Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – MWV HMY MWA KGC

Basic materials stocks advanced 1.1% on Wall Street on Thursday morning.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.1%, the Nasdaq rose 1.2% and the S&P 500 climbed 1.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Meadwestvaco Corp (MWV): MWV stock is up 5.0% today.
  • Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (HMY): HMY stock is up 3.9% today and up 30.8% in the last month.
  • Mueller Water Products (MWA): MWA stock is up 4.0% today.
  • Kinross Gold Corp (KGC): KGC stock is up 3.1% today and up 23.7% in the last month.
  • Carlisle Companies Inc (CSL): CSL stock is up 2.7%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Sonoco Products Company (SON): SON stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK): GPK stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Pohang Iron & Steel Co. (PKX): PKX stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): PKG stock is up 2.4% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Wd-40 Company (WDFC): WDFC stock is down 4.0% today.
  • Sasol Ltd (SSL): SSL stock is down 3.5% today.
  • National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is down 2.3% today.
  • New Gold Inc (NGD): NGD stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Fibria Celulose S.A. (FBR): FBR stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Iamgold Corp (IAG): IAG stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Actuant Corp (ATU): ATU stock is down 1.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd (ACH): ACH stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Quaker Chemical Corp (KWR): KWR stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is down 0.8% 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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