State Street Corp cut its position in shares of Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) by 2.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 52,445,715 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,153,642 shares during the period. State Street Corp owned 0.09% of Caterpillar worth $4,864,872,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Country Club Trust Company n.a. purchased a new stake in Caterpillar during the first quarter worth approximately $761,000. National Pension Service increased its stake in Caterpillar by 4.1% in the first quarter. National Pension Service now owns 434,551 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $40,509,000 after buying an additional 16,957 shares during the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its stake in Caterpillar by 39.9% in the first quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 4,029 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $373,000 after buying an additional 1,150 shares during the last quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI increased its stake in Caterpillar by 6.4% in the first quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI now owns 2,500 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $232,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stillwater Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Caterpillar by 0.8% in the first quarter. Stillwater Investment Management LLC now owns 17,040 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $1,581,000 after buying an additional 128 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.53% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) traded up 0.05% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $113.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 696,184 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $66.90 billion, a PE ratio of 632.46 and a beta of 1.25. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $109.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $101.06. Caterpillar, Inc. has a 52 week low of $79.93 and a 52 week high of $115.46.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The industrial products company reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.23. Caterpillar had a return on equity of 18.52% and a net margin of 0.27%. The company had revenue of $11.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.96 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.09 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Caterpillar, Inc. will post $5.24 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, August 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.78 per share. This is a positive change from Caterpillar’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.77. This represents a $3.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 18th. Caterpillar’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 2,080.00%.

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A number of analysts have commented on CAT shares. BidaskClub upgraded Caterpillar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. Axiom Securities reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Caterpillar in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Caterpillar in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Caterpillar to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $123.00 target price on Caterpillar and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Caterpillar presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $107.15.

In other Caterpillar news, Director William A. Osborn sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.67, for a total transaction of $568,350.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Suzette M. Long sold 13,859 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $114.30, for a total value of $1,584,083.70. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 18,188 shares in the company, valued at $2,078,888.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 201,471 shares of company stock worth $22,979,332. Corporate insiders own 0.15% of the company’s stock.

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