Dow Today: Caterpillar (CAT) Lower

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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.

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