NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's pre-earnings stock profiles include two Dow components led by Caterpillar (CAT - Get Report), whose stock is up 21% year to date, and 3M (MMM), which is up 3.5%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 3.2%.
Three homebuilders have three different performance statistics: D.R. Horton (DHI) is up 8.9% year to date, while Meritage Homes (MTH) is down 11%, and Pulte Group (PHM) is down 4.5%. All three are components of the housing market index, which is down 1.2% year to date.
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