Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 13.0 points at 16,930 as of Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014, 1:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 147.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 351 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 968 issues advancing vs. 2,021 declining with 151 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), which is sporting a 50-cent gain (+0.5%) bringing the stock to $109.25. Volume for Caterpillar currently sits at 2.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.9 million shares. Caterpillar has a market cap of $67.67 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 19.8% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.2%. 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.