Caterpillar, Goldman Sachs, and the Other Stocks That Drove the Dow to 40K

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Goldman Sachs accounts for a nearly 7.7% weighting in the Dow, according to data from IndexArb. Only UnitedHealth, with an 8.5% contribution, is a bigger component. But UnitedHealth shares have been a drag on the DJIA this year, falling more than 2% in 2024. Caterpillar has the fourth-largest weighting in the Dow at just under 6%.