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Caterpillar Inc Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for CAT

Based on 13 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Caterpillar Inc.
Min Forecast
$130.00-33.2%
Avg Forecast
$175.46-9.84%
Max Forecast
$220.00+13.04%

Should I buy or sell CAT stock?

Buy
Strong Buy
5 analysts 33.33%
Buy
0 analysts 0%
Hold
9 analysts 60%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
1 analysts 6.67%

Forecast return on equity

Is CAT forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
51.86%
Industry
33.55%
Market
62.25%
CAT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 4 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
10.13%
Industry
9.4%
Market
19.66%
CAT is forecast to generate higher Return on Assets (10.13%) than the US Industrials industry average (9.4%)
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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
$7.59+24.43%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$9.86+61.6%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$12.10+98.31%
CAT's earnings are forecast to grow at an exceptional rate of 25.67% per year
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CAT revenue forecast

What is CAT's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$45.5B+4.2%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$49.5B+13.3%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$55.2B+26.42%
CAT's revenue is forecast to grow at a rate of 7.68% 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
25.67%
Industry
16.74%
Market
20.47%
CAT's earnings are forecast to grow faster (25.67% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (16.74%)
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CAT's earnings are forecast to grow faster (25.67% per year) than the US market average (20.47%)
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CAT's earnings are forecast to grow faster (25.67% per year) than the risk-free savings rate (1.1%)
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CAT revenue growth forecast

How is CAT forecast to perform vs Industrials companies and vs the US market?
Company
7.68%
Industry
7.7%
Market
14.48%
CAT's revenues are forecast to grow slower (7.68% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (7.7%)
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CAT's revenues are forecast to grow slower (7.68% per year) than the US market average (14.48%)
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Caterpillar Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Caterpillar Stock a good buy in 2020, according to Wall Street analysts?

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%) are recommending CAT as a Buy, 9 (60%) are recommending CAT as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending CAT as a Sell, and 1 (6.67%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Sell.

What is CAT's Price Target?

According to 13 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year CAT price target, the average CAT price target is $175.46, with the highest CAT stock price forecast at $220.00 and the lowest CAT stock price forecast at $130.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Caterpillar's share price could fall to $175.46 by Jan 15, 2022. The average Caterpillar stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of 9.84% from the current CAT share price of $194.62.

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

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 25.67% is forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 16.74%, and and it is also forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 20.47%.

Caterpillar's earnings in 2020 is $3,316,000,000.On average, 12 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2021 to be $4,110,034,904, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $3,173,228,530, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $4,878,974,241. On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2022 to be $5,337,901,063, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $3,871,772,011, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $6,227,325,613.

In 2023, CAT is forecast to generate $6,550,442,586 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $6,091,948,969 and the highest earnings forecast at $6,915,038,963.

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

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 7.68% is not forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 7.7%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 14.48%.

Caterpillar's revenue in 2020 is $43,657,000,000.On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2021 to be $24,634,383,352,419, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $22,463,734,210,788, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $25,397,719,720,387. On average, 6 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2022 to be $26,784,482,861,035, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $24,207,423,287,748, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $28,208,160,504,900.

In 2023, CAT is forecast to generate $29,886,170,249,379 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $29,022,889,637,382 and the highest revenue forecast at $30,749,450,861,375.

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

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $6.10. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $7.59 for 2021, with the lowest EPS forecast at $5.86, and the highest EPS forecast at $9.01. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $9.86 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $7.15, and the highest EPS forecast at $11.50. In 2023, CAT's EPS is forecast to hit $12.10 (min: $11.25, max: $12.77).

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

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

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

(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROA is 10.13%, which is higher than the forecast US Industrials industry average of 9.4%.
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