Caterpillar Stock Today

CAT
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USD 185.39  0.64  0.34%   

Market Performance
0 of 100
Odds Of Distress
Less than 42
Caterpillar is selling for under 185.39 as of the 10th of August 2022; that is -0.34 percent decrease since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's last reported lowest price was 183.23. Caterpillar has about a 42 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 13th of November 2021 and ending today, the 10th of August 2022. Click here to learn more.
CUSIP
149123101
Fiscal Year End
December
Business Domain
Capital Goods
IPO Date
2nd of January 1962
Category
Industrials
Classification
Industrials
ISIN
US1491231015
Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines 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. The company has 540.94 M outstanding shares of which 5.75 M shares are currently shorted by investors with about 1.59 days to cover. More on Caterpillar

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Caterpillar Stock Highlights

Most reasonable investors view market volatility as an opportunity to invest at a favorable price or to sell short against a bearish trend. If you consider yourself one of those investors, make sure you clearly understand your entering position. Caterpillar's investment highlights are automatically generated signals that are significant enough to either complement your investing judgment regarding Caterpillar or challenge it. These highlights can help you better understand the position you are entering and avoid costly mistakes.
Caterpillar generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Caterpillar has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
About 71.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from www.nasdaq.com: Caterpillar Reports Next Week Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth - Nasdaq
ESG Sustainability
Some studies have found that companies with high sustainability scores are getting higher valuations than competitors with lower social-engagement activities. While most ESG disclosures are voluntary, Caterpillar's sustainability indicators can be used to identify proper investment strategies using environmental, social, and governance scores that are crucial to Caterpillar's managers, analysts, and investors.
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Chairman and CEODouglas Oberhelman
Thematic IdeaFarming (view all)
Fama & French Classification
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.
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Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Weighted Average Shares537.9 M544 M
Fairly Down
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Weighted Average Shares Diluted544.1 M548.5 M
Slightly Down
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Net Cash Flow from Operations6.7 B7.2 B
Significantly Down
Decreasing
Stable
Total Assets77.6 B82.8 B
Notably Down
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Total Liabilities62.3 B66.3 B
Notably Down
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Current Assets45 B43.5 B
Sufficiently Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Current Liabilities27.3 B29.8 B
Significantly Down
Decreasing
Stable
Total Debt35.6 B37.8 B
Notably Down
Increasing
Very volatile
Return on Average Assets0.06940.08
Fairly Down
Increasing
Stable
Gross Margin0.320.294
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Asset Turnover0.60.625
Sufficiently Down
Decreasing
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
Strong HoldUndervalued
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.
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.
Liquidity
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 37.58 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 2.2, meaning that the company heavily relies on borrowing funds for operations. Caterpillar has a current ratio of 1.41, which is typical for the industry and considered as normal. Debt can assist Caterpillar until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, Caterpillar's shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like Caterpillar sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for Caterpillar to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about Caterpillar's use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.

Operating Cash Flow

6.68 Billion
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 107,700 people. Caterpillar is listed under Machinery category by Fama And French industry classification. The company currently falls under 'Large-Cap' category with total capitalization of 99.34 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 540.94 M outstanding shares of which 5.75 M shares are currently shorted by investors with about 1.59 days to cover. Caterpillar has about 6.47 B in cash with 5.58 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 12.14.
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Ownership
Caterpillar holds a total of five hundred fourty million nine hundred fourty thousand 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. Please note that no matter how much assets the company secures, if the real value of the firm is less than the current market value, you may not be able to make money on it.

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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 about 71.11%. 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 the stock has a beta coefficient of 1.2705 suggesting as the benchmark fluctuates upward, the company is expected to outperform it on average. However, if the benchmark returns are projected to be negative, Caterpillar will likely underperform. 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 Below 185.39HorizonTargetOdds Above 185.39
28.75%90 days
 185.39 
71.11%
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Caterpillar to move above the current price in 90 days from now is about 71.11 (This Caterpillar probability density function shows the probability of Caterpillar Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

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 Direct Expenses is comparatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Caterpillar reported Direct Expenses of 35.51 Billion in 2021. Interest Expense is likely to gain to about 529.6 M in 2022, whereas Earning Before Interest and Taxes EBIT is likely to drop slightly above 7.9 B in 2022. 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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You need to understand the risk of investing before taking a position in Caterpillar. The danger of trading Caterpillar is mainly related to its market volatility and company specific events. As an investor, you must understand the concept of risk-adjusted return before you start trading. The most common way to measure the risk of Caterpillar is by using the Sharpe ratio. The ratio expresses how much excess return you acquire for the extra volatility you endure for holding a more risker asset than Caterpillar. The Shape ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. To understand how volatile Caterpillar is, you must compare it to a benchmark. Traditionally, the risk-free rate of return is the rate of return on the shortest-dated U.S. Treasury, such as a 3-year bond.
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Is Caterpillar's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Caterpillar. If investors know Caterpillar will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Caterpillar listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
0.22
Market Capitalization
98.1 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
0.11
Return On Assets
0.0636
Return On Equity
0.41
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's underlying business (such as a 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.