Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Closes 0.66% Down on the Day for December 31

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Dow Jones component Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) saw its stock move -0.66% to $68.24, representing a per-share move of $0.45, on volume of 2.86 million shares for Thursday.

Caterpillar Inc. currently has a total float of 582.23 million shares and moves 5.88 million a day, on average. The stock opened at $68.45 on December 31 and traded between a low of $68.15 and a high of $69.10. The stock now has a 50-day SMA of $70.00 and 200-day SMA of $76.56, and it has a high of $93.57 and low of $62.99 over the last year. Its P/E ratio is 14.2 and its P/B ratio is 2.5.

Caterpillar Inc is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Company is also a U.S. exporter.

Based out of Peoria, IL, Caterpillar Inc. has 108,922 employees and is helmed by CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman.

For a deeper dive into the fundamentals of Caterpillar Inc., check out’s E.V.A. report for CAT.


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