Basic materials stocks rose 0.3% on Wall Street today.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.6%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.7% and the S&P 500 pushed 0.6% higher.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corp (KS): KS stock is up 4.1% today.
- National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is up 3.4% today.
- Sun Hydraulics Corp (SNHY): SNHY stock is up 2.9% today.
- Ternium S.A. (TX): TX stock is up 2.2% today.
- Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK): WLK stock is up 2.1% today.
- Trex Company (TREX): TREX stock is up 2.0% today.
- Albemarle Corp (ALB): ALB stock is up 1.9% today.
- Bemis Company (BMS): BMS stock is up 1.9% today.
- Polypore International Inc (PPO): PPO stock is up 1.7% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Pohang Iron & Steel Co. (PKX): PKX stock is up 1.6% today.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is down 2.6% today.
- Kinross Gold Corp (KGC): KGC stock is down 1.8% today.
- Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM): AEM stock is down 1.8% today.
- Hudbay Minerals Inc (HBM): HBM stock is down 1.7% today.
- Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW): SLW stock is down 1.3% today.
- Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is down 1.2% today.
- Intrepid Potash Inc (IPI): IPI stock is down 1.2% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is down 1.2% today.
- Randgold Resources Limited (GOLD): GOLD stock is down 1.0% today.
- Royal Gold (RGLD): RGLD stock is down 0.9% 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.