Buying Caterpillar (CAT)? Here's What You Must Know.

Large-cap Industrials company Caterpillar has logged a 0.4% change today on a trading volume of 2,176,453. The average volume for the stock is 2,814,055.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives in the United States and internationally. Based in Irving, United States the company has 109,100 full time employees and a market cap of $130,486,124,544. Caterpillar currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 2.0% per year.

The company is now trading -2.49% away from its average analyst target price of $262.86 per share. The 22 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $175.0 to $350.0, and on average give Caterpillar a rating of hold.

Over the last 52 weeks, CAT stock has risen 12.0%, which amounts to a -5.0% difference compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $293.88 whereas its 52 week low is $204.04 per share. Based on Caterpillar's average net margin growth of 3.7% over the last 6 years, its core business is on track for profitability and its strong stock performance may continue in the long term.

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Net Profit ($ k) Net Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2023 66,587,000 9,113,000 14 27.27
2022 59,427,000 6,705,000 11 -15.38
2021 50,971,000 6,493,000 13 85.71
2020 41,748,000 3,003,000 7 -36.36
2019 53,800,000 6,094,000 11 0.0
2018 54,722,000 6,148,000 11
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