Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is still -27.81% behind the $164.6 high touched on 2018-02-27. Even though its shares witnessed a 14.92% increase from the 52-week low price of $112.06 they recorded on 2018-10-29. The price recently went down by -$1.76 now trading at $128.78. The last few days have been rough for the stock, as its price has decreased by -3.29% during the week. It has also performed better over the past three months, as it added around 1.87% while it has so far retreated around -17.67% during the course of a year. The stock of CAT recorded 1.35% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Caterpillar Inc. is set at $152.15. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 18.15% from the current trading price.
When giving their opinion, around 62.07% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 18 out of 29 rated the stock as a Buy. 10 brokerage firms of the remaining 34.48% rated the stock as a Hold with 1 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate CAT shares held by institutional investors represents 69.1% of total shares. 122 institutions entered new Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) positions, 688 added to their existing positions in these shares, 703 lowered their positions, and 140 exited their positions entirely.
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) trade volume has decreased by -34.14% as around 3,665,817 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 5,565,784. At the moment, CAT is witnessing a downtrend, as it is trading -2.17% below its 20-day SMA, 0.39% above its 50-day SMA, and -7.03% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 25.5%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 25.22% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the -9.3% decrease witnessed over the past five years.
The first technical resistance point for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) will likely come at $130.36, marking a 1.21% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $131.94, about 2.4% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $125.78, the lower end of the range. CAT’s 14-day MACD is -0.81 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 47.94, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 43.14 percent, which is low when compared to that of the 50-day’s 43.42 percent.
The shares of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has decreased by -0.35%, and now trading at $184.07 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 2,770,243. This is a decline of -2,582,389 shares over the average 5,352,632 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $184.07 went higher by 16.43% from its 52-week low of $158.09 that it attained back on 2018-12-24. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $215.43 nearly 149 days ago on 2018-09-12.
HD stock has performed well over the past 30 days, as it added 3.47% while its price climbed by 7.13% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been good for the stock, as it rose 0.29% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $203.79. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 10.71% from its current trading price.24 out of 34 Wall Street analysts which represents 70.59% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 29.41 rated it as a hold, with 0 of analysts rating it as a sell.
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 652.6%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 14.09% per year, following the 20.5% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a uptrend, trading 2.15% above its 20-day SMA, 5.09% above its 50-day SMA, and -2.56% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate The Home Depot, Inc. shares held by institutional investors is 72.2%. 115 institutions jumped in to acquire The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) fresh stake, 951 added to their current holdings in these shares, 1044 lowered their positions, and 100 left no stake in the company.
The stock’s 9-day MACD is 1.59 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 62.03, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 16.33 percent, which is less when compared to that of the 50-day’s 26.38 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $185.18, sporting a 0.6% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $186.28, representing nearly 1.19% premium to the current market price of The Home Depot, Inc. (HD). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $181.34, the lower end of the range.