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

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT)

Today's Latest Price: $194.06 USD

0.56 (-0.29%)

Updated Jan 19 7:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 88 in Industrial - Machinery

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CAT Stock Summary

  • CAT has a market capitalization of $105,728,927,037 -- more than approximately 97.95% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for CAT is 2.91 -- better than 82.51% of US stocks.
  • CAT's went public 35.07 years ago, making it older than 92.86% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Caterpillar Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be GSK, IBM, DE, DEO, and SE.
  • Visit CAT's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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CAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $194.06 52-week high $200.17
Prev. close $194.62 52-week low $87.50
Day low $193.44 Volume 2,361,100
Day high $196.11 Avg. volume 3,623,400
50-day MA $179.36 Dividend yield 2.12%
200-day MA $146.03 Market Cap 105.42B

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:
$194.06$87.57 -55%

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 34th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Caterpillar Inc, consider:

  • In the past 5.52 years, Caterpillar Inc has a compound free cash flow growth rate of 0.02%; that's higher than merely 24.69% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Industrials sector.
  • Caterpillar Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than merely 9.09% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • CAT's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than merely 9.09% 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 ADT, TIKK, TXT, CLCT, and GWW.

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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.

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Yahoo | January 17, 2021

Caterpillar (CAT) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Caterpillar (CAT) closed at $194.62, marking a -1.41% move from the previous day.

Yahoo | January 15, 2021

Caterpillar Inc. to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results on January 29

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will release fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results at 5:30 a.m. CST on Friday, January 29. The release will be available at and the full text of the news release will also be available on PR Newswire at approximately 5:30 a.m. CST. The news release will be furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) via a Current Report on Form 8-K in compliance with applicable SEC rules.

Yahoo | January 15, 2021

Caterpillar, Deere Flaunt Robotic Vehicles For Mining, Farming At CES 2021

Heavy-equipment makers Caterpillar and Deere exhibited at the virtual CES 2021 trade show to show off their technological prowess and to help with employee recruiting and partnerships.

Yahoo | January 14, 2021

Companies donated $170M to GOP election objectors: RPT

Public Citizen's Research Director Mike Tanglis joined Yahoo Finance Live to discuss how $170 million was donated by companies to GOP election objectors and what this means for these politicians moving forward. 

Yahoo | January 14, 2021

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CAT Price Returns

1-mo 7.81%
3-mo 17.25%
6-mo 43.69%
1-year N/A
3-year 23.42%
5-year 275.02%
YTD 7.18%
2020 26.97%
2019 19.51%
2018 -17.56%
2017 75.03%
2016 42.11%

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