Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Pops 5.01% for December 22

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One of the S&P 500’s big winners for Tuesday December 22 was Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) as the company’s stock climbed 5.01% to $68.51 on volume of 7.42 million shares.

The stock opened at $66.25 and saw an intraday low of $66.11 and an intraday high of $68.79. All told, the day saw a per-share gain of $3.27. The stock’s average daily volume of 7.06 million and 582.23 million shares outstanding. Caterpillar Inc. now has a 50-day SMA is $70.05 and 200-day SMA is $76.81, and it has a 52-week high of $94.66 and a 52-week low of $62.99.

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, after today’s trading, reached a market cap of $39.89 billion. Its P/S ratio is n/a, P/B ratio is 2.51, and P/FCF ratio is 11.7.

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