Basic materials stocks rose 0.4% on Wall Street today.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.3%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.5% higher and the S&P 500 increased 0.3%.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Century Aluminum Company (CENX): CENX stock is up 2.9% today.
- A. Schulman (SHLM): SHLM stock is up 1.7% today.
- Aurico Gold Inc (AUQ): AUQ stock is up 1.7% today.
- Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is up 1.5% today.
- Greif Bros. Corp (GEF.B): GEF.B stock is up 1.4% today.
- Freeport-Mcmoran Inc. (FCX): FCX stock is up 1.3% today.
- New Gold Inc (NGD): NGD stock is up 1.3% today.
- Eastman Chemical Company (EMN): EMN stock is up 1.1% today.
- Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK): WLK stock is up 1.1% today.
- Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is up 1.1% today.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG): SMG stock is down 2.8% today.
- Georgia Gulf Corp (AXLL): AXLL stock is down 2.4% today.
- Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is down 2.0% today.
- Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is down 1.1% today.
- Carpenter Technology Corp (CRS): CRS stock is down 1.1% today.
- Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU): AU stock is down 1.1% today.
- Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is down 1.0% today.
- Plum Creek Timber Company (PCL): PCL stock is down 1.0% today.
- Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is down 1.0% today.
- Pohang Iron & Steel Co. (PKX): PKX stock is down 1.0% 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.