Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT): Price and Financial Metrics

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT)

Today's Latest Price: $157.05 USD

2.38 (1.54%)

Updated Oct 30 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 60 in Industrial - Machinery

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CAT Stock Summary

  • Caterpillar Inc's market capitalization of $83,754,821,955 is ahead of 97.88% of US-listed equities.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for CAT is 3.38 -- better than 84.69% of US stocks.
  • CAT's went public 34.85 years ago, making it older than 92.8% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CAT, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ZTS, GSK, SYK, IBM, and DE.
  • CAT's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Caterpillar Inc's official web site, go to

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CAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $157.05 52-week high $171.26
Prev. close $154.67 52-week low $87.50
Day low $153.04 Volume 4,375,326
Day high $157.29 Avg. volume 4,057,175
50-day MA $152.79 Dividend yield 2.66%
200-day MA $131.39 Market Cap 85.04B

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Company Bio

Caterpillar is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. The company was founded in 1925 and is based in Peoria, Illinois.

CAT Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$157.05$64.1 -58%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for CAT, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Caterpillar Inc ranked in the 26th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 57.33%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for CAT, they are:

  • In the past 5.47 years, Caterpillar Inc has a compound free cash flow growth rate of -0.04%; that's higher than only 15.93% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Industrials sector.
  • Caterpillar Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than merely 7.51% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • CAT's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than merely 7.51% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as CAT, try DCO, HSII, ROK, SYEV, and UPS.

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Latest CAT News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Caterpillar Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CAT as an investment opportunity.

Power Generator Product Market Trends, Opportunities and Industry Forecast 2020-2026 |( Caterpillar, Cummins, Generac Holdings)

LOS ANGELES, United States: The report is an all-inclusive research study of the global Power Generator Product market taking into account the growth factors, recent trends, developments, opportunities, and competitive landscape. The market analysts and researchers have done extensive analysis

OpenPR | October 1, 2020

Nike Leads Best Stocks In The Dow In September

The best-performing stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in rough September for the stock markets include Nike, Caterpillar, Intel and McDonald's.

The Street | September 30, 2020

M&S has launched a festive Colin cake for Christmas 2020 and it's the cutest

This isn't just any Colin the Caterpillar…

Evening Standard | September 30, 2020

Woman is crushed to death by a tractor while laying on a beach in California

The woman may have been asleep when the Caterpillar tractor ran over her at about 10am near a jetty at Oceanside Harbor, north of San Diego.

Daily Mail Online | September 29, 2020

Big Comeback For Apple, Netflix, And Other Big Tech Names Softens Some Of The Pain

A rally in the wilting Tech sector prevented a complete Monday washout. Still, at the end of the day, the week is off to a rough start as concerns about the virus, politics, and banks ganged up on most of Wall Street. That turnaround in Tech does raise some hopes going into Tuesday. Consider keeping an eye on futures trading overnight to get a sense of whether any of that strength can flow into tomorrow’s open. Having the Nasdaq (COMP) go positive at one point in the last few minutes was quite a statement, even if COMP couldn’t hold those gains at the close. The area the market depended on so much during the long rally (Tech) came back, with stocks like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ), QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM ), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) all ...

Benzinga | September 21, 2020

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CAT Price Returns

1-mo 5.94%
3-mo 18.91%
6-mo 43.57%
1-year 17.40%
3-year 25.25%
5-year 149.97%
YTD 9.55%
2019 19.51%
2018 -17.56%
2017 75.03%
2016 42.11%
2015 -22.97%

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Caterpillar Inc (CAT) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Caterpillar Inc (CAT) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Caterpillar Inc (CAT) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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