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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 13.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.88 (+2.3%) at $82.31 as of 1:26 p.m. ET.

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Caterpillar has a market cap of $52.71 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Caterpillar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Caterpillar Ratings Report.

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