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Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) closed its last session at $152.29. The stock traded within a range of $150.25 and $153.45. The company operates in the Industrials sector with a market capitalization of 88.65 Million. Trading volume for Caterpillar Inc. was 5.75 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has an average volume of 5.07 Million.

Company Profile

Caterpillar Inc. is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar provides the solutions you need to build a successful construction contracting business. Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your operational efficiency. Working with your Cat dealer, you can find the right combination of Cat Connect technologies and services for your sites. Cat Financial provides retail and wholesale financing solutions to Cat customers and dealers for the complete line of Cat machinery and engines, Solar gas turbines, other related equipment and marine vessels. As a captive finance company, no other financial institution knows Cat customers and dealers better than Cat Financial. They offer quality service throughout the life cycle of equipment including purchase, protect, manage and resell.

Analyst Views

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) received a Buy rating from 4 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) touched its 1-Year High price of $173.24 on 01/16/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 90.34 on 03/27/17.

EPS & Financials

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $2.16/Share beating the analyst estimate of $1.79/Share by a difference of $0.37. This showed a surprise of 20.7% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 19 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $2.06/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $2.38/share and a low EPS of $1.87/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $11.92 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 12.73 Billion and 10.86 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has a 20-Day average volume of 8.07 Million. According to today’s trading volume Caterpillar Inc. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.15 Percent and Institutional ownership of 70.9 Percent. The return on assets stands at 0.1%, Return on Equity currently is 0.8% and the Return on Investment value is 0.6%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) gross margin percentage stands at 32% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 0.2 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.52% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.54 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 20.27 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -3.36 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 2%. The return on invested capital is at 0.6%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 21.52.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 20.27%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -3.36% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.