Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – PKG KALU KS IP

Basic materials stocks declined on Wall Street on Wednesday morning, down 0.3%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.2%, the Nasdaq declined 1.1% and the S&P 500 was down 0.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): PKG stock is up 7.4% today.
  • Kaiser Aluminum Corp (KALU): KALU stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corp (KS): KS stock is up 1.8% today.
  • International Paper Company (IP): IP stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW): SHW stock is up 0.8% today.
  • Clearwater Paper Corp (CLW): CLW stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Domtar Corp (UFS): UFS stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Silgan Holdings (SLGN): SLGN stock is up 0.6% today.
  • Sonoco Products Company (SON): SON stock is up 0.8% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Stepan Company (SCL): SCL stock is down 9.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Vedanta Limited (VEDL): VEDL stock is down 4.1% today and down 25.1% in the last month.
  • Freeport-Mcmoran Inc. (FCX): FCX stock is down 5.0% today.
  • United States Steel Corp (X): X stock is down 4.8% today.
  • Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): ABX stock is down 3.6% today and down 30.8% in the last month.
  • Teck Resources Ltd (TCK): TCK stock is down 4.2% today.
  • Gerdau S.A. (GGB): GGB stock is down 4.6% today.
  • Hudbay Minerals Inc (HBM): HBM stock is down 3.9% today and down 23.1% in the last month.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is down 4.4% today.
  • Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL): BBL stock is down 3.9% 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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