Watch List Stock News: Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) goes Up on releasing dividend update

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) changed 0.65% to recent value of $138.42. The stock transacted 1560832 shares during most recent day however it has an average volume of 4405.84K shares. It spotted trading -14.34% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted 23.52% away from the low price over the last 52-weeks.

The board of directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) voted recently to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of eighty-six cents ($0.86) per share of common stock, payable May 20, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 22, 2019.

Caterpillar has paid higher dividends to its shareholders for 25 consecutive years and, since 2009, the company’s quarterly cash dividend has more than doubled. Caterpillar has paid a cash dividend every year since the company was formed and has paid a quarterly dividend since 1933.

About Caterpillar

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2018 sales and revenues of $54.722 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

 CAT has a gross margin of 32.70% and an operating margin of 15.20% while its profit margin remained 11.20% for the last 12 months. Its earnings per share (EPS) expected to touch remained 93.30% for this year while earning per share for the next 5-years is expected to reach at 25.22%.

 The company has 579.7M of outstanding shares and 574.61M shares were floated in the market. According to the most recent quarter its current ratio was 1.4 that represents company’s ability to meet its current financial obligations. The price moved ahead of 2.24% from the mean of 20 days, 2.73% from mean of 50 days SMA and performed 2.52% from mean of 200 days price. Company’s performance for the week was -1.24%, 3.81% for month and YTD performance remained 8.23%.

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