Caterpillar Inc. performed Very Well with a change of 2.02% in the Last Trade


Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) belongs to the Industrial Goods sector with an industry focus on Farm & Construction Machinery, with Mr. Douglas R. Oberhelman as Exec. Chairman.

The company has been one of the biggest innovators in Farm & Construction Machinery employing approximately 95400 full time employees.

Key Statistics:

  • The stock added in the prior trading session by 2.02%, closing at the stock price of $94.13.
  • Currently, the market capitalization of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is 55.21 Billion.
  • CAT has a 1-year high price of $99.46 and 1-year low price of $69.04.
  • The number of shares currently held by investors is 586.49 Million.
  • The number of shares traded in the last trading session was 5.79 Million.


The company reported an impressive total revenue of 38.54 Billion in the last fiscal year.

If you look at the company’s income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, CAT earned gross profit of 14.47 Billion, in 2015 13.47 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) produced 10.23 Billion profit.

Currently the shares of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has a trading volume of 5.79 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 3.85 Million shares – with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $69.04 on May 19, 2016, and the company’s shares hitting a 52 week high on Jan 27, 2017 of $99.46.

Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Down in the future.

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Caterpillar Inc. the EPS stands at 0.83 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.66, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts’ expectations.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio.

The TTM operating margin is 1.3%. The return on invested capital at 0.6%, which is good, compared to its peers.

The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 62.59%, which means that the business has healthy reserve funds for contingencies that may arise.

Stock is currently moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 7.72%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 2.34% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

The stock diminished about -19.57% in the past 5 years, this negative value indicates that the stock constantly going down in previous years as well.

Future Expectations:

The target price for Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is $92.95/share according to the consensus of analysts working on the stock, with an expected EPS of $0.59/share for the current quarter.

The company’s expected revenue in the current quarter to be 9.11 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of -11.9%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 25.1%.