Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Falls 2.9% for February 08

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One of the S&P 500’s big losers for Monday February 08 was Caterpillar Inc. (CAT). The company’s stock fell 2.9% to $64.20 on volume of 4.86 million shares.

The stock opened the day at 65.42 and traded between a low of $63.66 and a high of $65.64. The stock finished the day down $1.92 per share. Caterpillar Inc. has an average daily volume of 7.03 million and a total float of 582.23 million shares. The 50-day SMA for Caterpillar Inc. is $64.82 and its 200-day SMA is $73.55. The high for the stock over the last 52 weeks is $89.62 and the low is $56.36.

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.

Caterpillar Inc. is centered in Peoria, IL, and has 108,922 employees. Today’s trading day leaves the company with a market cap of $37.38 billion. The company has a P/S ratio of n/a, P/B ratio of 2.35, and a 13.7.

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