Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – WY SEE AGU SIM


Basic materials stocks declined on Wall Street today, down 1.4%.

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

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Weyerhaeuser Company (WY): WY stock is up 1.3% today.
  • Sealed Air Corp (SEE): SEE stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Agrium Inc (AGU): AGU stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Grupo Simec S.A. De C.V. (SIM): SIM stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): PKG stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Bemis Company (BMS): BMS stock is up 0.8% today.
  • Trex Company (TREX): TREX stock is up 0.8% today.
  • Neenah Paper (NP): NP stock is up 0.7% today.
  • Aptargroup (ATR): ATR stock is up 0.6% today.
  • RBC Bearings Inc (ROLL): ROLL stock is up 0.6% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Globe Specialty Metals Inc (GSM): GSM stock is down 5.1% today and down 20.3% in the last month.
  • Minerals Technologies Inc (MTX): MTX stock is down 4.3% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is down 3.9% today.
  • Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK): WLK stock is down 3.8% today.
  • Ternium S.A. (TX): TX stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI): ATI stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Valhi Inc (VHI): VHI stock is down 2.5% today.
  • DOW Chemical Company (DOW): DOW stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Sasol Ltd (SSL): SSL stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Cabot Corp (CBT): CBT stock is down 2.3% 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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