2. As of noon trading, Caterpillar ( CAT) is down $0.70 (-0.8%) to $91.80 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.06-$92.51 after having opened the day at $92.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.50.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. Caterpillar has a market cap of $58.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Caterpillar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Caterpillar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share 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. Get the full Caterpillar Ratings Report now.

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