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Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – VAL CMC VHI NG

VAL leads basic materials stocks higher on Tuesday


Basic materials stocks advanced 0.1% on Wall Street on Tuesday morning.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average remained flat, the Nasdaq climbed 0.2% and the S&P 500 stayed consistent.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Valspar Corp (VAL): VAL stock is up 1.8% to $76.65, near the 52-week high of $76.67.
  • Commercial Metals Company (CMC): CMC stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is up 1.3% today and up 31.1% in the last month.
  • Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company (RS): RS stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Sensient Technologies Corp (SXT): SXT stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Chemtura Corp (CHMT): CHMT stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Royal Gold (RGLD): RGLD stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Airgas Inc (ARG): ARG stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Berry Plastics Group Inc (BERY): BERY stock is up 1.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is down 4.2% today.
  • Bhp Billiton Limited (BHP): BHP stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Iamgold Corp (IAG): IAG stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL): BBL stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (HMY): HMY stock is down 1.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Sasol Ltd (SSL): SSL stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Pohang Iron & Steel Co. (PKX): PKX stock is down 1.2%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Aurico Gold Inc (AUQ): AUQ stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is down 1.2% 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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