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Morning Trending Tickers: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT)

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 61.79 B. It is in the Farm & Construction Machinery industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 20.3 and EPS of -0.26. At a stock price of 106.56 (0.15%) it has a dividend yield of 2.89%.

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 27.17% and more long-term 31.53% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -29.80%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -8.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 3.80%.

For performance, Caterpillar Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 1.32%. For the last month performance for Caterpillar Inc. is 3.97%. While the last quarter is 14.59% and half year, 10.81%. Finally for the year, performance is 41.73%.

The 52-week high for Caterpillar Inc., is at -0.57%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 51.08%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.83% and 13.83% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.81%, and for the month it is 1.69%. Caterpillar Inc., has a target price of 107.07.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.75, and for total debt/equity Caterpillar Inc. has 2.82. The gross margin is 27.40%, while operating margin is 1.10%, the profit margin is -0.40%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 1.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 72.40%. Caterpillar Inc. has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 580.74. The shares float is 580.74, with the float short at 3.85%, with short ratio coming to 4.52.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Caterpillar Inc., get -0.20%, with its returns on investment at 0.60%. Return on equity is -1.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 107.07, 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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