CAT - Caterpillar Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
145.31
+1.87 (+1.30%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close143.44
Open144.56
Bid145.12 x 800
Ask145.49 x 800
Day's Range144.51 - 145.88
52 Week Range111.75 - 148.47
Volume2,740,202
Avg. Volume3,961,346
Market Cap80.307B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.52
PE Ratio (TTM)13.82
EPS (TTM)10.52
Earnings DateJan 27, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield4.12 (2.87%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-10-18
1y Target Est143.29
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