Caterpillar Inc. (CATR) Rises 4.12% on Mar 11

March 11, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (EPA:CATR) last traded at 126.5, representing a move of 4.12%, or 5 per share, on volume of 54 shares. After opening the trading day at 123, shares of Caterpillar Inc. traded in a close range. Caterpillar Inc. currently has a total float of 621.38 million shares and on average sees 118 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 82.91 and high of 141.

Euronext Paris: Driving France’s Economic Prospects

France is one of Europe’s pride not just in the tourism front but most importantly, in the corporate world. One of the main reasons that Europe is immensely growing as an economy today is France. Its trading relations with Caterpillar Inc. and other companies help both sides to grow further. The nation’s economic potentials cannot be undermined especially when they reflect in its own stable equity market.

Euronext Paris in History

Euronext Paris is part of a broader, pan-European stock exchange that stretches in five of the biggest European cities that include Paris, London, Lisbon, Brussels, and Amsterdam— the Euronext. It works with Caterpillar Inc. as well. Some of the main Euronext indices include the AEX, AScX, CAC 40, Next 150, among others.

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the Brussels Stock Exchange, and the Paris Bourse had joined together on September 22, 2000, forming the first pan-European stock exchange. Two years later, the Bolsa de Valores de Lisboa e Porto (BVLP) had joined the Euronext. The foundation of a bigger, consolidated European stock exchange signifies the efforts of the European Union (EU) to maximize its resources and leverage better growth opportunities. Nearly two decades later and the Euronext continues to live up to its founding principle and mission— to drive the European economy towards meaningful success.

The CAC 40 is the free-float market capitalization-weighted index tracking the top 40 stocks on Euronext Paris. It represents a crucial aspect of the French economy as well as that of the European economy. Caterpillar Inc. had to prove its reliability to appear at the market.

Prior to becoming a free-float market capitalization-weighted index on December 1, 2003, the CAC 40 had used to measure stocks based on overall market capitalization. Its name comes from an old automated trading system on the Euronext, CotationAssistéeenContinu.

The Index Steering Committee reviews the components of the CAC 40 every third Friday of March, June, September, and December. During these review dates, the Index Steering Committee limits the weights of each stock at 15%. The top 100 companies in terms of 12-month free-float market capitalization and share turnover are determined every quarter. From these 100 companies, the 40 most significant components are selected to make up the CAC 40.

Euronext Paris by the Numbers

As of the first quarter of 2014, the Euronext already had nearly €3 trillion of market capitalization with more than 1,000 companies.

The CAC 40 had reached an all-time high of nearly 7,000 on September 4, 2000, a few days before the establishment of the Euronext. Meanwhile, it had posted an all-time low of below 900 in January 1988.

The movement on Euronext Paris is in increments of 0.50. Stocks are weighted quarterly using a base value of 1,000, which was determined on December 31, 1987.

The margin requirement is usually 2% while the minimum trade size requirement is one index. As part of the EU, the main trading currency on Euronext Paris is euro.

Euronext Paris is one of the most influential stock exchanges not just in Europe but in the world as well. It boasts with stability and strong, long-term growth prospects. That being said, investing in Euronext Paris is a primary consideration among novice and experienced investors alike. Investors may be interested in Caterpillar Inc. stocks.

More notable recent Caterpillar Inc. (EPA:CATR) news were published by: which released: “Is Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) a Buy?” on February 23, 2018, also with their article: “Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Fundamental Valuation Report” published on March 07, 2018, published: “All 30 Dow stocks fall, led by Caterpillar and Boeing” on March 07, 2018. More interesting news about Caterpillar Inc. (EPA:CATR) were released by: and their article: “Caterpillar Announces Officer Departure” published on February 16, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Caterpillar Announces Officer Appointment” with publication date: February 19, 2018.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives for heavy and general construction, rental, quarry, aggregate, mining, waste, material handling, gas and oil, power generation, marine, rail, and industrial markets. The company has market cap of 78.60 billion EUR. The Company’s Construction Industries segment offers backhoe, compact, track-type, small and medium wheel, knuckleboom, and skid steer loaders; small and medium track-type, and site prep tractors; mini, wheel, forestry, small, medium, and large track excavators; and motorgraders, pipelayers, telehandlers, cold planers, asphalt pavers, compactors, road reclaimers, and wheel and track skidders and feller bunchers. It has a 100.4 P/E ratio. The company's Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovel, landfill and soil compactor, dragline, large wheel loader, machinery component, track and rotary drill, electronics and control system, work tool, hard rock vehicle and continuous mining system, scoop and hauler, wheel tractor scraper, large track-type tractor, and wheel dozer products; longwall, highwall, and continuous miners; and mining, off-highway, and articulated trucks.

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