Basic materials stocks finished down broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall decline of 0.4%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1.1%, the Nasdaq declined 1.3% and the S&P 500 was down 1.1%.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Cvr Partners LP Common Units R (UAN): UAN stock is up 1.6% today.
- Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): ABX stock is up 1.5% today.
- Kinross Gold Corp (KGC): KGC stock is up 0.7% today.
- PPG Industries (PPG): PPG stock is up 1.0% today.
- Newmont Mining Corp (NEM): NEM stock is up 1.0% today.
- Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is up 0.9%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Agrium Inc (AGU): AGU stock is up 0.8%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Sun Hydraulics Corp (SNHY): SNHY stock is up 0.6% today.
- Dominion Diamond Corp (DDC): DDC stock is up 0.6% today.
- Albemarle Corp (ALB): ALB stock is up 0.6% today on 2 times normal volume.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- Curtiss-Wright Corp (CW): CW stock is down 3.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Berry Plastics Group Inc (BERY): BERY stock is down 2.2% today.
- Polypore International Inc (PPO): PPO stock is down 2.0% today.
- Mrc Global Inc (MRC): MRC stock is down 2.0% today.
- Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH): PH stock is down 2.0% today.
- Southern Peru Copper Corp (SCCO): SCCO stock is down 2.0% today.
- Bhp Billiton Limited (BHP): BHP stock is down 2.0% today.
- Huntsman Corp (HUN): HUN stock is down 2.0% today.
- Aptargroup (ATR): ATR stock is down 1.9% today.
- Bemis Company (BMS): BMS stock is down 1.9% 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.