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Caterpillar Inc. Common Stock (NYSE: CAT)
Caterpillar Inc. is a publicly-traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and trades under the ticker symbol CAT. Caterpillar stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow 30).
Caterpillar is a global manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. It operates in several industries, including construction, mining, agriculture, and energy. Caterpillar is subject to fluctuations in the global economy, commodity prices, and other market conditions, which can impact its financial performance and stock price.
Caterpillar Inc. Common Stock Dividend
Caterpillar has a long history of paying dividends and is currently considered a "Dividend Aristocrat", which means it has increased its dividend payout for at least 25 consecutive years. Caterpillar (CAT) currently pays a quarterly dividend of $1.20 per share.
Dividend payouts are subject to change based on a company's financial performance and decisions made by its board of directors. It is always recommended to check the latest financial reports and announcements from the company for up-to-date information on its dividend payouts.
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About Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT)
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is a Fortune 500 corporation and is the world's largest construction-equipment manufacturer.
Caterpillar designs, manufactures, markets, and sells machinery, engines, financial products, and insurance to customers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, and operates in three primary business segments: construction industries, resource industries, and energy and transportation.
Caterpillar's construction industries segment produces machines and equipment for the construction, forestry, and paving industries, including backhoe loaders, excavators, motor graders, and bulldozers. The resource industries segment produces equipment for the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas industries, such as large mining trucks, draglines, and hydraulic shovels. The energy and transportation segment produces engines, turbines, and locomotives for the power generation, marine, and rail industries.
Caterpillar has a strong global presence, with operations in more than 190 countries and a large network of dealers and distributors worldwide. The company is known for its iconic yellow brand, and its products are recognized for their quality, durability, and performance.
Caterpillar Inc. traces its origins to the 1925 merger of the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company, creating a new entity, California-based Caterpillar Tractor Company. In 1986, the company reorganized itself as a Delaware corporation under the current name, Caterpillar Inc. Its headquarters are currently located in Irving, Texas, since 2022.
Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar Inc. also licenses and markets a line of clothing and workwear boots under its Cat / Caterpillar name. Additionally, the company licenses the Cat phone brand of toughened mobile phones and rugged smartphones since 2012.
Caterpillar machinery and other company-branded products are recognizable by their trademark "Caterpillar Yellow" livery and the "CAT" logo.
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