Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – AEM EGO HBM SQM


Basic materials stocks finished up 0.1% on Wall Street on Friday.

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

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM): AEM stock is up 7.6% today.
  • Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO): EGO stock is up 4.6% today.
  • Hudbay Minerals Inc (HBM): HBM stock is up 3.0% today.
  • Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Kinross Gold Corp (KGC): KGC stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Newmont Mining Corp (NEM): NEM stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Clearwater Paper Corp (CLW): CLW stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Cf Industries Holdings (CF): CF stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Pan American Silver (PAAS): PAAS stock is up 3.0% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is down 7.2% today.
  • Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is down 4.0% today.
  • Gerdau S.A. (GGB): GGB stock is down 4.5% today.
  • Quaker Chemical Corp (KWR): KWR stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Mueller Industries (MLI): MLI stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Carpenter Technology Corp (CRS): CRS stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Grupo Simec S.A. De C.V. (SIM): SIM stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Mueller Water Products (MWA): MWA stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Minerals Technologies Inc (MTX): MTX stock is down 2.2% 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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