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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 0.84% today. In the last week its performance is 4.68%, and 1.95% for the past quarter. Currently, Caterpillar Inc., CAT has a target price of 68.65, so today’s gain of 0.84% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.57%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), has a market cap of 44264.55, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 70.20%.

At the current price of 76.45, it has a dividend yield of 4.03%, and its target price is 68.65. This is with a profit margin of 2.90%, and total debt/equity of 2.45. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has a P/E of 36.53, as well as a forward P/E of 21.47.

With a current EPS of 2.09, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 0.74%,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 -1.18%.

Performance for the year is -5.47%. Since its IPO date on 01/02/1962, the total performance to date is 15.01%.

Volume today for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), is 4629834, while its average volume is 5262.5. Whilst the total gain today was 0.84%, it did have a day high of -3.93%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.40%, and 1.95% for the month. The 52-week low for Caterpillar Inc., CAT has been 36.97%, while the 52-week-high has reached -6.90%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 4.80%, and its return on assets is 1.60%. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has an operating margin of 5.10%. With a sales growth of -25.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Caterpillar Inc., CAT is in the sector Industrial Goods, its long-term debt/equity is 1.56, and has a current ratio of 1.3 and 0.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Caterpillar Inc.? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 1.01, along with a P/B of 2.84. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.52.

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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