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Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – NP PCP MTX BCPC

Basic materials stocks finished down 0.8% on Wall Street today.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged, the Nasdaq pushed 0.3% higher and the S&P 500 stayed level.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Neenah Paper (NP): NP stock is up 4.3% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Precision Castparts Corp (PCP): PCP stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Minerals Technologies Inc (MTX): MTX stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is up 0.6% today.
  • Actuant Corp (ATU): ATU stock is up 0.5% today.
  • Simpson Manufacturing Company (SSD): SSD stock is up 0.4% today.
  • Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH): PH stock is up 0.4% today.
  • Watts Water Technologies (WTS): WTS stock is up 0.3% today.
  • Sasol Ltd (SSL): SSL stock is up 0.3% today.
  • Quaker Chemical Corp (KWR): KWR stock is up 0.3% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO): EGO stock is down 5.3% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Copene-Petroquimica Do Nordeste (BAK): BAK stock is down 5.0% today.
  • Ternium S.A. (TX): TX stock is down 4.4% today.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd (ACH): ACH stock is down 3.6% today and down 27.0% in the last month.
  • Greif Bros. Corp (GEF): GEF stock is down 3.6% today.
  • Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is down 3.5% today.
  • Georgia Gulf Corp (AXLL): AXLL stock is down 3.2% today.
  • Dominion Diamond Corp (DDC): DDC stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Alcoa Inc (AA): AA stock is down 2.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK): WLK stock is down 2.7% today.

For more information on the best stocks to buy right now, check out the latest commentary on InvestorPlace.com.

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.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, https://investorplace.com/2015/07/hottest-basic-materials-stocks-now-np-pcp-mtx-bcpc-np-pcp-mtx/.

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