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

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Current Price: $114.75
Prev Close: $115.82
Open: $115.00
Bid: $114.75
Ask: $114.76
Day's Range: $114.75 - $115.38
52wk Range: $79.93 - $115.86
Volume: 2,441,250
Avg Vol 3,851,307
Market Cap: $68B
P/E (ttm): 31.39
EPS (ttm): $3.69
Div & Yield: $3.12 (2.7%)

Company Rating

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CAPS Rating 3 out of 5
 
5646 Outperform
373 Underperform
CAPS All Stars
 
1120 Outperform
55 Underperform

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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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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