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Holding back the Dow today is Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 97-cent decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $104.62. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.34 points or roughly accounting for 15.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Caterpillar currently sits at 348,187 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.9 million shares.Caterpillar has a market cap of $66.51 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 16.3% 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. TheStreet Ratings rates Caterpillar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, 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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