Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – APD BAK BMS FBR

Basic materials stocks remained flat so far on Thursday on Wall Street.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.5%, the Nasdaq was down 0.9% and the S&P 500 declined 0.5%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Air Products and Chemicals (APD): APD stock is up 3.6% today.
  • Copene-Petroquimica Do Nordeste (BAK): BAK stock is up 3.2% today.
  • Bemis Company (BMS): BMS stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Fibria Celulose S.A. (FBR): FBR stock is up 2.8% today.
  • Gerdau S.A. (GGB): GGB stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Cabot Corp (CBT): CBT stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (POT): POT stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Huntsman Corp (HUN): HUN stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Cytec Industries Inc (CYT): CYT stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Intrepid Potash Inc (IPI): IPI stock is up 1.4% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • United States Steel Corp (X): X stock is down 5.0% today.
  • Royal Gold (RGLD): RGLD stock is down 4.6% today.
  • Steel Dynamics (STLD): STLD stock is down 4.1% today.
  • Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Carpenter Technology Corp (CRS): CRS stock is down 3.0% today.
  • Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW): SLW stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Mrc Global Inc (MRC): MRC stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): ABX stock is down 3.0% today.
  • Newmont Mining Corp (NEM): NEM stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (HMY): HMY stock is down 2.3% 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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