3 Stocks Boosting the Dow Jones Industrials: Caterpillar, McDonald’s, Kraft

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE:DIA) is down today 0.8% and stands at 11,423. The large stocks below are among the notable performers today.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT): Caterpillar has climbed above $80, for the first time since October. CEO Doug Oberhelman has been named the new head of the Business Roundtable. Caterpillar is up 1.55% today.

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McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD): McDonald’s is one of the few stocks that has decent prospects regardless of the macro environment. McDonald’s is up 1.07%.

Kraft (NYSE:KFT): Kraft is rising along with other food companies. Kraft recently has opted to lower its food prices in response to lower commodity prices instead of enjoying margin gains. The stock is up 0.55%.

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