Basic materials stocks finished flat on Thursday on Wall Street.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5%, the Nasdaq increased 0.5% and the S&P 500 climbed 0.5%.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Sealed Air Corp (SEE): SEE stock is up 2.5% today.
- W.R. Grace & Company (GRA): GRA stock is up 1.3% today.
- Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is up 1.2% today.
- Georgia Gulf Corp (AXLL): AXLL stock is up 0.9% today.
- Domtar Corp (UFS): UFS stock is up 0.9% today.
- Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (POT): POT stock is up 0.8% today.
- Trex Company (TREX): TREX stock is up 0.8% today and up 29.8% in the last month.
- Polypore International Inc (PPO): PPO stock is up 0.8% today.
- Crane Company (CR): CR stock is up 0.8%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Agrium Inc (AGU): AGU stock is up 0.8% today.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO): EGO stock is down 1.6% today.
- Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is down 1.3% today.
- Albemarle Corp (ALB): ALB stock is down 1.2% today.
- Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (HMY): HMY stock is down 1.0% today.
- Hecla Mining Company (HL): HL stock is down 0.9% today.
- Goldcorp Inc (GG): GG stock is down 0.9% today.
- Dominion Diamond Corp (DDC): DDC stock is down 0.8% today.
- DOW Chemical Company (DOW): DOW stock is down 0.7% today.
- Cvr Partners LP Common Units R (UAN): UAN stock is down 0.7% today.
- Innophos Holdings (IPHS): IPHS 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.