Wall Street sell-side analysts are projecting Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next 5 years. Brokerage firms are looking for the firm to grow 21.97% over the next year and 39.64% over the next five years.
EPS measures what each share is worth and also indicates how much money their sharehoders would gain if the company was to pay out all of its profits. Earnings Per Share is computed by dividing the total profit by its total shares. Caterpillar Inc.’s trailing 12- months EPS is 1.44. Last year, their EPS growth was -102.70% and their EPS growth over the past five years was -15.00%.
Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently. Over the past twelve months, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)’s stock was 47.22%. Last week, it was -0.86%, 20.13% over the last quarter, and 33.41% for the past half-year.
Over the past 50 days, Caterpillar Inc. stock was -2.29% off of the high and 17.78% removed from the low. Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here. -2.29% (High), 51.89%, (Low).
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)’s performance this year to date is 47.22%. The stock has performed -0.86% over the last seven days, 4.45% over the last thirty, and 20.13% over the last three months. Over the last six months, Caterpillar Inc.’s stock has been 33.41% and 46.79% for the year.
FUTURE GROWTH ESTIMATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 2.50 on the stock. This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Brokerages covering the name have a $147.15 on the stock.
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