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Caterpillar Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.49 (-0.85 %)
(As of 11/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $173.59
50-Day Range
MA: $167.19
52-Week Range
Now: $173.59
Volume2.06 million shs
Average Volume4.00 million shs
Market Capitalization$94.30 billion
P/E Ratio28.88
Dividend Yield2.35%
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: 4.2Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.41 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$16.00 per share
Book Value$27.60 per share


Net Income$6.09 billion


Market Cap$94.30 billion
Next Earnings Date1/29/2021 (Estimated)
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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Caterpillar's stock price 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 72.4% and is now trading at $173.59.
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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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Caterpillar?

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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) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 27th. The industrial products company reported $1.34 EPS 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 net margin of 7.60% and a return on equity of 25.24%. Caterpillar's revenue for the quarter was down 22.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.66 EPS.
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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. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 26th will be paid a dividend of $1.03 per share on Friday, November 20th. This represents a $4.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 23rd.
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What price target have analysts set for CAT?

23 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Caterpillar's stock. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $220.00. On average, they anticipate Caterpillar's share price to reach $151.06 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.0%.
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Are investors shorting Caterpillar?

Caterpillar saw a drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 6,770,000 shares, a drop of 21.6% from the October 15th total of 8,640,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,470,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.3% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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)
  • Mr. G. Michael Marvel, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 58)
  • 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 54)
  • Ms. Suzette M. Long, Chief Legal Officer, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 54)

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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (7.92%), BlackRock Inc. (6.57%), Sanders Capital LLC (1.16%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.10%), Morgan Stanley (0.80%) and Nuveen Asset Management LLC (0.77%). 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 State Street Corp, LSV Asset Management, BlackRock Inc., State of Tennessee Treasury Department, American International Group Inc., Aptus Capital Advisors LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, and Charles Schwab Investment Management 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 major investors are buying Caterpillar stock?

CAT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Boston Partners, Congress Asset Management Co. MA, TD Asset Management Inc., AMF Pensionsforsakring AB, Fisher Asset Management LLC, and Artemis Investment Management LLP.
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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 $173.59.

How big of a company is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has a market capitalization of $94.30 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 12/1/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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