In early trading on Friday, shares of Caterpillar ( CAT ) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 0.8%. Year to date, Caterpillar has lost about 28.5% of its value.
And the worst performing Dow component thus far on the day is Boeing ( BA ), trading down 2.2%. Boeing is showing a gain of 9.5% looking at the year to date performance.
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