Basic materials stocks rose broadly on Wall Street so far on Wednesday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.5%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed 0.7% higher, the Nasdaq climbed 0.7% and the S&P 500 was up 0.7%.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Globe Specialty Metals Inc (GSM): GSM stock is up 4.5% today.
- Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is up 2.9% to a new 52-week high of $17.16.
- Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is up 2.3% today.
- Copene-Petroquimica Do Nordeste (BAK): BAK stock is up 2.3% today.
- Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM): SWM stock is up 1.8% today.
- Innospec Inc (IOSP): IOSP stock is up 1.4% today.
- Chemtura Corp (CHMT): CHMT stock is up 1.5% today.
- Rockwood Holdings (ROC): ROC stock is up 1.6% today.
- Georgia Gulf Corp (AXLL): AXLL stock is up 1.7% today.
- Watts Water Technologies (WTS): WTS stock is up 1.7% today.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- First Majestic Silver (AG): AG stock is down 2.3% today.
- Pan American Silver (PAAS): PAAS stock is down 1.8% today.
- Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO): EGO stock is down 1.2% today.
- Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (HMY): HMY stock is down 1.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Iamgold Corp (IAG): IAG stock is down 1.8%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Kinross Gold Corp (KGC): KGC stock is down 1.5% today.
- Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM): AEM stock is down 1.2% today.
- United States Steel Corp (X): X stock is down 1.2%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Gerdau S.A. (GGB): GGB stock is down 1.0%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Yamana Gold (AUY): AUY stock is down 0.9% today.
And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here.
Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.