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Caterpillar Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.38 (+1.54 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $157.05
50-Day Range
MA: $155.91
52-Week Range
Now: $157.05
Volume4.38 million shs
Average Volume3.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$85.04 billion
P/E Ratio26.13
Dividend Yield2.73%
Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines. Its Construction Industries segment offers asphalt pavers, compactors, cold planers, feller bunchers, harvesters, motorgraders, pipelayers, road reclaimers, skidders, telehandlers, and utility vehicles; backhoe, knuckleboom, compact track, multi-terrain, skid steer, and track-type loaders; forestry and wheel excavators; and site prep and track-type tractors. The company's Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels, draglines, rotary drills, hard rock vehicles, track-type tractors, mining trucks, longwall miners, wheel loaders, off-highway and articulated trucks, wheel tractor scrapers, wheel dozers, landfill and soil compactors, machinery components, autonomous vehicles and solutions, select work tools, and hard rock continuous mining systems. Its Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engine powered generator sets; reciprocating engines and integrated systems for the power generation, marine, oil, and gas industries; turbines, centrifugal gas compressors, and related services; remanufactured reciprocating engines and components; and diesel-electric locomotives and components, and other rail-related products. The company's Financial Products segment provides operating and finance leases, installment sale contracts, working capital loans, and wholesale financing; and insurance and risk management. Its All Other operating segment manufactures filters and fluids, undercarriage, ground engaging tools, fluid transfer products, precision seals, and rubber sealing and connecting components; parts distribution; integrated logistics solutions and distribution services; and digital investments services. The company was formerly known as Caterpillar Tractor Co. and changed its name to Caterpillar Inc. in 1986. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.99 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Construction machinery
Sub-IndustryConstruction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$53.80 billion
Cash Flow$16.73 per share
Book Value$27.69 per share


Net Income$6.09 billion


Market Cap$85.04 billion
Next Earnings Date1/29/2021 (Estimated)
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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Caterpillar's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Caterpillar's stock was trading at $100.69 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CAT stock has increased by 56.0% and is now trading at $157.05.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Caterpillar?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Caterpillar in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Caterpillar's next earnings date?

Caterpillar is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, January 29th 2021.
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How were Caterpillar's earnings last quarter?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 27th. The industrial products company reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.19. The industrial products company had revenue of $9.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.78 billion. Caterpillar had a return on equity of 25.24% and a net margin of 7.60%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 22.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.66 earnings per share.
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How often does Caterpillar pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Caterpillar?

Caterpillar announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 14th. Investors of record on Monday, October 26th will be given a dividend of $1.03 per share on Friday, November 20th. This represents a $4.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.62%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 23rd.
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What price target have analysts set for CAT?

23 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Caterpillar's stock. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $220.00. On average, they anticipate Caterpillar's share price to reach $149.11 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.1%.
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Has Caterpillar been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about CAT stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Caterpillar earned a coverage optimism score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting Caterpillar?

Caterpillar saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 8,640,000 shares, an increase of 27.8% from the September 30th total of 6,760,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,170,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.7 days. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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Who are some of Caterpillar's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Caterpillar own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Caterpillar investors own include The Boeing (BA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), The Walt Disney (DIS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Netflix (NFLX).

Who are Caterpillar's key executives?

Caterpillar's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. D. James Umpleby III, Chairman & CEO (Age 62, Pay $4.2M)
  • Mr. Andrew R. J. Bonfield, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57, Pay $2.03M)
  • Mr. William P. Ainsworth, Group Pres of Energy & Transportation (Age 63, Pay $1.53M)
  • Ms. Denise C. Johnson, Group Pres of Resource Industries (Age 54, Pay $1.89M)
  • Mr. Bob De Lange, Group Pres of Services, Distribution & Digital (Age 50, Pay $1.86M)

What is Caterpillar's stock symbol?

Caterpillar trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CAT."

Who are Caterpillar's major shareholders?

Caterpillar's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Prudential PLC (0.09%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.08%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.08%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.07%), Toronto Dominion Bank (0.06%) and Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.06%). Company insiders that own Caterpillar stock include Denise C Johnson, Gary Michael Marvel, Lange Bob De, Suzette M Long and William P Ainsworth.
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Which major investors are selling Caterpillar stock?

CAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Aptus Capital Advisors LLC, Prudential PLC, Axel Capital Management LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, and Ziegler Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Caterpillar company stock in the last year include Denise C Johnson, Gary Michael Marvel, Lange Bob De, and William P Ainsworth.
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Which major investors are buying Caterpillar stock?

CAT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Artemis Investment Management LLP, Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., ARK Investment Management LLC, Foundry Partners LLC, Transform Wealth LLC, and Assenagon Asset Management S.A..
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How do I buy shares of Caterpillar?

Shares of CAT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Caterpillar's stock price today?

One share of CAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $157.05.

How big of a company is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $85.04 billion and generates $53.80 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $6.09 billion in net income (profit) each year or $11.06 on an earnings per share basis. Caterpillar employs 102,300 workers across the globe.

What is Caterpillar's official website?

The official website for Caterpillar is www.caterpillar.com.

How can I contact Caterpillar?

Caterpillar's mailing address is 510 Lake Cook Road Suite 100, Deerfield IL, 60015. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 224-551-4000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 10/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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