S&P 500   4,326.51
DOW   34,160.78
QQQ   341.10
S&P 500   4,326.51
DOW   34,160.78
QQQ   341.10
S&P 500   4,326.51
DOW   34,160.78
QQQ   341.10
S&P 500   4,326.51
DOW   34,160.78
QQQ   341.10

Caterpillar Stock Competitors

-2.12 (-0.99%)
(As of 01/27/2022 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
3.68 million shs
Average Volume
4.06 million shs
Market Capitalization
$114.77 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Vs. DE, PCAR, CMI, WAB, TTC, AGCO, OSK, TEX, TRN, and FSS

Should you be buying Caterpillar stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Caterpillar include Deere & Company (DE), PACCAR (PCAR), Cummins (CMI), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB), Toro (TTC), AGCO (AGCO), Oshkosh (OSK), Terex (TEX), Trinity Industries (TRN), and Federal Signal (FSS). These companies are all part of the "construction & farm machinery & heavy trucks" industry.

Caterpillar vs.

PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) and Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) are both large-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, institutional ownership, valuation, community ranking, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

PACCAR presently has a consensus price target of $101.54, indicating a potential upside of 8.92%. Caterpillar has a consensus price target of $240.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.12%. Given Caterpillar's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Caterpillar is more favorable than PACCAR.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
11 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Caterpillar has higher revenue and earnings than PACCAR. PACCAR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Caterpillar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PACCAR$18.73 billion1.73$1.30 billion$5.0118.61
Caterpillar$41.75 billion2.75$3.00 billion$9.3522.69

Caterpillar has a net margin of 10.64% compared to PACCAR's net margin of 7.80%. Caterpillar's return on equity of 34.41% beat PACCAR's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PACCAR 7.80% 16.01% 6.14%
Caterpillar 10.64% 34.41% 7.02%

PACCAR has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Caterpillar has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Caterpillar received 595 more outperform votes than PACCAR when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.19% of users gave Caterpillar an outperform vote while only 55.20% of users gave PACCAR an outperform vote.

PACCAROutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
CaterpillarOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

PACCAR pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. PACCAR pays out 27.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Caterpillar pays out 47.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. PACCAR has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Caterpillar has increased its dividend for 28 consecutive years. Caterpillar is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

62.5% of PACCAR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of Caterpillar shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of PACCAR shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Caterpillar shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, PACCAR had 16 more articles in the media than Caterpillar. MarketBeat recorded 34 mentions for PACCAR and 18 mentions for Caterpillar. PACCAR's average media sentiment score of 0.39 beat Caterpillar's score of 0.32 indicating that PACCAR is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
4 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
14 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
3 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
8 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)


Caterpillar beats PACCAR on 16 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CAT and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) vs. Its Competitors

TypeCaterpillarConstruction machinery IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$114.77B$18.24B$7.08B$14.63B
Dividend Yield2.07%1.77%2.33%3.57%
P/E Ratio22.6921.8323.4120.88
Price / Sales2.751.4152.6921.40
Price / Cash20.7817.0544.7783.09
Price / Book7.522.654.3911.09
Net Income$3.00B$415.96M$271.83M$427.33M
7 Day Performance-0.90%-2.31%-3.02%-2.02%
1 Month Performance2.69%-6.27%-7.26%-7.33%
1 Year Performance15.10%5.27%7.95%9.39%

Caterpillar Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Deere & Company
2.9529 of 5 stars
+33.9%$115.87B$44.02B19.8075,600Analyst Revision
2.9131 of 5 stars
-3.3%$32.36B$18.73B18.6126,000Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
3.223 of 5 stars
-6.3%$32.05B$19.81B14.7257,825Upcoming Earnings
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies
2.7048 of 5 stars
2.6681 of 5 stars
-1.7%$9.83B$3.96B24.909,520Options Volume
3.2651 of 5 stars
+10.3%$8.48B$9.15B11.4521,400Dividend Announcement
High Trading Volume
3.2481 of 5 stars
+25.2%$7.52B$7.74B16.4914,400Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
2.9992 of 5 stars
Trinity Industries
3.0881 of 5 stars
-4.9%$2.74B$2.00B-43.266,375Short Interest ↑
Federal Signal
2.5415 of 5 stars
+15.6%$2.32B$1.13B21.983,500Short Interest ↓
Alamo Group
2.4515 of 5 stars
-3.0%$1.68B$1.16B24.223,990News Coverage
2.8498 of 5 stars
-14.9%$1.61B$3.83B8.379,600Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Astec Industries
2.7881 of 5 stars
3.1548 of 5 stars
Greenbrier Companies
2.8865 of 5 stars
Wabash National
2.6548 of 5 stars
+13.6%$956.89M$1.48B31.195,800Upcoming Earnings
Douglas Dynamics
3.1215 of 5 stars
2.2331 of 5 stars
+37.2%$617.42M$1.44B39.164,200High Trading Volume
Titan International
1.7015 of 5 stars
Miller Industries
1.6981 of 5 stars
N/A-22.9%$357.51M$651.29M13.991,280Short Interest ↓
Commercial Vehicle Group
2.3448 of 5 stars
Twin Disc
1.7015 of 5 stars
N/A+28.0%$147.14M$218.58M-9.49806Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
FreightCar America
1.4515 of 5 stars
This page was last updated on 1/28/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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