Caterpillar Inc (CAT) Earnings

207.84 ↑3.51 (1.72%)
As of May 16, 2022, 2:23pm EST.
Last earnings report date: 2022-01-28Next earnings report date: N/A

Should You Buy CAT Before Earnings?

Based on the last three years of earnings reports, buying CAT stock within four weeks before its earnings date yielded an average return of -1.23%.

The best time to buy before earnings was 28 days before, which yielded an average return of -0.39% by the earnings date. The worst time was 7 days before, which yielded an average return of -2.15%.

Report dates analyzed: Jul 24 2019 - Apr 27 2022*

Disclaimer: Past performances is not a guarantee of future results.

Should You Buy CAT After Earnings?

Based on the last three years of earnings reports, on average, CAT has gone up 0.99% shortly after its earnings date. The price peaks 14 days after earnings and is on average 2.21% higher than its closing price on day of earnings.

Since CAT has typically gone up after earnings, you might want to consider buying the stock before.

Report dates analyzed: Apr 24 2019 - Jan 27 2022*

Disclaimer: Past performances is not a guarantee of future results.

Average Gains

The average return if you bought Caterpillar before its earnings report and sold at close on its earnings day.

Period28 Day Before21 Days Before14 Days Before7 Days Before1 Day BeforeDay Of
Past 4 Earnings
-0.82%

-1.48%

-1.11%

-0.49%

-1.26%

-1.18%
Past 8 Earnings
0.80%

-1.14%

-2.11%

-1.45%

-1.46%

-1.08%
Past 12 Earnings
0.36%

-0.85%

-1.26%

-1.70%

-1.74%

-0.87%

CAT Earnings History

Report Date28 Day Before21 Days Before14 Days Before7 Days Before1 Day BeforeDay Of1 Day After7 Days After14 Days After21 Days After28 Days After
2022-04-27223.08
-4.09%
216.21
-1.04%
218.27
-1.98%
235.08
-8.98%
210.30
1.74%
213.96
1.35%
212.44
-0.71%
222.59
4.03%
205.21
-4.09%
N/AN/A
2022-01-27206.08
2.96%
221.99
-4.42%
227.00
-6.53%
216.63
-2.06%
214.29
-0.99%
212.17
-1.41%
201.16
-5.19%
200.59
-5.46%
203.07
-4.29%
194.74
-8.22%
184.69
-12.95%
2021-10-25200.00
1.11%
193.13
4.70%
192.89
4.83%
198.18
2.03%
200.65
0.78%
202.21
0.46%
199.64
-1.27%
205.38
1.57%
214.25
5.95%
207.71
2.72%
202.38
0.08%
2021-07-30217.76
-5.06%
217.42
-4.91%
207.95
-0.58%
209.53
-1.33%
212.56
-2.73%
206.75
-0.55%
205.16
-0.77%
208.35
0.77%
218.57
5.72%
204.94
-0.88%
212.83
2.94%
2021-04-29232.74
-2.26%
230.48
-1.31%
232.52
-2.17%
228.89
-0.62%
232.30
-2.08%
227.47
-3.20%
228.11
0.28%
237.07
4.22%
240.07
5.54%
234.99
3.31%
241.28
6.07%
2021-01-29182.15
0.38%
194.26
-5.88%
194.62
-6.05%
191.94
-4.74%
184.34
-0.81%
182.84
-0.36%
184.72
1.03%
193.00
5.56%
197.99
8.29%
209.91
14.81%
215.88
18.07%
2020-10-27147.41
7.12%
151.53
4.21%
162.12
-2.60%
168.99
-6.56%
163.20
-3.24%
157.91
-1.90%
151.16
-4.28%
167.69
6.19%
172.30
9.11%
171.91
8.87%
176.90
12.03%
2020-07-31129.43
2.67%
128.01
3.80%
136.90
-2.94%
137.58
-3.42%
136.73
-2.82%
132.88
0.34%
131.78
-0.83%
134.92
1.54%
139.96
5.33%
138.43
4.18%
143.63
8.09%
2020-04-28116.04
-0.50%
121.92
-5.30%
116.48
-0.88%
109.85
5.11%
115.20
0.23%
115.46
-2.04%
120.06
3.98%
108.91
-5.67%
105.00
-9.06%
112.08
-2.93%
117.41
1.69%
2020-01-31148.44
-11.51%
146.13
-10.11%
147.78
-11.12%
140.38
-6.43%
135.37
-2.97%
131.35
-1.85%
129.77
-1.20%
133.37
1.54%
137.99
5.06%
137.21
4.46%
124.24
-5.41%
2019-10-23126.61
6.90%
119.96
12.82%
119.44
13.31%
130.19
3.96%
133.69
1.23%
135.34
0.83%
133.85
-1.10%
140.34
3.69%
145.49
7.50%
144.49
6.76%
141.52
4.57%

Methodology

We analyzed the past three years of CAT's earnings reports to calculate the average change in price of the stock before and after earnings.

Before Earnings

For calculating the average gains if you bought prior to earnings, we looked at the closing price of 5 different dates and compared them to the closing price of CAT on the day of the earnings report to calculate the return. The dates analyzed are:

  • 28 days prior (4 weeks)
  • 21 days prior (3 weeks)
  • 14 days prior (2 weeks)
  • 7 days prior (1 week)
  • 1 day prior

This simulates an individual purchasing CAT stock on one of those days and selling on the day of the earnings report.

After Earnings

For calculating the average gains if you bought CAT stock on the day of earnings, we looked at the closing price of CAT on the day of the earnings and then compared it to 5 dates after. The dates analyzed are:

  • 1 day after
  • 7 days after (1 week)
  • 14 days after (2 weeks)
  • 21 days after (3 weeks)
  • 28 day after (4 weeks)

This simulates an individual purchasing CAT stock on the day of the earnings report and then selling on one of the dates following.

Day of

To calculate the gains on the day of earnings, we compared the opening price of CAT to the closing price on the day of earnings - regardless if the earnings call was pre- or post-market.

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wsb_pro

$CAT all’s I know is buy and hold… no expectations

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rikishiiiii

$CAT hang tight
ignore fud and buy dips if you can
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