Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – MUSA AUQ HMY EGO

MUSA leads basic materials stocks higher on Monday

By Portfolio Grader

Basic materials stocks fell on Wall Street so far on Monday, down 0.3%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.5%, the Nasdaq fell 0.5% and the S&P 500 declined 0.5%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Murphy USA Inc. Common Stock Wh (MUSA): MUSA stock is up 4.1% today.
  • Aurico Gold Inc (AUQ): AUQ stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (HMY): HMY stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO): EGO stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Pan American Silver (PAAS): PAAS stock is up 1.7% today.
  • National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is up 2.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • New Gold Inc (NGD): NGD stock is up 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Hecla Mining Company (HL): HL stock is up 1.3% today.
  • First Majestic Silver (AG): AG stock is up 1.2% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Trex Company (TREX): TREX stock is down 6.5% today.
  • Stepan Company (SCL): SCL stock is down 2.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • United States Steel Corp (X): X stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is down 2.3% to a new 52-week low of $23.94.
  • Raven Industries (RAVN): RAVN stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Quaker Chemical Corp (KWR): KWR stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Polypore International Inc (PPO): PPO stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Enpro Industries (NPO): NPO stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Glatfelter (GLT): GLT stock is down 2.0% 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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