Caterpillar Buy or Sell Recommendation

Caterpillar -- USA Stock  

USD 155.42  0.28  0.18%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Caterpillar is 'Hold'. Macroaxis provides Caterpillar buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Caterpillar positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Caterpillar available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Caterpillar buy-and-hold prospective. Check also Caterpillar Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus.

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For the selected time horizon Caterpillar has a risk adjusted performance of 0.02891, jensen alpha of 0.040728, total risk alpha of 0.0068, sortino ratio of 0.0 and treynor ratio of 0.26
Macroaxis provides buy, hold, or sell suggestion on Caterpillar to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Caterpillar. Our buy, hold, or sell recommendation engine determines the organization potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Caterpillar is not overpriced, please confirm all Caterpillar fundamentals including its Gross Profit, Earnings Per Share, Z Score, as well as the relationship between Total Debt and Total Asset . Given that Caterpillar has Price to Earning of 123.77 times, we suggest you validate Caterpillar market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Caterpillar Thematic Classifications

Machinery IdeaMachinery
USA Equities from Machinery industry as classified by Fama & French

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.04Value At Risk3.47
Potential Upside3.24Standard Deviation2.14
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Caterpillar Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.19
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.0023

Caterpillar Volatility Alert

Caterpillar exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.44 and kurtosis of -0.19. However, we advise investors to further study Caterpillar technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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Caterpillar Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsCaterpillarPeer Average
Return On Equity5.63 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset4.60 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin1.66 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin18.59 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation118.42 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding597.63 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.16 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions70.69 % 18.37 %
Price to Earning123.77 times40.69 times
Price to Book6.80 times14.44 times
Price to Sales2.05 times17.81 times
Revenue45.46 B9.85 B
Gross Profit13.77 B21.75 B
EBITDA8.45 B1.41 B
Net Income754 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents7.38 B3.89 B
Cash per Share12.35 times5.17 times
Total Debt34.88 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity253.30 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio1.35 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share22.92 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations3.26 B1.25 B
Earnings Per Share1.26 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth0.80 times1.22 times
Number of Employees98.4 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization93.2 B29.78 B
Total Asset78.5 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings27.38 B38.24 B
Working Capital8.12 B3.58 B
Current Asset34.42 B36.8 B
Current Liabilities26.3 B33.34 B
Z Score1.2708.73
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