Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – FCX VEDL GGB VALE

Basic materials stocks advanced 1.2% on Wall Street on Wednesday morning.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7%, the Nasdaq increased 0.8% and the S&P 500 pushed 0.7% higher.

Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Freeport-Mcmoran Inc (FCX): FCX stock is up 7.3% today.
  • Vedanta Ltd (VEDL): VEDL stock is up 6.5% today.
  • Gerdau S.A. (GGB): GGB stock is up 5.4% today.
  • Vale S.A. (VALE): VALE stock is up 5.2% today and up 21.2% in the last month.
  • Teck Resources Ltd (TCK): TCK stock is up 5.2% today.
  • Posco ADR (PKX): PKX stock is up 4.5% today.
  • National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is up 5.5% today and up 32.2% in the last month.
  • Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is up 3.8% today and up 22.7% in the last month.
  • Celanese Corp (CE): CE stock is up 3.6% today.
  • Southern Peru Copper Corp (SCCO): SCCO stock is up 3.6% today.

Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:

  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd (AEM): AEM stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Goldcorp Inc (GG): GG stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Kinross Gold Corp (KGC): KGC stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Yamana Gold (AUY): AUY stock is down 2.4% today and down 25.9% in the last month.
  • Clearwater Paper Corp (CLW): CLW stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Barrick Gold Corp (ABX): ABX stock is down 1.8% today and down 20.1% in the last month.
  • Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN): BVN stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU): AU stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is down 1.4% today and down 20.6% in the last month.
  • Dominion Diamond Corp (DDC): DDC stock is down 1.2% 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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