Caterpillar, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 20, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.52 per share scheduled for December 31,
2012. Shareholders who purchased CAT stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that CAT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $89.64, the dividend yield is 2.32%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $89.64,
representing a -23.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $116.95
and a 14.56% 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 $9.77. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 17.3%, compared to an
industry average of 6.7%.
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 (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund (
- iShares S&P Global Industrials Sector Index Fund (
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is EXI with an increase of
12.8% over the last 100 days. DIA has the highest percent weighting
of CAT at 4.93%.