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.
And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here.
Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.