Dow Today: Caterpillar (CAT) Leads The Day Higher, Boeing (BA) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 39 points (+0.2%) at 16,103 as of Monday, Nov 25, 2013, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 80.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 378.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,362 issues advancing vs. 1,502 declining with 139 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), which is sporting a $2 gain (+2.4%) bringing the stock to $84.88. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 15.14 points or roughly accounting for 38.8% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Caterpillar currently sits at three million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.2 million shares.

Caterpillar has a market cap of $52.26 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 8.4% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%.

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 15.6, 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 reasonable valuation levels, 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.

Holding back the Dow today is Boeing (NYSE: BA), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $3.83 decline (-2.8%) bringing the stock to $132.14. Volume for Boeing currently sits at 2.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.4 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $99.89 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 80.4% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.5%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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