Caterpillar (CAT)

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130.55 -0.92  -0.70% NYSE Oct 17, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PE Ratio (TTM):

870.33 for Oct. 17, 2017
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Oct. 17, 2017 870.33
Oct. 16, 2017 876.47
Oct. 13, 2017 871.40
Oct. 12, 2017 866.60
Oct. 11, 2017 857.33
Oct. 10, 2017 854.60
Oct. 9, 2017 845.87
Oct. 6, 2017 842.67
Oct. 5, 2017 842.67
Oct. 4, 2017 844.93
Oct. 3, 2017 836.73
Oct. 2, 2017 831.47
Sept. 29, 2017 831.40
Sept. 28, 2017 834.87
Sept. 27, 2017 830.13
Sept. 26, 2017 830.07
Sept. 25, 2017 828.80
Sept. 22, 2017 829.53
Sept. 21, 2017 831.93
Sept. 20, 2017 832.33
Sept. 19, 2017 831.60
Sept. 18, 2017 825.53
Sept. 15, 2017 809.13
Sept. 14, 2017 803.20
Sept. 13, 2017 797.53
Sept. 12, 2017 806.27
   
Sept. 11, 2017 792.47
Sept. 8, 2017 785.47
Sept. 7, 2017 785.13
Sept. 6, 2017 779.87
Sept. 5, 2017 788.67
Sept. 1, 2017 788.53
Aug. 31, 2017 783.27
Aug. 30, 2017 783.67
Aug. 29, 2017 773.40
Aug. 28, 2017 767.13
Aug. 25, 2017 769.00
Aug. 24, 2017 765.20
Aug. 23, 2017 765.00
Aug. 22, 2017 772.13
Aug. 21, 2017 757.33
Aug. 18, 2017 759.47
Aug. 17, 2017 754.27
Aug. 16, 2017 760.80
Aug. 15, 2017 757.67
Aug. 14, 2017 758.07
Aug. 11, 2017 752.33
Aug. 10, 2017 754.33
Aug. 9, 2017 762.27
Aug. 8, 2017 762.73
Aug. 7, 2017 764.73

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About Price to Earnings Ratio

The price to earnings ratio (PE Ratio) is the measure of the share price relative to the annual net income earned by the firm per share. PE ratio shows current investor demand for a company share. A high PE ratio generally indicates increased demand because investors anticipate earnings growth in the future. The PE ratio has units of years, which can be interpreted as the number of years of earnings to pay back purchase price.

PE ratio is often referred to as the "multiple" because it demonstrates how much an investor is willing to pay for one dollar of earnings. PE Ratios are sometimes calculated using estimations of next year's earnings per share in the denominator. When this happens, it is usually noted.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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CAT PE Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Boeing 22.68
General Electric 28.98
3M 24.83

CAT PE Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 8.301 Nov 14 2012
Maximum 876.47 Oct 16 2017
Average 71.26

CAT PE Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: pe_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("CAT", "pe_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("CAT", "pe_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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