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 24.0 points (-0.1%) at 16,936 as of Monday, Jul 28, 2014, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 108 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 305.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,062 issues advancing vs. 1,846 declining with 212 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.15 decline (-1.1%) bringing the stock to $103.70. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 8.7 points or roughly accounting for 36.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Caterpillar currently sits at two million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.5 million shares. Caterpillar has a market cap of $65.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 15.5% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%. Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide.