The company is engaged in construction & mining equipment, diesel & natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines in its size range. It operates in 3 principal lines of business: Machinery, Engines and Financial Products.


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Key Data Points

Primary metrics and data points about Caterpillar.
Current Price: $131.36
Prev Close: $130.77
Open: $131.34
Bid: $131.18
Ask: $131.33
Day's Range: $130.48 - $131.91
52wk Range: $80.33 - $132.12
Volume: 3,077,680
Avg Vol 3,015,767
Market Cap: $78B
P/E (ttm): 35.65
EPS (ttm): $3.69
Div & Yield: $3.12 (2.4%)

Company Rating

What our community thinks about Caterpillar.
CAPS Rating 3 out of 5
 
5631 Outperform
374 Underperform
CAPS All Stars
 
1140 Outperform
58 Underperform

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You pick for Caterpillar is winning

Score: +97.74
Call: Outperform
Time Frame: Five Plus Years
Start Price: $18.24
Start Date: 3/29/2007
Gain/Loss: +$152.4%
S&P Gain/Loss: +$54.7%

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Jim Umpleby, CEO

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Business Summary

Industry, sector and description for Caterpillar.

The company is engaged in construction & mining equipment, diesel & natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines in its size range. It operates in 3 principal lines of business: Machinery, Engines and Financial Products.

  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Sector: Conglomerates
  • Industry: Conglomerates