Caterpillar Stock Today

CAT -  USA Stock  

USD 205.16  1.59  0.77%

Caterpillar is selling for under 205.16 as of the 2nd of August 2021; that is -0.77 percent decrease since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's last reported lowest price was 204.95. Caterpillar has about a 39 percent probability of financial distress in the next few years of operation and has generated negative returns over the last 90 days. Equity ratings for Caterpillar are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 12th of October 2019 and ending today, the 2nd of August 2021. Click here to learn more.
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Less than 39

Caterpillar Stock Profile

The next earnings report is expected on the 26th of October 2021. Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. Caterpillar operates under Farm Heavy Construction Machinery classification in the United States and is traded on New York Stock Exchange. It employs 97300 people. more on Caterpillar
Caterpillar generates negative expected return over the last 90 days
Caterpillar has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
About 70.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Acquisition by Joseph Creed of tradable shares of Caterpillar subject to Rule 16b-3
Caterpillar Fama & French Machinery
Fama & French Classification
Caterpillar SEC Filings
Caterpillar SEC Filings Security & Exchange Commission EDGAR Reports
Legal NameCaterpillar
Chairman and CEODouglas Oberhelman  (View All)
Thematic Classifications
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Average Analyst Recommendation
Analysts covering Caterpillar report their recommendations after researching Caterpillar's financial statements, talking to executives and customers, or listening in on Caterpillar's conference calls. The current trade recommendation is based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysts covering Caterpillar. The Caterpillar consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average forecast from all of the analysts covering Caterpillar.
Piotroski F Score
Piotroski F-Score is a popular financial indicator that puts together nine criteria to evaluate the financial strength of Caterpillar based on its profitability, leverage, liquidity, source of funds, and operating efficiency. it is an academic score (developed by Joseph Piotroski in 2002) to determine the current strength of Caterpillar financial position. Scores of 8 and 9 are usually classified as strong value stocks, whereas scores of 2 or below are considered weak value stocks.
 7 - StrongDetails
Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Weighted Average Shares541.3 M544.1 M
Slightly Down
Slightly volatile
Weighted Average Shares Diluted548 M548.6 M
Slightly Down
Slightly volatile
Net Cash Flow from Operations6.1 B6.3 B
Sufficiently Down
Very volatile
Total Assets87 B78.3 B
Significantly Up
Total Liabilities70.1 B62.9 B
Moderately Up
Current Assets42.2 B39.5 B
Notably Up
Slightly volatile
Current Liabilities29.1 B25.7 B
Moderately Up
Total Debt40.7 B37.2 B
Significantly Up
Slightly volatile
Return on Average Assets0.0390.078
Way Down
Very volatile
Gross Margin0.320.289
Significantly Up
Slightly volatile
Asset Turnover0.560.543
Sufficiently Up
Slightly volatile
Macroaxis Advice
Unlike general analyst consensus, Macroaxis buy hold or sell recommendation is provided in the context of your current investment horizon and risk tolerance. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Caterpillar's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators. Your current horizon is 90 days - details
Financial Strength
Caterpillar's financial strength is of vital concern to both outside investors and internal stakeholders. Efficiency and cost control are keys to Caterpillar's success, along with its ability to generate sufficient cash flow to pay bills, repay debt, and make a consistent year-to-year profit.
Caterpillar's bond ratings measure its overall creditworthiness, which in many ways corresponds to the cost of borrowing for an issuer. These ratings assign a letter grade to all of Caterpillar's outstanding corporate bonds that indicate their credit quality. We use reports published by private self-sufficient rating services such as Standard & Poor's or Fitch Ratings Inc. to evaluate a bond issuer's financial strength or its ability to pay a bond's principal and interest.
A- ( Average Bond Rating ) Very Good
Financial leverage usually refers to the use of borrowed funds to amplify returns from an investment. In general, analyzing the relationship between debt to total assets helps investors to understand Caterpillar's financial leverage. It provides some insight into what part of Caterpillar's total assets is financed by creditors.
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By using current balance sheet information, investors can analyze the liability, assets, and equity on Caterpillar's books and decide whether to invest or hold. Statistics such as return on equity (ROE), debt to equity (D/E) help investors determine how Caterpillar deploys its capital and how much of that capital is borrowed.
Caterpillar cash flow analysis is essential to understand how it generates and spends money over a specific period. It can also help you figure out where your money is going and how much cash you have available at a given moment. The company has 38.19 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 2.3, meaning that the company heavily relies on borrowing funds for operations. Caterpillar has a current ratio of 1.57, which is typical for the industry and considered as normal.

Operating Cash Flow

6.13 BillionShare
Caterpillar (CAT) is traded on New York Stock Exchange in USA. It is located in 510 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100, Deerfield, IL 60015, United States and employs 97,300 people. Caterpillar is listed under Machinery category by Fama And French industry classification. The company currently falls under 'Mega-Cap' category with total capitalization of 114.98 B. Market capitalization usually refers to the total value of a company's stock within the entire market. To calculate Caterpillar's market, we take the total number of its shares issued and multiply it by Caterpillar's current market price. To manage market risk and economic uncertainty, many investors today build portfolios that are diversified across equities with different market capitalizations. However, as a general rule, conservative investors tend to hold large-cap stocks, and these looking for more risk prefer small-cap and mid-cap equities. Caterpillar runs under Industrials sector within Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry. The entity has 547.79 M outstanding shares of which 6.02 M shares are currently shorted by investors with about 1.82 days to cover shorted positions. Caterpillar has about 10.49 B in cash with 7.13 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 19.15.
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Caterpillar retains a total of 547.79 Million outstanding shares. The majority of Caterpillar outstanding shares are owned by other corporate entities. These outside corporations are usually referred to as non-private investors looking to acquire positions in Caterpillar to benefit from reduced commissions. Consequently, institutional investors are subject to a different set of regulations than regular investors in Caterpillar. Please pay attention to any change in the institutional holdings of Caterpillar as this could imply that something significant has changed or about to change at the company. Note that regardless of who owns the company, if the true value of the entity is less than the market is willing to pay for it, you may not be able to generate positive returns over time.

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Caterpillar Stock Price Odds Analysis

What are Caterpillar's target price odds to finish over the current price? Attributed to a normal probability distribution, the odds of Caterpillar jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is more than 93.0%. The Caterpillar probability density function shows the probability of Caterpillar stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Considering the 90-day investment horizon Caterpillar has a beta of 0.396 suggesting as returns on the market go up, Caterpillar average returns are expected to increase less than the benchmark. However, during the bear market, the loss on holding Caterpillar will be expected to be much smaller as well. Additionally, the company has a negative alpha, implying that the risk taken by holding this instrument is not justified. Caterpillar is significantly underperforming DOW.
 Odds Down 205.16HorizonTargetOdds Up 205.16 
6.54%90 days
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Caterpillar to move above the current price in 90 days from now is more than 93.0 (This Caterpillar probability density function shows the probability of Caterpillar Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

Caterpillar Stock Institutional Holders

Institutional Holdings refers to the ownership stake in Caterpillar that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Institutions may purchase large blocks of Caterpillar's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. Institutional holders may also work to push the share price higher once they own the stock. Extensive social media coverage, TV shows, articles in high-profile magazines, and presentations at investor conferences help move the stock higher, increasing Caterpillar's value.
InstituionSecurity TypeTotal SharesValue
Fisher Asset Management LlcCommon Shares6.6 M1.4 B
Alliancebernstein LpCommon Shares816.2 K177.6 M
Assenagon Asset Management SaPut Options355 K77.3 M
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Caterpillar Historical Income Statement

Caterpillar Income Statement is one of the three primary financial statements used for reporting Caterpillar's overall financial performance over a current year or for a given accounting period. An Income Statement sometimes referred to as the statement of Caterpillar revenue and expense. Caterpillar Income Statement primarily focuses on the company's revenues and expenses during a particular period.
Caterpillar Net Income to Non Controlling Interests is comparatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Caterpillar reported Net Income to Non Controlling Interests of 5 Million in 2020. Operating Expenses is likely to gain to about 7.6 B in 2021, whereas Weighted Average Shares Diluted is likely to drop slightly above 548 M in 2021. View More Fundamentals

Caterpillar Stock Against Markets

Picking the right benchmark for Caterpillar stock is fundamental to making educated investment choices. Many naive investors compare their positions with the S&P 500 or with the Nasdaq. But these benchmarks are not all-inclusive and generally should be used only for large-capitalization equities or stock offerings from large companies. When the price of a selected benchmark declines in a down market, there may be an uptick in Caterpillar stock price where buyers come in believing the asset is cheap. The opposite is true when the market is bullish; so, accurately picking the benchmark for Caterpillar is critical whether you are bullish or bearish towards Caterpillar at a given time.

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Caterpillar Corporate Directors

Caterpillar corporate directors refer to members of a Caterpillar board of directors. The board of directors generally takes responsibility for the Caterpillar's affairs and long-term direction of the entity. A corporate director does not make decisions for the corporation on his own. As a member of the board of directors, she or he must function as a part of a group that makes decisions on behalf of the business only by the board of directors' meetings. To pass a resolution, a majority of Caterpillar's board members must vote for the resolution. The Caterpillar board of directors' duties also include the election, removal, and supervision of officers, including the adoption, amendment, and repeal of bylaws.
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Jon Huntsman - Independent DirectorProfile
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The market value of Caterpillar is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Caterpillar that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Caterpillar's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Caterpillar's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Caterpillar's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Caterpillar underlying business (such as pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Caterpillar's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Caterpillar value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Caterpillar's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.