Dow Today: Caterpillar (CAT) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 26 points (+0.2%) at 16,945 as of Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 54.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 303.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,131 issues advancing vs. 1,711 declining with 219 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), which is sporting a 78-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $108.08. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 5.9 points or roughly accounting for 22.7% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Caterpillar currently sits at 1.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.8 million shares.

Caterpillar has a market cap of $67.17 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 18.2% year-to-date as of Tuesday'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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