43.49%. Since its IPO date on 01/02/1962, the total performance to date is 16.02%.

Volume today for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), is 7350440, while its average volume is 5007.41. Whilst the total gain today was 1.13%, it did have a day high of 0.40%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.71%, and 1.67% for the month. The 52-week low for Caterpillar Inc., CAT has been 52.56%, while the 52-week-high has reached 0.40%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 0.60%, and its return on assets is -0.20%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has an operating margin of 1.10%. With a sales growth of 3.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Caterpillar Inc., CAT is in the sector Industrial Goods, its long-term debt/equity is 1.75, and has a current ratio of 1.3 and 1 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Caterpillar Inc.? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 1.61, along with a P/B of 4.65. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.62.

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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