Caterpillar (CAT) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

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(CAT) has a trading volume of 6.73 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 7440 shares - with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $66.67, and the company's shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 105.98.

Currently, the market capitalization of Caterpillar Inc.

Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.70. (CAT) in which Evercore ISI Group Upgrades Caterpillar Inc. Analysts expect that Caterpillar will post $3.93 EPS for the current fiscal year. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough LLC now owns 2,303 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $214,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 18th. Caterpillar's payout ratio is -2,369.23%.

The stock subtracted in the prior trading session by -1.89%, closing at the stock price of $102.68. The firm's market cap is $56.04 billion. The stock stands almost -0.22% off versus the 52-week high and 56.98% away from the 52-week low.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on CAT shares. Caterpillar Inc.is in the Farm & Construction Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Steinberg Global Asset Management now owns 3,042 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $270,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the last quarter.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) had its stock rating maintained as "Buy" in a report released by analysts at Raymond James Financial.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment values are -0.4 percent and 0.6 percent respectively. (CAT) could bring EPS of $0.66/share.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) closed 18.47% above its 200-day moving average and is 11.04% above another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average.

The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Caterpillar Inc. have a median target of $100, with a high estimate of $120 and a low estimate of $64.

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In related news, Director Daniel M. Dickinson sold 3,884 shares of Caterpillar stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 14th. The company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.17. The consensus target price is $67.56 with 0 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 1 firm rating the stock a buy, sixteen brokerages rating the company a hold, five brokerages rating the company a underperform, and lastly zero brokerages rating the company a sell. The shares were bought at an average cost of $99.32 per share, with a total value of $99,320.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. The most recent short interest data show 4.12% of the company's stock are short sold. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.90, for a total transaction of $380,243.60. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 10,230 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,016,043.60. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 1,204 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 79 shares in the last quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 17,401,260 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $1,544,710,000 after buying an additional 804,404 shares during the last quarter.

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