Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 20, 2018

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Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 20, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.78 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 19, 2018. Shareholders who purchased CAT 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 $155.95, the dividend yield is 2%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $155.95, representing a -9.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $173.24 and a 67.72% increase over the 52 week low of $92.98.

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 $1.26. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 34%, compared to an industry average of 15.2%.

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:

  • Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
  • iShares Trust ( IYJ )
  • PowerShares XTF: Dynamic Market Portfolio ( PWC )
  • iShares Global Industrials ETF ( EXI )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth ( PWB ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PWB with an increase of 8.38% over the last 100 days. VIS has the highest percent weighting of CAT at 3.02%.

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