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Caterpillar Inc Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for CAT

Based on 12 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Caterpillar Inc.
Min Forecast
$135.00-38.36%
Avg Forecast
$221.75+1.25%
Max Forecast
$273.00+24.65%

Should I buy or sell CAT stock?

Buy
Strong Buy
5 analysts 41.67%
Buy
2 analysts 16.67%
Hold
3 analysts 25%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
2 analysts 16.67%

CAT stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDate
Nicole Deblase
Deutsche Bank
Strong BuyMaintains$273.00+24.65%2021-06-04
Stanley Elliott
Stifel Nicolaus
Strong BuyMaintains$245.00+11.87%2021-05-03
Ann Duignan
JP Morgan
Strong BuyMaintains$237.00+8.21%2021-02-25
Brett Linzey
Vertical Research
Strong BuyInitiates Coverage On$230.00+5.02%2021-01-20
Andy Casey
Wells Fargo
Strong BuyUpgrades$220.00+0.45%2020-10-16
Greg Badishkanian
Wolfe Research
BuyInitiates Coverage On$265.00+21.00%2021-04-13
Jamie Cook
Credit Suisse
BuyMaintains$235.00+7.30%2021-02-01
Steven Fisher
UBS
HoldMaintains$252.00+15.06%2021-05-12
Joel Tiss
BMO Capital
HoldMaintains$230.00+5.02%2021-04-30
Ross Gilardi
Bank of America
HoldUpgrades$135.00-38.36%2020-07-08

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Forecast return on equity

Is CAT forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
54.13%
Industry
37.31%
Market
61.34%
CAT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years (54.13%); 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
11.14%
Industry
9.95%
Market
18.93%
CAT is forecast to generate higher Return on Assets (11.14%) than the US Industrials industry average (9.95%)
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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
$9.72+54.03%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$11.91+88.67%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$13.98+121.58%
CAT's earnings are forecast to grow at an exceptional rate of 30.47% 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
$49.1B+14.12%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$55.1B+28.14%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$59.4B+38.19%
CAT's revenue is forecast to grow at a rate of 11.69% 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
30.47%
Industry
17.63%
Market
19.57%
CAT's earnings are forecast to grow faster (30.47% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (17.63%)
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CAT's earnings are forecast to grow faster (30.47% per year) than the US market average (19.57%)
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CAT's earnings are forecast to grow faster (30.47% per year) than the risk-free savings rate (1.5%)
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CAT revenue growth forecast

How is CAT forecast to perform vs Industrials companies and vs the US market?
Company
11.69%
Industry
12.66%
Market
14.55%
CAT's revenues are forecast to grow slower (11.69% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (12.66%)
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CAT's revenues are forecast to grow slower (11.69% per year) than the US market average (14.55%)
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Caterpillar Stock Forecast FAQ

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

The consensus among 12 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: CAT) stock is to Buy CAT stock.

Out of 12 analysts, 5 (41.67%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Buy, 2 (16.67%) are recommending CAT as a Buy, 3 (25%) are recommending CAT as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending CAT as a Sell, and 2 (16.67%) 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 30.47% is forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 17.63%, and and it is also forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 19.57%.

Caterpillar's earnings in 2021 is $3,436,000,000.On average, 12 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2021 to be $5,323,823,301, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $4,803,886,158, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $6,019,921,195. On average, 12 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2022 to be $6,521,124,825, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $5,795,338,147, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $7,674,167,055.

In 2023, CAT is forecast to generate $7,658,665,347 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $6,293,802,960 and the highest earnings forecast at $9,437,965,622.

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

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 11.69% is not forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 12.66%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 14.55%.

Caterpillar's revenue in 2021 is $43,000,000,000.On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2021 to be $26,878,586,610,406, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $25,973,303,302,010, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $27,634,461,938,359. On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2022 to be $30,182,759,763,935, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $29,076,065,996,613, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $32,118,037,894,656.

In 2023, CAT is forecast to generate $32,548,855,006,528 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $30,520,748,485,905 and the highest revenue forecast at $34,419,340,380,339.

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

(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROA is 11.14%, which is higher than the forecast US Industrials industry average of 9.95%.

What is CAT's Price Target?

According to 12 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year CAT price target, the average CAT price target is $221.75, with the highest CAT stock price forecast at $273.00 and the lowest CAT stock price forecast at $135.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Caterpillar's share price could stay at $221.75 by Jun 4, 2022. The average Caterpillar stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of N/A from the current CAT share price of $219.01.

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

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $6.31. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $9.72 for 2021, with the lowest EPS forecast at $8.77, and the highest EPS forecast at $10.99. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $11.91 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $10.58, and the highest EPS forecast at $14.01. In 2023, CAT's EPS is forecast to hit $13.98 (min: $11.49, max: $17.23).

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

(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROE is 54.13%, which is considered strong.
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