Basic materials stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.3%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.5%, the Nasdaq increased 0.6% and the S&P 500 climbed 0.5%.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Actuant Corp (ATU): ATU stock is up 1.3% today.
- New Gold Inc (NGD): NGD stock is up 1.3% today.
- Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK): WLK stock is up 1.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Minerals Technologies Inc (MTX): MTX stock is up 1.2% today.
- Watts Water Technologies (WTS): WTS stock is up 1.1% today.
- Bemis Company (BMS): BMS stock is up 1.1% today.
- Cabot Corp (CBT): CBT stock is up 1.0% today.
- RPM International Inc (RPM): RPM stock is up 1.0% today.
- Copene-Petroquimica Do Nordeste (BAK): BAK stock is up 1.0%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Georgia Gulf Corp (AXLL): AXLL stock is up 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- Cameco Corp (CCJ): CCJ stock is down 2.3% today.
- Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is down 1.9% today.
- Grupo Simec S.A. De C.V. (SIM): SIM stock is down 1.6% today.
- Terra Nitrogen Company L.P. (TNH): TNH stock is down 1.6% today.
- Kronos Worldwide Inc (KRO): KRO stock is down 1.4% today.
- First Majestic Silver (AG): AG stock is down 1.4% today.
- Randgold Resources Limited (GOLD): GOLD stock is down 1.2%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Globe Specialty Metals Inc (GSM): GSM stock is down 1.2% today.
- Teck Resources Ltd (TCK): TCK stock is down 1.1% today.
- Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK): GPK stock is down 1.0% today on 2 times normal volume.
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.