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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) is trading up 29 points (+0.2%) at 17,349 as of Friday, Jan 16, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 177.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 336.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,170 issues advancing vs. 807 declining with 158 unchanged.
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), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 99-cent decline (-1.2%) bringing the stock to $83.33. Volume for Caterpillar currently sits at 3.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.2 million shares.
Caterpillar has a market cap of $52.11 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 7.9% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.
Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide.
TheStreet Ratings rates Caterpillar as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.
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