Thinking About Investing in Caterpillar (CAT)? Know This!

Shares of Industrial sector company Caterpillar moved 8.2% today, and are now trading at a price of $213.08. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 5,729,358 compared to its average volume of 2,799,562. The S&P 500 index returned a -0.4% performance.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines worldwide. The company is based in Deerfield and has 107,700 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $112,486,850,560. Caterpillar currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 2.3% per year.

Over the last year, CAT shares have gone down by -3.5%, which represents a difference of 13.2% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $237.9 per share and its 52 week low is $160.6. With average free cash flows of $4,205,750,000.0 that have been growing at an average rate of 9.3% over the last four years, Caterpillar declining stock performance may not be reflective of the quality of its underlying business.

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