What 9 Analyst Ratings Have To Say About Caterpillar

What 9 Analyst Ratings Have To Say About Caterpillar

Within the last quarter, Caterpillar CAT has observed the following analyst ratings:

Bullish Somewhat Bullish Indifferent Somewhat Bearish Bearish
Total Ratings 2 3 3 1 0
Last 30D 0 0 1 0 0
1M Ago 0 0 0 0 0
2M Ago 1 1 2 0 0
3M Ago 1 2 0 1 0

In the last 3 months, 9 analysts have offered 12-month price targets for Caterpillar. The company has an average price target of $204.44 with a high of $236.00 and a low of $142.00.

Below is a summary of how these 9 analysts rated Caterpillar over the past 3 months. The greater the number of bullish ratings, the more positive analysts are on the stock and the greater the number of bearish ratings, the more negative analysts are on the stock

This current average has decreased by 9.49% from the previous average price target of $225.88.

How Are Analyst Ratings Determined?

Analysts work in banking and financial systems and typically specialize in reporting for stocks or defined sectors. Analysts may attend company conference calls and meetings, research company financial statements, and communicate with insiders to publish "analyst ratings" for stocks. Analysts typically rate each stock once per quarter.

Some analysts publish their predictions for metrics such as growth estimates, earnings, and revenue to provide additional guidance with their ratings. When using analyst ratings, it is important to keep in mind that stock and sector analysts are also human and are only offering their opinions to investors.

This article was generated by Benzinga's automated content engine and reviewed by an editor.

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