Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Caterpillar (CAT) Lower

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..

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 19 points (+0.1%) at 18,317 as of Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 148.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 363.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,119 issues advancing vs. 1,843 declining with 190 unchanged.
  • EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass.

Holding back the Dow today is Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.38 decline (-1.6%) bringing the stock to $86.92. Volume for Caterpillar currently sits at 3.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.4 million shares.

Caterpillar has a market cap of $53.39 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.2%.

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 increase in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

If you liked this article you might like

Watch Out For the Dominoes That Fall: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Wed 9/20/17)

Crazy Weak U.S. Dollar Will Make These 10 Companies Huge Winners

Caterpillar May Be Ready to Take a Breather

Cramer: FedEx Will Win Big With Global E-Commerce Growth 'On Steroids'

Look Back to Go Forward