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Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of November 8 and a Sell Date of April 6 has resulted in a geometric average return of 5.54% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 16 of those periods. This is a very good rate of success and the return outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 1.78% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Fairly Well with the period of seasonal strength for the Industrials sector, which runs from October 29 to May 10. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Industrials Sector Seasonal Chart.

Caterpillar is an iconic manufacturer of heavy equipment, power solutions, and locomotives. It is currently the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy equipment with over 15% market share in 2020. The company is divided into four reportable segments: construction industries, resource industries, energy and transportation, and Caterpillar Financial Services. Its products are available through a dealer network that covers the globe with over 2,000 branches maintained by 168 dealers. Caterpillar Financial Services provides retail financing for machinery and engines to its customers, in addition to wholesale financing for dealers, which increases the likelihood of Caterpillar product sales.

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