Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.78

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This information shouldn't be overlooked due to the greatly float size in the stock of 233.12M shares. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 60.63% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.08% the S&P500. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc sold 10,471 shares as the company's stock declined 5.62% with the market. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd who had been investing in Coca Cola Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $189.81B market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $150.23. Colonial Trust Advisors now owns 18,716 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $2,949,000 after buying an additional 3,796 shares during the last quarter. Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) has declined 11.17% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 97.18% the S&P500. (NYSE:CAT) to report $2.04 EPS on April, 24.They anticipate $0.76 EPS change or 59.38 % from last quarter's $1.28 EPS. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $0.83 EPS. TGT's profit will be $743.54 million for 12.96 P/E if the $1.38 EPS becomes a reality. On average, equities research analysts expect that Caterpillar will post $3.09 EPS for the current fiscal year. (NYSE:CAT), 17 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Target Corporation had 89 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, April 21 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has "Sell" rating by Axiom Capital given on Thursday, September 24. The rating was upgraded by UBS on Monday, September 18 to "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Hold" rating and $111 target in Wednesday, April 26 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 25 with "Sector Perform". The firm has "Buy" rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, February 1.

Among 33 analysts covering Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) on Thursday, October 26. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $171.60. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Monday, August 29.

Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc, which manages about $377.04 million and $341.19 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 4,000 shares to 62,759 shares, valued at $5.25 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $16.35 million activity.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives for heavy and general construction, rental, quarry, aggregate, mining, waste, material handling, gas and oil, power generation, marine, rail, and industrial markets. $522,724 worth of Caterpillar Inc. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Caterpillar during the fourth quarter worth $148,604,000. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Caterpillar Inc.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.13. Its up 0.03, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 55 investors sold CAT shares while 401 reduced holdings. 352 rose stakes while 162 funds amassed stakes. 402.55 million shares or 0.18% more from 401.83 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Garde Capital Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Caterpillar by 6.8% in the fourth quarter.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. (NYSE:CAT). Highstreet Asset Mgmt reported 8,824 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. At the moment, the company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.55, a current ratio of 1.30, and a quick ratio of 1.00. Caterpillar had a negative net margin of 0.17% and a positive return on equity of 13.44%. Parametric Ltd Company, a Washington-based fund reported 1.60M shares. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of D in report on Friday, September 11 to "Sell" rating. Braun Stacey Assoc reported 1.41% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. Finally, Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC raised its position in shares of Caterpillar by 1.3% in the third quarter. Kentucky Retirement Sys Insurance Trust Fund holds 0.42% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 22,587 shares. (NYSE:CAT). Fjarde Ap has 0.4% invested in Caterpillar Inc. Agf Inc invested 0.38% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 3,789 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 41 investors sold D shares while 278 reduced holdings. Grimes & has 1,795 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Convergence Investment Limited Liability Corporation has invested 1.03% in Caterpillar Inc. Ipswich Investment Management holds 2.68% or 40,117 shares.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 23rd will be given a dividend of 0.78 per share by the industrial products company on Saturday, May 19th. Vanguard Gp stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). (NYSE:CAT). The New York-based Horizon Kinetics Ltd Llc has invested 0.05% in Caterpillar Inc. Robecosam Ag owns 155,365 shares. Eastern Retail Bank has 130,282 shares. Whittier Tru Of Nevada holds 34,363 shares or 0.46% of its portfolio.

Caterpillar has increased its dividend by an average of 6.0% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 8 consecutive years. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 0.13% stake. Parametrica Mgmt Limited has invested 0.14% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR).

Alyeska Investment Group Lp decreased Ameriprise Finl Inc (NYSE:AMP) stake by 170,812 shares to 478,286 valued at $81.06 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced its holding in Cvs Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) by 71,501 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 81,319 shares, and cut its stake in Visa Inc Cl A (NYSE:V). The insider FRIEDLAND JONATHAN sold 2,011 shares worth $437,545. Also, insider Thomas A. Pellette sold 95,199 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 31st. $3.01 million worth of Netflix, Inc.

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