Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 19, 2018

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Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 19, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.86 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 20, 2018. Shareholders who purchased CAT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.26% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $141.34, the dividend yield is 2.43%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $141.34, representing a -18.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $173.24 and a 9.23% increase over the 52 week low of $129.40.

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 $5.15. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 69.31%, compared to an industry average of 2.8%.

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:

  • SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF ( DIA )
  • SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
  • Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF ( FIDU )
  • Invesco Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF ( PXR )
  • iShares Trust ( IYJ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is DIA with an increase of 3.88% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CAT at 3.81%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: CAT , CNHI , TEX , DIA , XLI , FIDU , IYJ

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