Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – MLI SCL SHW LYB

MLI leads basic materials stocks higher on Friday

   
Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – MLI SCL SHW LYB

Basic materials stocks finished flat on Friday on Wall Street.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1%, the Nasdaq was up 0.4% and the S&P 500 increased 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Mueller Industries (MLI): MLI stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Stepan Company (SCL): SCL stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW): SHW stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Lyondellbasell Industries Nv (LYB): LYB stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is up 1.0% today.
  • RBC Bearings Inc (ROLL): ROLL stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Mueller Water Products (MWA): MWA stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Ball Corp (BLL): BLL stock is up 0.9% to a new 52-week high of $58.64.
  • Albany International Corp (AIN): AIN stock is up 0.9% today.
  • A. Schulman (SHLM): SHLM stock is up 0.9% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Copene-Petroquimica Do Nordeste (BAK): BAK stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Fibria Celulose S.A. (FBR): FBR stock is down 2.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Cf Industries Holdings (CF): CF stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Steel Dynamics (STLD): STLD stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Ashland Inc (ASH): ASH stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Bhp Billiton Limited (BHP): BHP stock is down 1.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Celanese Corp (CE): CE stock is down 1.0%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Rexnord Corp (RXN): RXN stock is down 1.0% 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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