Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SCL SID FCX GFI

Basic materials stocks fell on Wall Street on Tuesday morning, down 0.2%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.5%, the Nasdaq was down 0.8% and the S&P 500 fell 0.5%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Stepan Company (SCL): SCL stock is up 13.2% today.
  • National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is up 7.3% today and up 34.6% in the last month.
  • Freeport-Mcmoran Inc. (FCX): FCX stock is up 3.3% today.
  • Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is up 4.2% today.
  • Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): ABX stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU): AU stock is up 3.6% today.
  • Compass Minerals Intl Inc (CMP): CMP stock is up 3.1% today.
  • Worthington Industries (WOR): WOR stock is up 3.5% today.
  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM): AEM stock is up 3.5% today.
  • Goldcorp Inc (GG): GG stock is up 3.3% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH): PH stock is down 4.3% today.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is down 4.0% today.
  • Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is down 3.0% today.
  • Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Crane Company (CR): CR stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Lsb Industries Inc (LXU): LXU stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Syngenta Ag (SYT): SYT stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Monsanto Company (MON): MON stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Simpson Manufacturing Company (SSD): SSD 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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