PEORIA — The board of directors at Caterpillar Inc. voted Wednesday to maintain a quarterly cash dividend of 78 cents per share of common stock.

The dividend will be payable Feb. 20 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 28, according to a release from the company.

Caterpillar has paid a quarterly dividend since 1933, with equal or higher amounts every quarter for the last 24 years.

Caterpillar stock was trading at more than $148 per share Wednesday afternoon on the New York Stock Exchange, up more than 3 percent on the day congressmen announced a deal on a tax overhaul that will see federal corporate income tax rates slashed if signed into law.