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Caterpillar Inc Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for CAT

Based on 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Caterpillar Inc.
Min Forecast
$245.00-26.64%
Avg Forecast
$305.00-8.67%
Max Forecast
$385.00+15.28%

Should I buy or sell CAT stock?

Based on 11 analysts offering ratings for Caterpillar Inc.
Buy
Strong Buy
3 analysts 27.27%
Buy
1 analysts 9.09%
Hold
6 analysts 54.55%
Sell
1 analysts 9.09%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

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CAT stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-02-20
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-02-12
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-02-06Find Out Why
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-02-06Find Out Why
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-02-06
Goldman Sachs
Top 3%
98
Strong BuyMaintains$357.00+6.90%2024-02-06
Morgan Stanley
Bottom 7%
7
HoldInitiates Coverage On$270.00-19.15%2024-01-08Find out why
Bernstein
Top 16%
85
HoldMaintains$245.00-26.64%2023-12-21
Stifel Nicolaus
Top 4%
97
Strong BuyMaintains$293.00-12.26%2023-12-19
HSBC
Bottom 17%
17
HoldInitiates Coverage On$250.00-25.14%2023-11-20

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Forecast return on equity

Is CAT forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
64.9%
Industry
40.25%
Market
35.47%
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Forecast return on assets

Is CAT forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
14.47%
Industry
8.97%
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Forecast Return on Assets vs Industry Forecast

CAT earnings per share forecast

What is CAT's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$21.24+4.92%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$22.55+11.43%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$22.91+13.2%
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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
$67.5B+0.68%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$69.7B+3.93%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$71.5B+6.61%
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CAT earnings growth forecast

How is CAT forecast to perform vs Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery companies and vs the US market?
Company
4.7%
Industry
-6.91%
Market
22.38%
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Savings Rate Forecast

CAT revenue growth forecast

How is CAT forecast to perform vs Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery companies and vs the US market?
Company
2.2%
Industry
-1.82%
Market
10.79%
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Market Forecast

CAT vs Agriculture Stocks

TickerPricePrice TargetUp/downsideConsensus
CAT$333.96$305.00-8.67%Buy
DE$365.05$416.56+14.11%Buy
PCAR$110.89$106.63-3.85%Buy
CNHI$11.95$14.63+22.40%Buy
AGCO$109.70$148.60+35.46%Strong Buy

Caterpillar Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Caterpillar Stock a good buy in 2024, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 11 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: CAT) stock is to Buy CAT stock.

Out of 11 analysts, 3 (27.27%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Buy, 1 (9.09%) are recommending CAT as a Buy, 6 (54.55%) are recommending CAT as a Hold, 1 (9.09%) are recommending CAT as a Sell, and 0 (0%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Sell.

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What is CAT's earnings growth forecast for 2024-2026?

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 4.7% is forecast to beat the US Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of -6.91%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 22.38%.

Caterpillar's earnings in 2024 is $10,335,000,000.On average, 14 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2024 to be $10,833,806,922, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $10,049,819,011, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $11,605,755,457. On average, 12 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2025 to be $11,505,104,224, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $10,258,977,681, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $12,595,433,065.

In 2026, CAT is forecast to generate $11,687,939,510 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $10,835,439,380 and the highest earnings forecast at $13,136,184,748.

What is CAT's revenue growth forecast for 2024-2026?

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 2.2% is forecast to beat the US Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of -1.82%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 10.79%.

Caterpillar's revenue in 2024 is $67,060,000,000.On average, 9 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2024 to be $34,441,827,068,156, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $33,236,505,341,014, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $35,201,419,936,727. On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2025 to be $35,554,424,675,844, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $32,604,729,335,539, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $36,911,913,926,532.

In 2026, CAT is forecast to generate $36,470,274,885,170 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $33,220,389,920,580 and the highest revenue forecast at $38,411,224,488,615.

What is CAT's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2024-2027?

(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROA is 14.47%, which is higher than the forecast US Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry average of 8.97%.

What is CAT's Price Target?

According to 11 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year CAT price target, the average CAT price target is $305.00, with the highest CAT stock price forecast at $385.00 and the lowest CAT stock price forecast at $245.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Caterpillar's share price could fall to $305.00 by Feb 20, 2025. The average Caterpillar stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of 8.67% from the current CAT share price of $333.96.

What is CAT's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2024-2026?

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $20.24. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $21.24 for 2024, with the lowest EPS forecast at $19.70, and the highest EPS forecast at $22.75. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $22.55 for 2025, with the lowest EPS forecast at $20.11, and the highest EPS forecast at $24.69. In 2026, CAT's EPS is forecast to hit $22.91 (min: $21.24, max: $25.75).

What is CAT's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2024-2027?

(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROE is 64.9%, which is considered strong.
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