De Lange Bob, Group President, added 1,080 shares of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) to its portfolio at the rate of $115.58 per share valuing $124,826 on Oct 26. The insider has now 11,310 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) was $133.96. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $134.45, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $134.94. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $133.03 and a 2nd Support Level at $132.10. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) stock has lost -$1.63, or -1.20%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $6.68, or 5.25%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$4.91, or -3.54%. This year-to-date, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) shares have gained $6.89, or 5.42%.
Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) stock, 60% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 0% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Hold .”
With 571,875 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $76,608,376K. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) generates $54,722 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $6,147 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -2.05%, a 3-Year Total Return of 66.00%, and a 5-year Total Return of 21.59%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 90.70%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.860 per share on 04/18/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.57%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 3.44.
In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) reported earnings of $2.94 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $2.85 per share, representing a 0.09 difference and 3.01% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $2.55 represented a -0.44 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $2.99 per share, which was a 14.66% surprise.
For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $3.12 per share. This estimate came from a total of 10 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $3.23 and the low estimate was $3.00. In the year-ago quarter, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) generated per-share earnings of $2.97. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +5.05% .
Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 3 purchases (20,944 shares in total) and 4 sale (16,658 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 22 insider buys amounting to 91,970 shares and 18 insider sales amounting to 41,212 shares. In the past full year, 27 insider purchases were made (involving 154,283 shares) and 24 insider sell-offs equivalent to 80,482 shares.
Moving onto liquidity, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has a Current Ratio of 1.37, a Quick Ratio of 0.96 and a Cash Ratio of 0.28. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 260.37, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 72.25, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 46.56. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 178.08 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 49.41.