Caterpillar, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 16, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 20, 2014.
Shareholders who purchased CAT stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that CAT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $102.78, the dividend yield is 2.34%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $102.78,
representing a -0.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $103.72 and
a 29.3% increase over the 52 week low of $79.49.
CAT is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes
companies such as Terex Corporation (
) and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (
). CAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.75. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 1.96%, compared to an
industry average of 7.4%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to CAT through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CAT as a top-10 holding:
- DIAMONDS Trust Series I (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial (
- PowerShares Global Emerging Markets Infrastructure (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund (
- Vanguard Industrials ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLI with an increase of
2.2% over the last 100 days. DIA has the highest percent weighting
of CAT at 4%.