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

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT): $242.23

2.16 (+0.90%)

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  • CAT scores best on the Sentiment dimension, with a Sentiment rank ahead of 89.26% of US stocks.
  • CAT's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving down over the last 206 days.
  • CAT ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 52nd percentile.

CAT Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $131,501,590,647, Caterpillar Inc has a greater market value than 98.35% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for CAT is 2.59 -- better than 81.43% of US stocks.
  • Caterpillar Inc's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.9% of US equities in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CAT, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are IBM, SNY, RTX, TOT, and DEO.
  • CAT's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Caterpillar Inc's official web site, go to

CAT Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CAT, see our CAT price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $234.68 Average Broker Recommendation 1.8 (Moderate Buy)

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CAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $242.23 52-week high $245.78
Prev. close $240.07 52-week low $104.28
Day low $240.08 Volume 2,041,600
Day high $243.35 Avg. volume 3,227,641
50-day MA $230.33 Dividend yield 1.7%
200-day MA $185.12 Market Cap 132.69B

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:
$242.23$69.82 -69%

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 28th 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. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Caterpillar Inc ended up being:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 5.56 years comes in at 0.01%; that's greater than just 24.04% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • 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 just 11.11% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 9. This value is greater than merely 6.64% stocks in the Industrials sector that generate free cash flow.

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

ADP, TDG, ADT, CSWI, and GNRC can be thought of as valuation peers to CAT, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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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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CAT Price Returns

1-mo 4.27%
3-mo N/A
6-mo 42.30%
1-year 129.76%
3-year 70.72%
5-year 291.23%
YTD 34.39%
2020 26.97%
2019 19.51%
2018 -17.56%
2017 75.03%
2016 42.11%

CAT Dividends

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