Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SHI AU SSL SYT

Basic materials stocks rose 0.5% on Wall Street so far on Thursday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed 0.6% higher, the Nasdaq rose 0.9% and the S&P 500 climbed 0.6%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is up 9.2% today.
  • Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU): AU stock is up 4.0% today.
  • Sasol Ltd (SSL): SSL stock is up 3.3% today.
  • Syngenta Ag (SYT): SYT stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM): AEM stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): ABX stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL): BBL stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Goldcorp Inc (GG): GG stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Newmont Mining Corp (NEM): NEM stock is up 2.2% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Cf Industries Holdings (CF): CF stock is down 79.7% today and down 80.1% in the last month.
  • Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is down 8.7% today.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd (ACH): ACH stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Mrc Global Inc (MRC): MRC stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Nucor Corp (NUE): NUE stock is down 1.5% today.
  • United States Steel Corp (X): X stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Teck Resources Ltd (TCK): TCK stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI): ATI stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Fibria Celulose S.A. (FBR): FBR stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Pohang Iron & Steel Co. (PKX): PKX 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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