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Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 20, 2012

Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 20, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.52 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased CAT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that CAT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $89.64, the dividend yield is 2.32%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $89.64, representing a -23.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $116.95 and a 14.56% increase over the 52 week low of $78.25.

CAT is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as CNH Global N.V. ( CNH ) and Terex Corporation ( TEX ). CAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $9.77. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 17.3%, compared to an industry average of 6.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CAT Dividend History page.

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 )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ )
  • iShares S&P Global Industrials Sector Index Fund ( EXI )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio ( SPHQ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EXI with an increase of 12.8% over the last 100 days. DIA has the highest percent weighting of CAT at 4.93%.

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


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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