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Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Stock Split History

Caterpillar Inc. has split its stock 4 times since its initial public offering (IPO). The first stock split occurred on July 26, 1976 with the ratio of 3-for-2, meaning that for 2 shares of CAT owned pre-split, shareholders then owned 3 shares. 3 more splits have been implemented since then. The most recent stock split took place on July 14, 2005 on a 2-for-1 basis.

These splits have increased CAT stock's liquidity and made it more appealing to a larger group of investors. However, it's important to remember that these actions only change the number of shares and the price per share with no impact on Caterpillar Inc.'s total market capitalization.

For more detailed information of Caterpillar Inc.'s stock splits, view the table below:

CAT stock split list

Date Split Ratio
2005-07-14 2 - for - 1
1997-07-14 2 - for - 1
1994-09-06 2 - for - 1
1976-07-26 3 - for - 2

Will Caterpillar Inc. Stock Split in 2024?

The answer will depend on the decisions of the company's managers and market volatility. Caterpillar Inc. has not made an official announcement regarding whether it will enact a stock split or reverse stock split, but it has a history of doing so when CAT stock prices become too high or too low for retail investors. Therefore, the ultimate decisions will certainly be made by Caterpillar Inc.'s board of directors. Typically, no action is taken until its price per share reaches a specific threshold.

Stock Splits of Industry Leaders

Ticker Symbol Latest Split Date Split Ratio
CAT 2005-07-14 2 - for - 1
DE 2007-12-04 2 - for - 1
PCAR 2023-02-08 3 - for - 2
AGCO 1996-02-01 2 - for - 1
OSK 2005-08-29 2 - for - 1
TEX 2006-07-17 2 - for - 1
LNN 1998-06-16 3 - for - 2
WNC 1994-07-29 3 - for - 2
WNC 1994-07-29 3 - for - 2
TWI 2008-08-18 5 - for - 4
TWI 2008-08-18 5 - for - 4
ASTE 1999-01-19 2 - for - 1
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