Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 18, 2013


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Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.52 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 20, 2013. 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.

The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $82.61, representing a -24.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $109.77 and a 5.57% increase over the 52 week low of $78.25.

CAT is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as CNH Global N.V. ( CNH ) and Terex Corporation ( TEX ). CAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.49. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -9.24%, compared to an industry average of 16%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CAT Dividend History page.

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 ( DIA )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
  • Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
  • PowerShares Global Emerging Markets Infrastructure ( PXR )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is DIA with an increase of 15.46% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CAT at 4.49%.

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