|Bid||134.80 x 1200|
|Ask||135.20 x 1300|
|Day's Range||132.52 - 135.11|
|52 Week Range||87.50 - 150.55|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.09|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.02|
|Earnings Date||Oct. 27, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.12 (3.07%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jul. 17, 2020|
|1y Target Est||138.55|
U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated to its highest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in July as orders increased despite a resurgence in new COVID-19 infections, which is raising fears about the sustainability of a budding economic recovery. The upbeat survey from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) on Monday, however, likely overstates the health of the manufacturing sector. Caterpillar Inc last week reported lower second-quarter earnings.
CAT earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2020.
The Nasdaq jumped more than 1% on Friday, powered by strong earnings from some of the largest U.S. companies, but the Dow and S&P finished with smaller gains as uncertainty about the government's next round of coronavirus aid kept economic worries on the radar. Apple Inc shares surged 10.5% to close at a record $425.04 in the wake of blowout quarterly results and a four-for-one stock split announcement. Google parent Alphabet Inc fell 3.3% though, the biggest drag on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, as it posted the first quarterly sales dip in its 16 years as a public company.