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Caterpillar Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.13 (-0.07 %)
(As of 01/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $187.21
50-Day Range
MA: $185.77
52-Week Range
Now: $187.21
Volume2.31 million shs
Average Volume3.29 million shs
Market Capitalization$101.70 billion
P/E Ratio31.15
Dividend Yield2.20%
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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Overall MarketRank

2.58 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

2nd out of 397 stocks

Construction Machinery Industry

1st out of 11 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Construction machinery
Sub-IndustryConstruction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$53.80 billion
Cash Flow$15.48 per share
Book Value$26.59 per share


Net Income$6.09 billion


Market Cap$101.70 billion
Next Earnings Date1/29/2021 (Confirmed)
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(As of 01/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Caterpillar's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Caterpillar's stock was trading at $100.69 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CAT shares have increased by 85.9% and is now trading at $187.21.
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Is Caterpillar a buy right now?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Caterpillar in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Caterpillar stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CAT, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Caterpillar?

Wall Street analysts have given Caterpillar a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Caterpillar wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Jim Umpleby's approval rating as Caterpillar's CEO?

742 employees have rated Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby on Glassdoor.com. Jim Umpleby has an approval rating of 80% among Caterpillar's employees.

When is Caterpillar's next earnings date?

Caterpillar is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, January 29th 2021.
View our earnings forecast for Caterpillar

How can I listen to Caterpillar's earnings call?

Caterpillar will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, January 29th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Caterpillar's earnings last quarter?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 27th. The industrial products company reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' 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 trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.24% and a net margin of 7.60%. The company's revenue was down 22.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.66 EPS.
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How often does Caterpillar pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Caterpillar?

Caterpillar declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 9th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 20th will be paid a dividend of $1.03 per share on Friday, February 19th. This represents a $4.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.20%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 19th.
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Is Caterpillar a good dividend stock?

Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.20%. Caterpillar has been increasing its dividend for 28 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Caterpillar is 37.25%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Caterpillar will have a dividend payout ratio of 54.28% next year. This indicates that Caterpillar will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for CAT?

25 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Caterpillar's shares. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $230.00. On average, they expect Caterpillar's share price to reach $166.26 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.2%.
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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 63, Pay $4.2M)
  • Mr. Andrew R. J. Bonfield, Chief Financial Officer (Age 58, Pay $2.03M)
  • Ms. Denise C. Johnson, Group Pres of Resource Industries (Age 55, Pay $1.89M)
  • Mr. Bob De Lange, Group Pres of Services, Distribution & Digital (Age 51, Pay $1.86M)
  • Mr. G. Michael Marvel, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Karl E. Weiss, CTO and VP of Innovation & Technology Devel. Division
  • Ms. Jamie Engstrom, VP of Global Information Services Division & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Jennifer K. Driscoll, Director of Investor Relations (Age 55)
  • Ms. Suzette M. Long, Chief Legal Officer, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 55)
  • Elisebeth B. Collins, Chief Compliance Officer

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Capital Wealth Planning LLC (0.14%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.13%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (0.09%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.09%), Strs Ohio (0.08%) and Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.08%). 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 Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Axel Capital Management LLC, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Avantax Advisory Services Inc., Transform Wealth LLC, New York State Teachers Retirement System, and KG&L 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, Suzette M Long, and William P Ainsworth.
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Which major investors are buying Caterpillar stock?

CAT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cadinha & Co. LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Capital Wealth Planning LLC, Clark Capital Management Group Inc., Polaris Wealth Advisory Group LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Retirement Systems of Alabama, and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.
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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 WeBull, 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 $187.21.

How big of a company is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $101.70 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 1/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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