NEW YORK (
) -- U.S. stocks were falling midday Wednesday as
saw only a modest bounce in February.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
fell 97.4 points to 13,100.33. Leading the Dow lower were
Shares of Caterpillar, the construction and mining equipment maker, fell 3.58% to $104.19.
gives Caterpillar an A grade with a buy rating and a
Alcoa shares lost 2.49% to $9.81. The aluminum company gets a
and a hold rating from
Shares of United Technologies fell 1.96% to $81.48.
gives United Technologies an A- grade with a buy rating and a
Two gainers in the index midday Wednesday were
Bank of America
Bank of America shares increased 1 cent, 0.16%, to $9.61. The bank is putting together an
that will help CEO Brian Moynihan with the company's global strategy.
gives Bank of America a
and a hold rating.
American Express shares rose 37 cents, or 0.64%, to $58.59.
gives American Express an A+ grade with a buy rating and a
-- Written by Alexandra Zendrian
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