Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – NUE AGU CSL CMP


Basic materials stocks declined 0.3% on Wall Street today.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1%, the Nasdaq declined 0.2% and the S&P 500 fell 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Nucor Corp (NUE): NUE stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Agrium Inc (AGU): AGU stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Carlisle Companies Inc (CSL): CSL stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Compass Minerals Intl Inc (CMP): CMP stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Ball Corp (BLL): BLL stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Ashland Inc (ASH): ASH stock is up 0.7% today.
  • Bemis Company (BMS): BMS stock is up 0.6% today.
  • Steel Dynamics (STLD): STLD stock is up 0.5% today.
  • RPM International Inc (RPM): RPM stock is up 0.5% today.
  • RBC Bearings Inc (ROLL): ROLL stock is up 0.5% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO): EGO stock is down 6.2% today.
  • Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): ABX stock is down 4.4% today.
  • Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): SWC stock is down 4.0% today.
  • Newmont Mining Corp (NEM): NEM stock is down 3.6% today.
  • Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is down 3.4% today.
  • Royal Gold (RGLD): RGLD stock is down 3.0% today.
  • Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK): WLK stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Copene-Petroquimica Do Nordeste (BAK): BAK stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Rio Tinto Plc (RIO): RIO stock is down 2.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.

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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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