NYSE: CAT
Caterpillar Inc Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for CAT

Based on 14 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Caterpillar Inc.
Min Forecast
$120.00-28.37%
Avg Forecast
$153.36-8.46%
Max Forecast
$220.00+31.32%

Should I buy or sell CAT stock?

Buy
Strong Buy
5 analysts 33.33%
Buy
0 analysts 0.00%
Hold
9 analysts 60.00%
Sell
0 analysts 0.00%
Strong Sell
1 analysts 6.67%

Forecast return on equity

Is CAT forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
44.61%
Industry
39.41%
Market
-1.26%
CAT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 4 years (44.61%); analysts are confident in the firm's ability to efficiently generate return on equity
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Forecast return on assets

Is CAT forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
8.03%
Industry
9.40%
Market
11.45%
CAT is forecast to generate lower Return on Assets (8.03%) than the US Industrials industry average (9.40%)
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CAT earnings per share forecast

What is CAT's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$5.23-30.79%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$7.14-5.45%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$8.96+18.73%
CAT's earnings are forecast to grow at a rate of 5.99% per year, which is not exceptional
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CAT revenue forecast

What is CAT's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$41.4B-11.08%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$44.6B-4.17%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$47.8B+2.67%
CAT's revenue is forecast to grow at a rate of 0.89% per year, which is not exceptional
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CAT earnings growth forecast

How is CAT forecast to perform vs Industrials companies and vs the US market?
Company
5.99%
Industry
30.15%
Market
14.77%
CAT's earnings are forecast to grow slower (5.99% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (30.15%)
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CAT's earnings are forecast to grow slower (5.99% per year) than the US market average (14.77%)
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CAT revenue growth forecast

How is CAT forecast to perform vs Industrials companies and vs the US market?
Company
0.89%
Industry
1.45%
Market
5.69%
CAT's revenues are forecast to grow slower (0.89% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (1.45%)
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CAT's revenues are forecast to grow slower (0.89% per year) than the US market average (5.69%)
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Caterpillar Stock Forecast FAQ

The consensus among 15 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: CAT) stock is to Buy CAT stock.

Out of 15 analysts, 5 (33.33%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Buy, 0 (0.00%) are recommending CAT as a Buy, 9 (60.00%) are recommending CAT as a Hold, 0 (0.00%) are recommending CAT as a Sell, and 1 (6.67%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Sell.
According to 14 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year CAT price target, the average CAT price target is $153.36, with the highest CAT stock price forecast at $220.00 and the lowest CAT stock price forecast at $120.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Caterpillar's share price could fall to $153.36 by Oct 16, 2021. The average Caterpillar stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of 8.46% from the current CAT share price of $167.53.
(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 5.99% is not forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 30.15%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 14.77%.

Caterpillar's earnings in 2020 is $4,142,000,000.On average, 11 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2020 to be $2,831,967,610, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $2,666,401,424, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $3,062,026,026. On average, 11 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2021 to be $3,868,558,262, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $3,143,318,752, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $4,807,109,885.

In 2022, CAT is forecast to generate $4,858,053,327 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $3,761,143,472 and the highest earnings forecast at $6,075,276,416.
(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 0.89% is not forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 1.45%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 5.69%.

Caterpillar's revenue in 2020 is $46,534,000,000.On average, 9 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2020 to be $22,424,008,378,454, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $21,486,789,413,929, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $22,954,139,383,091. On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2021 to be $24,168,091,794,949, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $22,583,330,741,119, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $25,115,658,781,587.

In 2022, CAT is forecast to generate $25,891,532,820,417 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $24,307,300,169,308 and the highest revenue forecast at $26,785,275,892,939.
(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $7.55. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $5.23 for 2020, with the lowest EPS forecast at $4.92, and the highest EPS forecast at $5.65. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $7.14 for 2021, with the lowest EPS forecast at $5.80, and the highest EPS forecast at $8.87. In 2022, CAT's EPS is forecast to hit $8.96 (min: $6.94, max: $11.21).
(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROE is 44.61%, which is considered strong.
(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROA is 8.03%, which is lower than the forecast US Industrials industry average of 9.40%.
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