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Caterpillar Stock Forecast, Price & News

-5.94 (-2.68 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $215.88
50-Day Range
MA: $196.42
52-Week Range
Now: $215.88
Volume3.98 million shs
Average Volume3.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$117.72 billion
P/E Ratio35.92
Dividend Yield1.86%
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Construction machinery
Sub-IndustryConstruction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks
Year Founded1925



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$53.80 billion
Cash Flow$17.86 per share
Book Value$26.59 per share


Net Income$6.09 billion


Market Cap$117.72 billion
Next Earnings Date4/27/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.58 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

4th out of 396 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 -
-5.94 (-2.68 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Caterpillar a buy right now?

25 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Caterpillar in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research 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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Are investors shorting Caterpillar?

Caterpillar saw a decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 4,460,000 shares, a decrease of 41.0% from the January 14th total of 7,560,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,960,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, 0.8% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Caterpillar's next earnings date?

Caterpillar is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 27th 2021.
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How were Caterpillar's earnings last quarter?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) issued its earnings results on Thursday, January, 28th. The industrial products company reported $2.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.63. The industrial products company had revenue of $11.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.24 billion. Caterpillar had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.24% and a net margin of 7.60%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 14.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.63 earnings per share.
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How has Caterpillar's stock price 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 (WHO). Since then, CAT shares have increased by 114.4% and is now trading at $215.88.
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How often does Caterpillar pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Caterpillar?

Caterpillar announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 20th will be given a dividend of $1.03 per share on Friday, February 19th. This represents a $4.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.91%. 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 1.86%. 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 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Caterpillar's shares. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $237.00. On average, they anticipate Caterpillar's stock price to reach $177.79 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 17.6%.
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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) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Denise C. Johnson, Group Pres of Resource Industries (Age 55, Pay $1.89M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Bob De Lange, Group Pres of Services, Distribution & Digital (Age 51, Pay $1.86M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Joseph E. Creed, Group Pres (Age 45) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Anthony D. Fassino, Group Pres
  • Mr. G. Michael Marvel, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Karl E. Weiss, CTO and VP of Innovation & Technology Devel. Division (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Jamie Engstrom, VP of Global Information Services Division & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Jennifer K. Driscoll, Director of Investor Relations (Age 55)

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.

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).

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.55%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.40%), Northern Trust Corp (1.23%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.14%), FMR LLC (1.11%) and Primecap Management Co. CA (0.94%). 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 institutional investors are selling Caterpillar stock?

CAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American International Group Inc., Primecap Management Co. CA, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Van ECK Associates Corp, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.. 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 institutional investors are buying Caterpillar stock?

CAT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, FMR LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Morgan Stanley, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Fisher Asset Management 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.
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What is Caterpillar's stock price today?

One share of CAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $215.88.

How much money does Caterpillar make?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $117.72 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.

How many employees does Caterpillar have?

Caterpillar employs 102,300 workers across the globe.

When was Caterpillar founded?

Caterpillar was founded in 1925.

What is Caterpillar's official website?

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

Where are Caterpillar's headquarters?

Caterpillar is headquartered at 510 Lake Cook Road Suite 100, Deerfield IL, 60015.

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 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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