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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) from Industrial Goods

Today’s top gainers include the company Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) which is in the industry Farm & Construction Machinery, gaining -0.08% today. In the last week its performance is -0.29%, and 9.45% for the past quarter. Currently, Caterpillar Inc., CAT has a target price of 76.56, so today’s gain of -0.08% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.94%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), has a market cap of 50945.2, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 70.60%.

At the current price of 87.22, it has a dividend yield of 3.53%, and its target price is 76.56. This is with a profit margin of 2.60%, and total debt/equity of 2.52. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has a P/E of 46.77, as well as a forward P/E of 24.45.

With a current EPS of 1.87, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 1.71%,Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -3.40%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 5.47%.

Performance for the year is 31.43%. Since its IPO date on 1/2/1962, the total performance to date is 32.48%.

Volume today for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), is 3689000, while its average volume is 4305.96. Whilst the total gain today was -0.08%, it did have a day high of -2.95%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.07%, and 1.64% for the month. The 52-week low for Caterpillar Inc., CAT has been 57.77%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.95%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 4.80%, and its return on assets is 1.40%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has an operating margin of 4.50%. With a sales growth of -16.00% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Caterpillar Inc., CAT is in the sector Industrial Goods, its long-term debt/equity is 1.57, and has a current ratio of 1.2 and 0.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Caterpillar Inc.? Well its PEG is 8.56, and the P/S is 1.22, along with a P/B of 3.34. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.53.

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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