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WTS leads basic materials stocks lower on Wednesday


Basic materials stocks rose broadly on Wall Street on Wednesday morning, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.3%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed level, the Nasdaq declined 0.3% and the S&P 500 stayed the same.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Sealed Air Corp (SEE): SEE stock is up 6.1% to a new 52-week high of $34.57.
  • Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE): GPRE stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Domtar Corp (UFS): UFS stock is up 3.4% today.
  • International Paper Company (IP): IP stock is up 3.2% today.
  • Compass Minerals Intl Inc (CMP): CMP stock is up 2.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Pohang Iron & Steel Co. (PKX): PKX stock is up 2.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Meadwestvaco Corp (MWV): MWV stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Copene-Petroquimica Do Nordeste (BAK): BAK stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Syngenta Ag (SYT): SYT stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): PKG stock is up 1.0% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Watts Water Technologies (WTS): WTS stock is down 5.1% today.
  • Cameco Corp (CCJ): CCJ stock is down 3.0%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • United States Steel Corp (X): X stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Ternium S.A. (TX): TX stock is down 2.9%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Yamana Gold (AUY): AUY stock is down 2.6% to a new 52-week low of $7.44.
  • Polypore International Inc (PPO): PPO stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO): EGO stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW): SLW stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Aurico Gold Inc (AUQ): AUQ stock is down 1.9% today.

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Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.

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