Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – VHI BLL DOW GOLD

SQM leads basic materials stocks lower on Monday

   
Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – VHI BLL DOW GOLD

Basic materials stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.5%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.5% higher and the S&P 500 climbed 0.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is up 5.4% today.
  • Ball Corp (BLL): BLL stock is up 1.5% today.
  • DOW Chemical Company (DOW): DOW stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Randgold Resources Limited (GOLD): GOLD stock is up 1.3% today.
  • Watts Water Technologies (WTS): WTS stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Berry Plastics Group Inc (BERY): BERY stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Air Products and Chemicals (APD): APD stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Cytec Industries Inc (CYT): CYT stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Silgan Holdings (SLGN): SLGN stock is up 0.9% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is down 3.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • New Gold Inc (NGD): NGD stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Ferro Corp (FOE): FOE stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Freeport-Mcmoran Copper & Gold (FCX): FCX stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Molycorp Inc (MCP): MCP stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Intrepid Potash Inc (IPI): IPI stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE): GPRE stock is down 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Universal Forest Products (UFPI): UFPI stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company (RS): RS stock is down 1.5% today.

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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.


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