Caterpillar Expands China Market Share and 2 Dow Movers Sparking Chatter

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): Current price $58.88

Alliance Data said that its Canadian loyalty division has renewed a multi-year arrangement with Amex Bank of Canada, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Express Travel Related Services and an operating unit of American Express.

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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT): Current price $96.82

The company has captured an approximate 6 percent market share in China’s machinery sector, but the ERA Mining loss report is a setback at a time when the country’s homegrown machinery firms are beginning to threaten Caterpillar, as they expand in China and also worldwide, says The Financial Times.

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United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX): Current price $87.85

The firm’s fourth-quarter profit soared by 55 percent as UTX benefited from gains on the divestiture of its legacy Hamilton Sundstrand’s Industrial units, although its costs increased decidedly. The company has posted improved profits recently, thanks to its $16.5 billion purchase of the aircraft-component maker Goodrich Corp., which closed in 2012.

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