Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – ACH MT SHI BAK

Basic materials stocks advanced broadly on Wall Street so far on Thursday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.7%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.7%, the Nasdaq was up 1.0% and the S&P 500 climbed 0.7%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd (ACH): ACH stock is up 10.0% today.
  • Arcelormittal (MT): MT stock is up 6.7% today.
  • Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is up 4.9% today.
  • Copene-Petroquimica Do Nordeste (BAK): BAK stock is up 4.8% today and up 24.7% in the last month.
  • Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is up 3.5%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is up 3.4% today.
  • Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU): AU stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Hudbay Minerals Inc (HBM): HBM stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Calgon Carbon Corp (CCC): CCC stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Quaker Chemical Corp (KWR): KWR stock is up 2.2% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Owens-Illinois (OI): OI stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Mrc Global Inc (MRC): MRC stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Hecla Mining Company (HL): HL stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL): BBL stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Cvr Partners LP Common Units R (UAN): UAN stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Precision Castparts Corp (PCP): PCP stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Yamana Gold (AUY): AUY stock is down 0.5% today.
  • FMC Corp (FMC): FMC stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Cf Industries Holdings (CF): CF stock is down 0.4% 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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