Basic materials stocks advanced 0.3% on Wall Street on Wednesday morning.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average remained flat, the Nasdaq stayed level and the S&P 500 remained flat.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is up 5.1% today.
- Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK): WLK stock is up 3.1% today and up 23.7% in the last month.
- Rockwood Holdings (ROC): ROC stock is up 2.8% today.
- Enpro Industries (NPO): NPO stock is up 1.3%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is up 1.6% today.
- PPG Industries (PPG): PPG stock is up 1.3% today.
- Lyondellbasell Industries Nv (LYB): LYB stock is up 1.2% to a new 52-week high of $99.64.
- Eastman Chemical Company (EMN): EMN stock is up 1.0% today.
- Georgia Gulf Corp (AXLL): AXLL stock is up 1.0%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Monsanto Company (MON): MON stock is up 1.1%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- RBC Bearings Inc (ROLL): ROLL stock is down 5.7% today.
- Rexnord Corp (RXN): RXN stock is down 4.6% today.
- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF): CLF stock is down 2.8% today.
- First Majestic Silver (AG): AG stock is down 2.7%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Innophos Holdings (IPHS): IPHS stock is down 2.8% today.
- Terra Nitrogen Company L.P. (TNH): TNH stock is down 2.3% today.
- Rio Tinto Plc (RIO): RIO stock is down 2.2% today.
- Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (HMY): HMY stock is down 2.1% today.
- Trex Company (TREX): TREX stock is down 2.1% today.
- Southern Peru Copper Corp (SCCO): SCCO stock is down 2.2% 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.