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Holding the Dow back today was Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), which lagged the broader Dow index with a 46-cent decline (-0.4%) bringing the stock to $108.46. Volume for Caterpillar ended the day at 4.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.8 million shares.Caterpillar has a market cap of $68.48 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 19.9% 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. TheStreet Ratings rates Caterpillar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.
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