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 130.0 points (-0.8%) at 16,953 as of Friday, Jul 25, 2014, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 97.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 305.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 881 issues advancing vs. 2,042 declining with 171 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 12-cent decline (-0.1%) bringing the stock to $104.92. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.91 points or roughly accounting for 0.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Caterpillar currently sits at 1.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.4 million shares. Caterpillar has a market cap of $67.79 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 15.7% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%. Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide.