Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – PCL BCPC CLF WDFC

Basic materials stocks declined 0.6% on Wall Street on Friday morning.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.2%, the Nasdaq was down 0.9% and the S&P 500 fell 0.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Plum Creek Timber Company (PCL): PCL stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF): CLF stock is up 0.3% today.
  • Wd-40 Company (WDFC): WDFC stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Precision Castparts Corp (PCP): PCP stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW): SHW stock is up 0.8% today.
  • Bemis Company (BMS): BMS stock is up 0.8% today.
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG): SMG stock is up 0.6% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is down 4.6% today.
  • New Gold Inc (NGD): NGD stock is down 3.3% today and down 21.2% in the last month.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd (ACH): ACH stock is down 3.2% today.
  • Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Kinross Gold Corp (KGC): KGC stock is down 3.0% today and down 21.8% in the last month.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is down 2.8% today.
  • National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE): GPRE stock is down 3.2%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Bhp Billiton Limited (BHP): BHP stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL): BBL 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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