Basic Materials Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 14th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Basic Materials (NYSE:XLB) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR): The shares closed at $9.78, up $0.9, or 10.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $206.59 million. About the company: China Natural Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and production company. The Company acquires, exploits, and develops minerals domestically and internationally. China Natural has zinc-iron mines operations in Anhui, a copper smelting plant in Inner Mongolia providing blister copper, gold, silver and sulfuric acid as well as operates coal mines. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET): The shares closed at $6.68, up $0.24, or 3.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $178.56 million. About the company: Aceto Corporation distributes industrial chemicals used in agriculture, color producing, pharmaceutical, and surface coating industries. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLO): The shares closed at $8.40, up $0.3, or 3.7%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $140.76 million. About the company: Shiloh Industries, Inc. supplies blanks, stampings, subassemblies, and processed steel. The Company’s customers include automotive, heavy truck, heating and air conditioning, and other industrial manufacturers. Shiloh operates facilities in Ohio, Michigan, and Georgia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NASDAQ:KMGB): The shares closed at $16.24, up $0.56, or 3.6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $184.39 million. About the company: KMG Chemicals, Inc. manufactures, formulates, and globally distributes specialty chemicals. The Company operates segments involved in the electronic chemicals, industrial wood preserving, and animal health businesses. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Spartech Corporation (NYSE:SEH): The shares closed at $4.36, up $0.15, or 3.56%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $134.42 million. About the company: Spartech Corporation produces engineered thermoplastic materials, polymer compounds, and molded and profile products for a variety of manufacturing customers. The Company’s facilities process extruded sheet and rollstock, specialty plastic alloys, compounds and color concentrates, and molded and profile products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Polypore Intl., Inc. (NYSE:PPO): The shares closed at $43.86, down $3.96, or 8.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.04 billion. About the company: Polypore International, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets specialized polymer-based membranes used in separation and filtration processes. The Company serves customers globally with manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Georgia Gulf Corporation (NYSE:GGC): The shares closed at $17.41, down $1.1, or 5.94%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $596.06 million. About the company: Georgia Gulf Corporation manufactures and markets chemical and plastic products. The Company’s products include electrochemicals, methanol, and aromatic chemicals. Georgia Gulf’s products are sold for further processing into a variety of end-use applications, such as plastic piping, window frames made from PVC resins, and bonding agents for wood products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL): The shares closed at $5.73, down $0.36, or 5.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.60 billion. About the company: Hecla Mining Company explores, develops, and mines precious metals, gold and silver. The Company has operations in the United States and Mexico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Silver Wheaton Corp. (USA (NYSE:SLW): The shares closed at $29.07, down $1.81, or 5.86%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.28 billion. About the company: Silver Wheaton Corporation purchases and sells by-product silver from operating mines. The Company has long term contracts to purchase all or a portion of the silver production from mines in Mexico, Sweden, Peru, Greece and the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY): The shares closed at $13.98, down $0.87, or 5.86%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.42 billion. About the company: Yamana Gold Inc. is an intermediate gold producer with production, development stage, and exploration properties throughout Brazil. The Company also holds gold exploration properties in Argentina. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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