Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) at last check was buoying at $279.00 on Friday, September 15, with a fall of -1.26% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $282.56 with its price kept floating in the range of $277.83 and $283.175 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 17.36. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that CAT hit a high price of $293.88 and saw its price falling to a low level of $160.60 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 1.64% in its value.
In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review CAT stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Buy for it.
According to ratings assigned by 26 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 12 of them are recommending Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) as a Hold, while 11 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 1 analysts for the stock is an Underweight while number of those analysts who rated the stock as an Overweight is 0, whereas 2 of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.
Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the CAT stock which is currently positioned at 1.26. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 0.33% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 2.80% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 52.11 while volatility remained at 2.11% over the past week which changes to 1.98% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 1.12, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 5.88. In predicting price targets of as low as $175.00 and as high as $364.00, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $291.62. Stock’s current price level is 37.28% above from estimated low price target while it is -30.47% below the estimated high; and even if the CAT’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $295.00, then the outlook of -5.73% could come to the excitement of the investors.
In comparing Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s latest price change of -1.26% and that of 51.10% over the past 12 months. Caterpillar Inc. has a P/E ratio of 17.36 against that of Deere & Company’s 12.17. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index is down -0.84% in the early deals today while the Dow Jones Industrial was dealinglower at -0.45%.
Having a second look at Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 2.63 million, while it jumped to 1.98 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 512.90 million.
Addition of 16.46% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.