Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 17, 2013

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Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CAT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.38% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $85.75, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $85.75, representing a -13.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $99.70 and a 7.88% 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. ( CNHI ) and Terex Corporation ( TEX ). CAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.34. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -27.53%, compared to an industry average of 11.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CAT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ )
  • iShares Global Industrials ETF ( EXI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VIS with an increase of 7.83% over the last 100 days. DIA has the highest percent weighting of CAT at 4.3%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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