5 Best Stocks in the Dow This Past Week: Caterpillar RisesThe top five best-performing stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the past week included Caterpillar, Walgreens, Intel, McDonald’s and Microsoft.Author:Publish date:Oct 17, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended Friday up 112 points or ticked up .4%. The Dow closed the week with modest gains at 0.07%.

Here are the best stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average for this past week by their performance in percentage change at the close of trading on Friday, Oct. 16.

1. Caterpillar CAT | Increased 6.17%

Last week construction equipment titan Caterpillar  (CAT) – Get Report announced it was buying the oil and gas division of Weir Group, a Scotland-based engineering company for $405 million in cash. 

“This acquisition

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