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NYSE:CAT may be ready to breakout.

By Mill Chart

Last update: Sep 12, 2023

We've identified CATERPILLAR INC (NYSE:CAT) as a potential breakout candidate based on our stock screener's analysis. This breakout setup pattern suggests that after a strong uptrend, the stock is currently consolidating, potentially signaling a continuation of the trend. Keep an eye on NYSE:CAT for further developments.

CAT Daily chart on 2023-09-12

Zooming in on the technicals.

At ChartMill, a crucial aspect of their analysis is the assignment of a Technical Rating to each stock. This rating, ranging from 0 to 10, is calculated daily by considering numerous technical indicators and properties.

Taking everything into account, CAT scores 9 out of 10 in our technical rating. This is due to a consistent performance in both the short and longer term time frames. Also compared to the overall market, CAT is showing a nice and steady performance.

  • The long and short term trends are both positive. This is looking good!
  • When comparing the yearly performance of all stocks, we notice that CAT is one of the better performing stocks in the market, outperforming 94% of all stocks. On top of that, CAT also shows a nice and consistent pattern of rising prices.
  • CAT is one of the better performing stocks in the Machinery industry, it outperforms 89% of 133 stocks in the same industry.
  • CAT is currently trading near its 52 week high, which is a good sign. The S&P500 Index is trading in the upper part of its 52 week range, but not near new highs, so CAT is leading the market.
  • In the last month CAT has a been trading in the 268.80 - 289.41 range, which is quite wide. It is currently trading in the middle of this range, so some resistance may be found above.

For an up to date full technical analysis you can check the technical report of CAT

How do we evaluate the setup for NYSE:CAT?

In addition to the Technical Rating, ChartMill provides a Setup Rating for each stock. This rating, ranging from 0 to 10, assesses the extent of consolidation in the stock based on multiple short-term technical indicators. Currently, NYSE:CAT has a 8 as its setup rating:

Besides having an excellent technical rating, CAT also presents a decent setup pattern. We see reduced volatility while prices have been consolidating in the most recent period. A pullback is taking place, which may present a nice opportunity for an entry. There is a resistance zone just above the current price starting at 286.26. Right above this resistance zone may be a good entry point. There is a support zone below the current price at 281.48, a Stop Loss order could be placed below this zone.

Trading breakout setups.

For a potential trade one would typically wait until the stock breaks out of the consolidation zone to enter the stock and it could be sold again for a loss when it would fall back below the zone.

This article should in no way be interpreted as trading advice. You should always make your own analysis and trade or not trade based on your own observations and style. The article is based purely on some technical observations.

Our Breakout screener lists more breakout setups and is updated daily.

Keep in mind

Important Note: The content of this article is not intended as trading advice. It is essential to perform your own analysis and exercise caution when making trading decisions. The article presents observations created by automated analysis but does not guarantee any trading or investment outcomes. Always trade responsibly and make independent judgments.



NYSE:CAT (12/8/2023, 7:04:00 PM)

After market: 259.5 0 (0%)


+2.09 (+0.81%)

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