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Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – CCJ UAN AKS DDC

ALB leads basic materials stocks lower on Wednesday


Basic materials stocks rose broadly on Wall Street on Wednesday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.7%.

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

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Cameco Corp (CCJ): CCJ stock is up 5.1% today.
  • Cvr Partners LP Common Units R (UAN): UAN stock is up 3.3% today.
  • AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS): AKS stock is up 3.2% today and up 23.7% in the last month.
  • Dominion Diamond Corp (DDC): DDC stock is up 2.5% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Teck Resources Ltd (TCK): TCK stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Yamana Gold (AUY): AUY stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Arcelormittal (MT): MT stock is up 2.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Steel Dynamics (STLD): STLD stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (HMY): HMY stock is up 2.0% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Albemarle Corp (ALB): ALB stock is down 1.4% today on 4 times normal volume.
  • Curtiss-Wright Corp (CW): CW stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Olin Corp (OLN): OLN stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Silgan Holdings (SLGN): SLGN stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Aptargroup (ATR): ATR stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Precision Castparts Corp (PCP): PCP stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Crown Cork & Seal Company (CCK): CCK stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Celanese Corp (CE): CE stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Sonoco Products Company (SON): SON stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Greif Bros. Corp (GEF.B): GEF.B stock is down 0.5% 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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