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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Stock Analysis

CAT230.92
▲ 0.85%1.94

Stock Analysis

The following stock analysis is based on 5.8 years of data (i.e. since Feb 07, 2017). All the stock history has been downloaded.

Stock Exchange

Caterpillar trades on the NYSE exchange in USD dollars.

Sector

It is in the sector.

Current Status of Caterpillar

It is currently trading at $230.92 ($228.98 the previous day).It pays a 2.02% dividend.

Financials

The next reporting date is in 48 days (2023 01 26).

CNN estimates profits for the upcoming quarter will be $3.97 per share ($15.8B). The current Canada / US exchange rate is 1.36013.



Over the past 12 months, $227652 worth of shares have been purchased and $22772574 worth of shares have been sold by insiders.

Will This Trend Continue?

The year over year average increase is 10.3% per year assuming steady exponential growth. The actual 5 year average is 15.7. Details on the individual increase in one year intervals is provided below.

Past PerformanceAverage PricePercent Change
1 year205.07669014085-3.7- Below Average
2 year212.8599958904157.8+ Above Average
3 year134.915568181822.8- Below Average
4 year131.24349802956-9.5- Below Average
5 year145.0333015267231.1+ Above Average
Caterpillar is projected by analysts to get to $237.50 within the next 12 months (2.8%), but preticted targets range from as high as $285.00 (23.4%) and as low as $174(-24.6%).

Risk

The worst drop it has had in recent years is -66.1%. It has a shape to the stock curve, which means

Stock shape test

DAYS AG0PRICE
10235.7DROPPING
30227.85RISING
60171.95RISING
150179.1DROPPING
365201.42DROPPING
800148.6RISING
1200114.42RISING
1600136.82DROPPING
2000107.6RISING


With an average increase of 10.3% year over year, if Caterpillar is bought at the worst time, Stockmarketizer analysts estimate it will take 77 months before the stock will recover to the original purchase price. The P/E value is 16.81.

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