Basic materials stocks finished flat today on Wall Street.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.3%, the Nasdaq declined 0.2% and the S&P 500 fell 0.3%.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (POT): POT stock is up 4.8% today on 4 times normal volume.
- Agrium Inc (AGU): AGU stock is up 2.9% today.
- Mosaic Company (MOS): MOS stock is up 2.1% today.
- Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is up 1.9% today.
- Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is up 1.8% today.
- Cf Industries Holdings (CF): CF stock is up 1.4% today on 3 times normal volume.
- Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is up 0.9% today on 3 times normal volume.
- Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG): SMG stock is up 0.9% today.
- Mueller Water Products (MWA): MWA stock is up 0.5% today.
- Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is up 0.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is down 3.4% today.
- Ternium S.A. (TX): TX stock is down 2.1% today.
- Carpenter Technology Corp (CRS): CRS stock is down 2.1% today.
- Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI): ATI stock is down 2.1% today.
- United States Steel Corp (X): X stock is down 1.7% today.
- Arcelormittal (MT): MT stock is down 1.6% today.
- Rio Tinto Plc (RIO): RIO stock is down 1.6% today.
- Kronos Worldwide Inc (KRO): KRO stock is down 1.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Dover Corp (DOV): DOV stock is down 1.6% today.
- Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM): AEM stock is down 1.5%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
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.