Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 16, 2014
Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 16, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 20, 2014. 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. At the current stock price of $102.78, the dividend yield is 2.34%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $102.78, representing a -0.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $103.72 and a 29.3% increase over the 52 week low of $79.49.
CAT is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Terex Corporation ( TEX ) and Manitowoc Company, Inc. ( MTW ). CAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.75. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 1.96%, compared to an industry average of 7.4%.
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 )
- PowerShares Global Emerging Markets Infrastructure ( PXR )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ )
- Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLI with an increase of 2.2% over the last 100 days. DIA has the highest percent weighting of CAT at 4%.