Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – FCX SHI NGD PAAS

Basic materials stocks remained flat so far on Friday on Wall Street.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.3%, the Nasdaq was down 0.4% and the S&P 500 declined 0.3%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Freeport-Mcmoran Inc (FCX): FCX stock is up 6.3% today.
  • Sinopec Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd (SHI): SHI stock is up 6.1% today.
  • New Gold Inc (NGD): NGD stock is up 5.7% today.
  • Pan American Silver (PAAS): PAAS stock is up 4.8% today.
  • Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is up 4.5% today.
  • Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is up 4.5% today and up 26.2% in the last month.
  • Teck Resources Ltd (TCK): TCK stock is up 4.4% today.
  • Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is up 4.0% today.
  • Alcoa Inc (AA): AA stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Kinross Gold Corp (KGC): KGC stock is up 4.1% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Syngenta Ag (SYT): SYT stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Methanex Corp (MEOH): MEOH stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd (ACH): ACH stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Valspar Corp (VAL): VAL stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (POT): POT stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Berry Plastics Group Inc (BERY): BERY stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Ferro Corp (FOE): FOE stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Agrium Inc (AGU): AGU stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Aptargroup (ATR): ATR stock is down 0.8% 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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