Caterpillar, Inc. (
) 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
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. (
) and Terex Corporation (
). 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%.
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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:
- DIAMONDS Trust Series I (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial (
- 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
7.83% over the last 100 days. DIA has the highest percent weighting
of CAT at 4.3%.