MARKET PULSE-Caterpillar, Boeing, Internet Gold, Lithia Motors

Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:42pm EDT
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Oct 23 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as shares of Caterpillar and a number of chipmakers tumbled in the wake of results, putting the S&P 500 on track to snap a four-session streak of record highs. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.42 percent, The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 0.52 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index was down 0.58 percent.

** CATERPILLAR INC, $83.93, down 6 pct (01:06 p.m. ET)

The world's largest maker of earth-moving equipment for builders and miners posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and cut its full-year forecast yet again as weak demand from mining customers continued to bedevil the heavy equipment maker.

** BOEING CO, $127.48, up 5 pct (01:07 p.m. ET)

The planemaker, whose stock is at its life-high, said adjusted profit increased in the third quarter, and raised its full-year forecast, reflecting booming commercial aircraft production.

** ALCOA INC, $9.12, down 2.5 pct (01:03 p.m. ET)   Continued...