Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – TREX MTX SHLM TNH

Basic materials stocks declined broadly on Wall Street on Wednesday, with the sector seeing an overall decline of 1.2%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.2%, the Nasdaq declined 0.4% and the S&P 500 fell 0.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Trex Company (TREX): TREX stock is up 0.7% today and up 20.9% in the last month.
  • Minerals Technologies Inc (MTX): MTX stock is up 0.7%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • A. Schulman (SHLM): SHLM stock is up 0.3% today.
  • Terra Nitrogen Company L.P. (TNH): TNH stock is up 0.1% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Cabot Corp (CBT): CBT stock is down 7.7% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Yamana Gold (AUY): AUY stock is down 4.1% today.
  • Globe Specialty Metals Inc (GSM): GSM stock is down 3.6% today.
  • National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is down 3.5% today.
  • Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW): SLW stock is down 3.3% today.
  • Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU): AU stock is down 3.3% today and down 23.2% in the last month.
  • Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is down 3.3% today.
  • Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Ternium S.A. (TX): TX stock is down 3.0% 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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