Shares of Caterpillar Inc. CAT,
inched 0.52% higher to $ 217.03 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
rising 0.40% to 34,721.12 and the S&P 500 Index SPX,
falling 0.27% to 4,488.28. Caterpillar Inc. closed $ 29.66 below its 52-week high ($ 246.69), which the company achieved on June 4th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Deere & Co. THE,
rose 2.16% to $ 418.30, General Electric Co. GE,
rose 0.31% to $ 89.74, and Cummins Inc. CMI,
fell 0.72% to $ 194.69. Trading volume (2.4 M) remained 1.5 million below its 50-day average volume of 3.9 M.