Basic materials stocks advanced broadly on Wall Street so far on Wednesday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 1.1%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.1%, the Nasdaq stayed level and the S&P 500 pushed 0.1% higher.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Monsanto Company (MON): MON stock is up 5.3% to a new 52-week high of $126.97.
- Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is up 2.5% today.
- Yamana Gold (AUY): AUY stock is up 2.6% today.
- National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is up 1.9%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Ball Corp (BLL): BLL stock is up 1.9% to a new 52-week high of $62.55.
- AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS): AKS stock is up 1.6% today.
- Kinross Gold Corp (KGC): KGC stock is up 1.4% today.
- Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is up 1.7% today and up 39.8% in the last month.
- Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO): EGO stock is up 1.6% today and up 24.1% in the last month.
- Aurico Gold Inc (AUQ): AUQ stock is up 1.7% today.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- Arcelormittal (MT): MT stock is down 1.6% today.
- Syngenta Ag (SYT): SYT stock is down 1.3% today.
- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF): CLF stock is down 1.0% today.
- Precision Castparts Corp (PCP): PCP stock is down 1.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is down 0.9% today.
- Georgia Gulf Corp (AXLL): AXLL stock is down 0.8%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Circor International (CIR): CIR stock is down 0.6%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Southern Peru Copper Corp (SCCO): SCCO stock is down 0.5% today.
- Crown Cork & Seal Company (CCK): CCK stock is down 0.3% 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.