The Dow, now -105, would be faring much worse if not for the resilience of Caterpillar (CAT...

|About: Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)|By:, SA News Editor

The Dow, now -105, would be faring much worse if not for the resilience of Caterpillar (CAT +0.6%), one of only five Dow stocks in positive territory despite awful factory data and worries about global growth. "Perhaps one silver lining in the report was that exports improved, however slightly, helping companies with global reach, like Cat," Mark Gongloff muses.