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A peek at Caterpillar Inc. (CAT): Who has invested in It?


Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is 16.52% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $205.60 and a high of $382.01 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The CAT stock was last observed hovering at around $345.00 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.5%.

Currently trading at $344.50, the stock is -2.20% and -2.07% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.26 million and changing -0.14% at the moment leaves the stock 16.73% off its SMA200. CAT registered 60.39% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 44.58%.

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The stock witnessed a -7.37% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 6.46%, and is 4.06% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.73% over the week and 2.35% over the month.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has around 113200 employees, a market worth around $168.48B and $67.00B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 15.55 and Fwd P/E is 15.13. Profit margin for the company is 16.79%. Distance from 52-week low is 67.56% and -9.82% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (26.48%).

Caterpillar Inc. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $5.56 with sales reaching $16.73B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 2.20% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -1.20% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -3.40% in year-over-year returns.

The shares outstanding are 499.38M, and float is at 488.08M with Short Float at 2.62%.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by MacLennan David, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that MacLennan David bought 500 shares of the company’s common stock on May 03 ’24 at a price of $337.39 per share for a total of $0.17 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 5738.0 shares.

Caterpillar Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 28 ’24 that Fassino Anthony D. (Group President) sold a total of 4,575 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 28 ’24 and was made at $329.80 per share for $1.51 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 23474.0 shares of the CAT stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 23 ’24, MacLennan David (Director) acquired 350 shares at an average price of $323.37 for $0.11 million. The insider now directly holds 5,238 shares of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT).

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