Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – X HUN PPG MTX

Basic materials stocks rose 2.1% on Wall Street on Tuesday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.2%, the Nasdaq was up 0.9% and the S&P 500 climbed 1.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • United States Steel Corp (X): X stock is up 5.5% today.
  • Huntsman Corp (HUN): HUN stock is up 4.7% today on 4 times normal volume.
  • PPG Industries (PPG): PPG stock is up 4.4% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Minerals Technologies Inc (MTX): MTX stock is up 4.1% today.
  • Valspar Corp (VAL): VAL stock is up 4.0% today.
  • Carpenter Technology Corp (CRS): CRS stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK): WLK stock is up 3.6% today.
  • Newmarket Corp (NEU): NEU stock is up 3.3% today.
  • Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW): SLW stock is up 3.2% today.
  • Praxair (PX): PX stock is up 3.2% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Grupo Simec S.A. De C.V. (SIM): SIM stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): ABX stock is down 0.1% today and down 32.1% in the last month.

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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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