Caterpillar, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and Terex Corporation (
). 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
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 (
- Vanguard Industrials ETF (
- PowerShares Global Emerging Markets Infrastructure (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund (
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%.