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Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SIM GEF FCX MEOH

SIM leads basic materials stocks higher on Friday

Basic materials stocks declined 0.2% on Wall Street on Friday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.3%, the Nasdaq was down 0.4% and the S&P 500 declined 0.3%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Grupo Simec S.A. De C.V. (SIM): SIM stock is up 4.8% today.
  • Greif Bros. Corp (GEF): GEF stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Freeport-Mcmoran Inc. (FCX): FCX stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Worthington Industries (WOR): WOR stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Yamana Gold (AUY): AUY stock is up 1.4%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Cvr Partners LP Common Units R (UAN): UAN stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Bhp Billiton Limited (BHP): BHP stock is up 1.3% today.
  • Domtar Corp (UFS): UFS stock is up 1.3% today.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is up 1.1% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Century Aluminum Company (CENX): CENX stock is down 3.6% today.
  • Steel Dynamics (STLD): STLD stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Glatfelter (GLT): GLT stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Kronos Worldwide Inc (KRO): KRO stock is down 1.8% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Meadwestvaco Corp (MWV): MWV stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG): SMG stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Polyone Corp (POL): POL stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Ashland Inc (ASH): ASH stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Carlisle Companies Inc (CSL): CSL stock is down 1.2% 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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