Active Stock in Focus: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

Caterpillar Inc.(NYSE:CAT) stock activity lands shares on today’s active list. The change from the open at the time of writing is 1.97%. Tracking recent trading, the stock had hit $78.42. Company shares have been recently seen at -9.59% away from the 52 week high and 39.13% apart from the 52 week low. Focusing in closer, the stock is 1.51% off the 50 day high and 31.13% apart from the 50 day low.

Analyst Views

Sell side analysts that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). According to First Call, the consensus price target for the company is $62.63. The consensus recommendation provided by analysts is currently 3.2. This number is based on a scale from 1 to 5. Analysts rating the company a 1 or 2 indicate a Buy recommendation. Analysts rating the company a 4 or 5 indicate a Sell recommendation. Analysts rating the company a 3 indicate a Hold recommendation.

Past Stock Performance

Year to date performance for the stock sits at 13.38%. For the quarter, the stock has changed 25.35%. Monthly stock performance comes in at 4.53%. Looking a little bit closer, performance over the past week is 1.14%.

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