Basic materials stocks finished flat on Friday on Wall Street.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was steady, the Nasdaq climbed 0.5% and the S&P 500 stayed the same.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Pan American Silver (PAAS): PAAS stock is up 4.4% today.
- Southern Peru Copper Corp (SCCO): SCCO stock is up 4.3%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Grupo Simec S.A. De C.V (SIM): SIM stock is up 4.2% today.
- Randgold Resources Ltd (GOLD): GOLD stock is up 3.5% today.
- Globe Specialty Metals Inc (GSM): GSM stock is up 3.4%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (SQM): SQM stock is up 3.2%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Innospec Inc (IOSP): IOSP stock is up 3.3%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Novagold Resources Inc (NG): NG stock is up 3.0% today.
- Rio Tinto Plc (RIO): RIO stock is up 2.4%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is up 2.4%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- Celanese Corp (CE): CE stock is down 2.7% today.
- Cabot Corp (CBT): CBT stock is down 1.7% today.
- Berry Plastics Group Inc (BERY): BERY stock is down 1.3% today.
- Eastman Chemical Company (EMN): EMN stock is down 1.0% today.
- Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH): PH stock is down 0.9% today.
- Rexnord Corp (RXN): RXN stock is down 0.8% today.
- Carlisle Companies Inc (CSL): CSL stock is down 0.7% today.
- Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (POT): POT stock is down 0.7% today.
- FMC Corp (FMC): FMC stock is down 0.6% today.
- Valspar Corp (VAL): VAL stock is down 0.5% today.
And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here.
Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.