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Caterpillar Inc Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for CAT

Based on 10 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Caterpillar Inc.
Min Forecast
$101.00-56.23%
Avg Forecast
$189.30-17.96%
Max Forecast
$237.00+2.71%

Should I buy or sell CAT stock?

Hold
Strong Buy
4 analysts 40%
Buy
1 analysts 10%
Hold
2 analysts 20%
Sell
1 analysts 10%
Strong Sell
2 analysts 20%

CAT stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDate
Ann Duignan
JP Morgan
Strong BuyMaintains$237.00+2.71%2021-02-25
Nicole Deblase
Deutsche Bank
Strong BuyMaintains$233.00+0.98%2021-02-01
Brett Linzey
Vertical Research
Strong BuyInitiates Coverage On$230.00-0.33%2021-01-20
Andy Casey
Wells Fargo
Strong BuyUpgrades$220.00-4.66%2020-10-16
Jamie Cook
Credit Suisse
BuyMaintains$235.00+1.84%2021-02-01
Joel Tiss
BMO Capital
HoldMaintains$190.00-17.66%2021-02-01
Ross Gilardi
Bank of America
HoldUpgrades$135.00-41.50%2020-07-08
Elizabeth Vermillion
CFRA
SellMaintains$101.00-56.23%2020-04-28
Courtney Yakavonis
Morgan Stanley
Strong SellMaintains$158.00-31.53%2021-02-01
Anonymous
Morgan Stanley
Strong SellMaintains$154.00-33.26%2021-01-22

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Forecast return on equity

Is CAT forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
51.86%
Industry
428,762.94%
Market
32,369.88%
CAT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years (51.86%); 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
10.18%
Industry
154,376.95%
Market
11,660.33%
CAT is forecast to generate lower Return on Assets (10.18%) than the US Industrials industry average (154,376.95%)
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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 12 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$8.09+46.73%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$10.57+91.75%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$13.13+138.29%
CAT's earnings are forecast to grow at an exceptional rate of 33.47% per year
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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
$46.1B+10.43%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$51.3B+22.85%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$56.7B+35.89%
CAT's revenue is forecast to grow at a rate of 10.7% 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
33.47%
Industry
29.08%
Market
23.13%
CAT's earnings are forecast to grow faster (33.47% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (29.08%)
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CAT's earnings are forecast to grow faster (33.47% per year) than the US market average (23.13%)
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CAT's earnings are forecast to grow faster (33.47% per year) than the risk-free savings rate (1.7%)
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CAT revenue growth forecast

How is CAT forecast to perform vs Industrials companies and vs the US market?
Company
10.7%
Industry
12.56%
Market
15.05%
CAT's revenues are forecast to grow slower (10.7% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (12.56%)
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CAT's revenues are forecast to grow slower (10.7% per year) than the US market average (15.05%)
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Caterpillar Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Caterpillar Stock a good buy in 2021, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 10 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: CAT) stock is to Hold CAT stock.

Out of 10 analysts, 4 (40%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Buy, 1 (10%) are recommending CAT as a Buy, 2 (20%) are recommending CAT as a Hold, 1 (10%) are recommending CAT as a Sell, and 2 (20%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Sell.

What is CAT's earnings growth forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 33.47% is forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 29.08%, and and it is also forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 23.13%.

Caterpillar's earnings in 2021 is $2,998,000,000.On average, 12 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2021 to be $4,392,243,218, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $3,791,942,815, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $5,155,521,106. On average, 11 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2022 to be $5,739,795,389, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $4,699,184,148, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $6,725,537,544.

In 2023, CAT is forecast to generate $7,132,981,256 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $6,383,284,825 and the highest earnings forecast at $8,138,009,079.

What is CAT's revenue growth forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 10.7% is not forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 12.56%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 15.05%.

Caterpillar's revenue in 2021 is $41,748,000,000.On average, 9 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2021 to be $25,044,885,919,154, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $24,436,300,827,623, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $26,143,218,352,809. On average, 9 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2022 to be $27,861,356,334,572, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $26,854,886,703,539, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $30,281,759,952,703.

In 2023, CAT is forecast to generate $30,818,852,254,191 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $29,711,067,126,412 and the highest revenue forecast at $31,605,924,854,601.

What is CAT's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2021-2024?

(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROA is 10.18%, which is lower than the forecast US Industrials industry average of 154,376.95%.

What is CAT's Price Target?

According to 10 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year CAT price target, the average CAT price target is $189.30, with the highest CAT stock price forecast at $237.00 and the lowest CAT stock price forecast at $101.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Caterpillar's share price could stay at $189.30 by Feb 25, 2022. The average Caterpillar stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of N/A from the current CAT share price of $230.75.

What is CAT's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $5.51. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $8.09 for 2021, with the lowest EPS forecast at $6.98, and the highest EPS forecast at $9.49. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $10.57 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $8.65, and the highest EPS forecast at $12.38. In 2023, CAT's EPS is forecast to hit $13.13 (min: $11.75, max: $14.98).

What is CAT's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2021-2024?

(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROE is 51.86%, which is considered strong.
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