Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 18, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.78 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 19, 2017. Shareholders who purchased CAT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.3% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $108.77, the dividend yield is 2.87%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CAT was $108.77, representing a -1.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $110 and a 38.84% increase over the 52 week low of $78.34.
CAT is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as CNH Industrial N.V. ( CNHI ) and Terex Corporation ( TEX ). CAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.27. Zacks Investment Research reports CAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 24.53%, compared to an industry average of 12.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CAT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.
Interested in gaining exposure to CAT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CAT as a top-10 holding:
SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
Vanguard Industrials ETF - DNQ ( VIS )
PowerShares Global Emerging Markets Infrastructure ( PXR )
PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ( SPHB )
ProShares UltraPro Dow30 ( UDOW ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is UDOW with an increase of 14.13% over the last 100 days. XLI has the highest percent weighting of CAT at 3.01%.
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