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Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – X SEE AKS HUN

X leads basic materials stocks higher on Wednesday


Basic materials stocks advanced broadly on Wall Street so far on Wednesday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.5%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed 0.4% higher, the Nasdaq rose 0.6% and the S&P 500 increased 0.4%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • United States Steel Corp (X): X stock is up 15.5% today and up 20.2% in the last month.
  • Sealed Air Corp (SEE): SEE stock is up 4.7% today.
  • AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS): AKS stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Huntsman Corp (HUN): HUN stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Newmarket Corp (NEU): NEU stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Terra Nitrogen Company L.P. (TNH): TNH stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): PKG stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Arcelormittal (MT): MT stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Steel Dynamics (STLD): STLD stock is up 1.6% today and up 21.1% in the last month.
  • Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is up 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Chemtura Corp (CHMT): CHMT stock is down 6.0% today.
  • Domtar Corp (UFS): UFS stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Ternium S.A. (TX): TX stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd (ACH): ACH stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE): GPRE stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Aurico Gold Inc (AUQ): AUQ stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Gerdau S.A. (GGB): GGB stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU): AU stock is down 1.9% today.
  • New Gold Inc (NGD): NGD stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is down 1.8% 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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