Caterpillar Inc. (CAT - Get Report) is expected to report earnings of $2.83 a share on sales of $13.3 billion before the market opens Apr. 24, based on a FactSet survey of 22 analysts.

In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of $2.82 a share on sales of $12.9 billion.

The stock has risen 14.5% since the company last reported earnings on Jan. 28.

Quarterly estimates have fallen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.

Caterpillar is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 11.5 based on the 12-month estimates of 26 analysts surveyed by FactSet.

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