Basic materials stocks rose 0.7% on Wall Street so far on Wednesday.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.1%, the Nasdaq remained flat and the S&P 500 pushed 0.1% higher.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Air Products and Chemicals (APD): APD stock is up 6.6% to a new 52-week high of $129.65.
- National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is up 2.5% today.
- Fibria Celulose S.A. (FBR): FBR stock is up 2.3%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Iamgold Corp (IAG): IAG stock is up 2.1% today and up 21.0% in the last month.
- Intrepid Potash Inc (IPI): IPI stock is up 2.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is up 2.0% today.
- Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM): AEM stock is up 1.8%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF): CLF stock is up 1.7% today.
- Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM): SWM stock is up 2.1% today.
- Gerdau S.A. (GGB): GGB stock is up 1.3% today.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- Domtar Corp (UFS): UFS stock is down 49.8% to a new 52-week low of $43.64.
- Actuant Corp (ATU): ATU stock is down 3.6% today.
- Rockwood Holdings (ROC): ROC stock is down 3.3% today.
- Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (HMY): HMY stock is down 1.8%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE): GPRE stock is down 1.5% today.
- Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is down 1.2% today.
- Simpson Manufacturing Company (SSD): SSD stock is down 0.9% today.
- A. Schulman (SHLM): SHLM stock is down 1.0% today.
- Alcoa Inc (AA): AA stock is down 0.8% today.
- Leucadia National Corp (LUK): LUK stock is down 0.7% 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.