Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SQM RS CSL GPK

Basic materials stocks remained flat so far on Thursday on Wall Street.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed the same, the Nasdaq was up 0.2% and the S&P 500 stayed consistent.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is up 7.4% today.
  • Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company (RS): RS stock is up 7.3% today.
  • Carlisle Companies Inc (CSL): CSL stock is up 5.4% today.
  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK): GPK stock is up 3.3% today.
  • National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is up 4.7% today and up 26.0% in the last month.
  • Pohang Iron & Steel Co. (PKX): PKX stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd (ACH): ACH stock is up 3.0% today.
  • Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is up 3.5% today.
  • Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL): BBL stock is up 2.5% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Century Aluminum Company (CENX): CENX stock is down 4.9% today.
  • Clearwater Paper Corp (CLW): CLW stock is down 3.6% today.
  • Freeport-Mcmoran Inc. (FCX): FCX stock is down 3.2% today.
  • Alcoa Inc (AA): AA stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Rti International Metals (RTI): RTI stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Trex Company (TREX): TREX stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU): AU stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Cytec Industries Inc (CYT): CYT stock is down 0.9% 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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