Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – MRC VALE CMP TCK


Basic materials stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.4%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.1%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.3% and the S&P 500 pushed 0.1% higher.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Mrc Global Inc (MRC): MRC stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Compass Minerals Intl Inc (CMP): CMP stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Teck Resources Ltd (TCK): TCK stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Terra Nitrogen Company L.P. (TNH): TNH stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Watts Water Technologies (WTS): WTS stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK): WLK stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Chemtura Corp (CHMT): CHMT stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Crane Company (CR): CR stock is up 1.3% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Olin Corp (OLN): OLN stock is down 2.1% today.
  • FMC Corp (FMC): FMC stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Ferro Corp (FOE): FOE stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Agrium Inc (AGU): AGU stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Quaker Chemical Corp (KWR): KWR stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Georgia Gulf Corp (AXLL): AXLL stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Crown Cork & Seal Company (CCK): CCK stock is down 1.1% 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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