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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) closed down 11.0 points at 13,096. During the day, 547.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 566.7 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,761 issues advancing vs. 1,272 declining with 107 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was
), which sported a 56-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $84.81. Volume for Caterpillar ended the day at 5.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.3 million shares.
Caterpillar has a market cap of $55.04 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are down 7% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.5%.
Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, equal to the average conglomerates industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Caterpillar as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. 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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Holding the Dow back today was
), which lagged the broader Dow index with a 94-cent decline (-0.8%) bringing the stock to $110.24. This single loss lowered the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.11 points or roughly accounting for 64.6% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Chevron ended the day at 5.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.8 million shares.
Chevron has a market cap of $218.15 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 4.5% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.2%.
Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. It operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.3, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
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