Caterpillar stock in 2015 looks like it may return about 15%. This will be among the low side for the stock for the past 3 years. In 2013 the return was 27% against capital in use. The return in 2014 matched the gains made in 2013 at 28%.
This year though Caterpillar Stock is trending sideways stuck in a trading range that cannot break out to the upside but refused to fall back below longer-term support on the downside.
Caterpillar Stock Chart to July 17 2015
You can see in the chart below that Caterpillar stock in 2015 is back in ranges seen in 2012 and 2013. The stock took off in 2014 when investors felt that the economies of the world were picking up. This would mean the demand for Caterpillar equipment would rise and the company would do better. However instead, the stock fell back and has been stuck in a downtrend since the middle of summer in 2014. This is because the world’s economies actually did not improve but instead are simply muddling along. The demand for Caterpillar equipment therefore is low which is matched by the company stock staying depressed. You can also see that the stock has longer-term support at the $80 valuation which has not been broken through yet.
For FullyInformed USA Members, here are the latest Caterpillar Stock trades for 2015.
Caterpillar Stock – Trades For 2015 Update – July 17 2015
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