Caterpillar, Alcoa, United Technologies: Dow Midday Movers - TheStreet

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- U.S. stocks were falling midday Wednesday as

durable-goods orders

saw only a modest bounce in February.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

fell 97.4 points to 13,100.33. Leading the Dow lower were

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

,

Alcoa

(AA) - Get Report

and

United Technologies

.

Shares of Caterpillar, the construction and mining equipment maker, fell 3.58% to $104.19.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Caterpillar an A grade with a buy rating and a

$122.93

price target.

Alcoa shares lost 2.49% to $9.81. The aluminum company gets a

C grade

and a hold rating from

TheStreet Ratings

.

Shares of United Technologies fell 1.96% to $81.48.

TheStreet Ratings

gives United Technologies an A- grade with a buy rating and a

$94.79

price target.

Two gainers in the index midday Wednesday were

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

and

American Express

(AXP) - Get Report

.

Bank of America shares increased 1 cent, 0.16%, to $9.61. The bank is putting together an

international advisory board

that will help CEO Brian Moynihan with the company's global strategy.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Bank of America a

C- grade

and a hold rating.

American Express shares rose 37 cents, or 0.64%, to $58.59.

TheStreet Ratings

gives American Express an A+ grade with a buy rating and a

$67.82

price target.

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