As per Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) statement on 2016-10-12, it will disburse $0.77 per share in dividend. Its record date is 2016-10-24, the payout date is 2016-11-19 and the ex-dividend date is 2016-10-20.
Investors often immensely underestimate or overall overlook the significance of dividends to positive stock market investing. Many shareholders view disbursements as just a little bonus linked with purchasing stocks. Though, dividends source a major part of the incomes from stock investments. In addition, they offer investors with preservation of the buying power of their capital and market risk protection. Dividends also offer an excellent theme of analysis in the process of choosing stocks for adding in an equity portfolio.
Over the last many years, dividends have offered almost half of the market’s returns on investment. The S&P 500 performance over the earlier half century, when included dividends, is nearly twice the return of the S&P 500 performance, when discounted dividends. The outlook of doubling the overall ROI over time is pleasing to any investor. Yet, many shareholders are simply ignorant of the point that dividends play a vital role in their total return.
In FY2015 Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) disbursed dividend of $0.77. A year ago, it was $0.77, showing a difference of 13.0769%. The mean dividend, as identified by 5 years record, is $0.77, implying growth of 11.3176%.
For the period ended on 2015-12-31, Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT)’s earnings came at $1.09 per share against EPS of $0.75 a year ago. Investors will be able to know about financials for quarter ending 2016-09-30 on or around 2016-10-25. The EPS estimate is $0.74.
The provisional target price for Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is set at $80.083, a consensus price outlook of 12 calls.
Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) high estimate is realized at $98 and the lowest level estimate is $50. This wide-ranging range specify standard deviation of $12.985 in conveyed estimates.
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