Caterpillar, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 16, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on
February 20, 2014. 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.
The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $90.56,
representing a -9.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $99.70 and
a 13.93% increase over the 52 week low of $79.49.
CAT is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes
companies such as CNH Industrial N.V. (
) and Terex Corporation (
). CAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.25. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -36.3%, compared to an
industry average of -.8%.
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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:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial (
- PowerShares Global Emerging Markets Infrastructure (
- Vanguard Industrials ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund (
- iShares Global Industrials ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VIS with an increase of
17.04% over the last 100 days. XLI has the highest percent
weighting of CAT at 3.3%.