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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 1.17% today. In the last week its performance is -1.39%, and 13.42% for the past quarter. Currently, Caterpillar Inc., CAT has a target price of 71.06, so today’s gain of 1.17% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.55%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), has a market cap of 47837.08, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 70.30%.

At the current price of 82.73, it has a dividend yield of 3.77%, and its target price is 71.06. 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 43.84, as well as a forward P/E of 23.04.

With a current EPS of 1.87, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 0.88%,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 10.27%.

Performance for the year is 11.02%. Since its IPO date on 1/2/1962, the total performance to date is 24.20%.

Volume today for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), is 1351931, while its average volume is 4996.88. Whilst the total gain today was 1.17%, it did have a day high of -1.85%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.51%, and 1.68% for the month. The 52-week low for Caterpillar Inc., CAT has been 49.65%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.85%.

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 4.27, and the P/S is 1.14, along with a P/B of 3.14. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.07.

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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