Caterpillar, United Technologies, Alcoa: Dow Movers - TheStreet

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- U.S. stocks finished lower Wednesday as

durable goods orders

saw only a modest bounce in February.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

fell 71.59 points or 0.54%, to 13,126.14. The

S&P 500

dropped 6.98 points to 1,405.54 and the

Nasdaq Composite

lost 15.39 points to 3,104.96.

Breadth within the Dow was negative with 20 of the index's 30 components posting losses.

The biggest percentage decliners among the blue chips Wednesday were

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

,

Alcoa

(AA) - Get Report

and

United Technologies

.

Shares of Caterpillar, the construction and mining equipment maker, fell 3.52% to $104.26 on elevated volume.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Caterpillar an A grade with a buy rating and a

$122.93

price target.

Alcoa shares lost 2.29% to $9.83 with volume exceeding 36 million. The aluminum company gets a

C grade

and a hold rating from

TheStreet Ratings

.

Shares of United Technologies fell 1.91% to $81.52.

TheStreet Ratings

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

$94.79

price target.

The two biggest gainers in the Dow Wednesday were

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

and

American Express

(AXP) - Get Report

.

Bank of America shares increased 1.56% to $9.75. 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 1.44% to $59.06.

TheStreet Ratings

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

$67.82

price target.

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