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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
$174.00-34.23%
Avg Forecast
$229.29-13.33%
Max Forecast
$295.00+11.51%

Should I buy or sell CAT stock?

Based on 14 analysts offering ratings for Caterpillar Inc.
Buy
Strong Buy
4 analysts 28.57%
Buy
3 analysts 21.43%
Hold
5 analysts 35.71%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
2 analysts 14.29%

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CAT stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
Bank of America
Top 18%
83
Strong BuyUpgrades$295.00+11.51%2023-01-13
Wells Fargo
Top 13%
88
HoldMaintains$228.00-13.81%2023-01-10
Stifel Nicolaus
Top 14%
87
Strong BuyMaintains$271.00+2.44%2022-12-19
Morgan Stanley
Bottom 14%
14
Strong SellMaintains$190.00-28.18%2022-12-14
UBS
Top 18%
83
HoldDowngrades$230.00-13.06%2022-10-31
Morgan Stanley
Bottom 16%
16
Strong SellMaintains$174.00-34.23%2022-10-28
Credit Suisse
Bottom 9%
9
BuyMaintains$255.00-3.61%2022-10-28
Deutsche Bank
Top 8%
93
HoldDowngrades$221.00-16.46%2022-10-28
JP Morgan
Top 4%
97
Strong BuyMaintains$220.00-16.84%2022-10-06
Tigress Financial
Bottom 10%
10
BuyMaintains$266.00+0.55%2022-09-30

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Forecast return on equity

Is CAT forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
50.37%
Industry
40.74%
Market
59.61%
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Forecast return on assets

Is CAT forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
9.73%
Industry
8.56%
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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 13 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$15.29+10.48%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$15.84+14.45%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$15.12+9.25%
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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
$62.5B+10.37%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$61.8B+9.17%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$61.3B+8.34%
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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
6.35%
Industry
11.67%
Market
27.94%
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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
4.52%
Industry
3.18%
Market
10.92%
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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$264.54$229.29-13.33%Buy
DE$418.18$444.24+6.23%Buy
PCAR$110.63$100.20-9.43%Hold
CNHI$17.58$18.78+6.83%Strong Buy
AGCO$138.76$153.82+10.85%Buy

Caterpillar Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Caterpillar Stock a good buy in 2023, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 14 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: CAT) stock is to Buy CAT stock.

Out of 14 analysts, 4 (28.57%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Buy, 3 (21.43%) are recommending CAT as a Buy, 5 (35.71%) are recommending CAT as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending CAT as a Sell, and 2 (14.29%) are recommending CAT as a Strong Sell.

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What is CAT's earnings growth forecast for 2023-2025?

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 6.35% is not forecast to beat the US Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 11.67%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 27.94%.

Caterpillar's earnings in 2023 is $7,371,000,000.On average, 13 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2023 to be $7,957,059,038, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $7,093,179,509, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $8,758,489,445. On average, 9 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's earnings for 2024 to be $8,243,284,183, with the lowest CAT earnings forecast at $7,181,649,099, and the highest CAT earnings forecast at $8,977,061,374.

In 2025, CAT is forecast to generate $7,868,589,448 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $7,868,589,448 and the highest earnings forecast at $7,868,589,448.

What is CAT's revenue growth forecast for 2023-2025?

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 4.52% is forecast to beat the US Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 3.18%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 10.92%.

Caterpillar's revenue in 2023 is $56,628,000,000.On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2023 to be $32,526,499,567,146, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $30,281,621,181,488, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $34,423,798,626,237. On average, 6 Wall Street analysts forecast CAT's revenue for 2024 to be $32,172,315,205,045, with the lowest CAT revenue forecast at $30,505,475,265,542, and the highest CAT revenue forecast at $34,105,547,489,280.

In 2025, CAT is forecast to generate $31,926,151,171,943 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $31,926,151,171,943 and the highest revenue forecast at $31,926,151,171,943.

What is CAT's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2023-2025?

(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROA is 9.73%, which is higher than the forecast US Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry average of 8.56%.

What is CAT's Price Target?

According to 14 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year CAT price target, the average CAT price target is $229.29, with the highest CAT stock price forecast at $295.00 and the lowest CAT stock price forecast at $174.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Caterpillar's share price could fall to $229.29 by Jan 13, 2024. The average Caterpillar stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of 13.33% from the current CAT share price of $264.54.

What is CAT's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2023-2025?

(NYSE: CAT) Caterpillar's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $13.84. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $15.29 for 2023, with the lowest EPS forecast at $13.63, and the highest EPS forecast at $16.83. On average, analysts forecast that CAT's EPS will be $15.84 for 2024, with the lowest EPS forecast at $13.80, and the highest EPS forecast at $17.25. In 2025, CAT's EPS is forecast to hit $15.12 (min: $15.12, max: $15.12).

What is CAT's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2023-2025?

(NYSE: CAT) forecast ROE is 50.37%, which is considered strong.
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