NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is tomorrow, April 19, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 46 cents per share. At a price of $107.98 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%. The average volume for Caterpillar has been 6.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Caterpillar has a market cap of $67.07 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, above the average conglomerates industry P/E ratio of 14 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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