Basic Materials Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 2nd

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Omega Flex, Inc. (NASDAQ:OFLX): The shares closed at $13.64, up $0.81, or 6.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $137.65 million. About the company: Omega Flex, Inc. manufactures flexible metal hose. The Company’s product is used in a variety of applications to carry gases within residential and commercial buildings, vibration absorbers in high vibration applications, and other types of gases and fluids in a number of industrial applications. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD): The shares closed at $12.89, up $0.6, or 4.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $356.81 million. About the company: American Vanguard Corporation develops and markets products for agricultural and commercial uses. The Company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human, and animal health protection. Chemicals include insecticides, fungicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO): The shares closed at $34.77, up $1.54, or 4.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $713.16 million. About the company: EnPro Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary engineered industrial products. The Company’s products include sealing products, metal polymer bearing products, air compressor systems and vacuum pumps, diesel and natural gas engines, and specialized tooling. EnPro sells its products to customers located around the world. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZEUS): The shares closed at $23.82, up $0.99, or 4.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $259.64 million. About the company: Olympic Steel, Inc. processes and distributes flat-rolled carbon, stainless steel, and tubular steel products. The Company operates as an intermediary between steel producers and manufacturers that require processed steel for their operations. Olympic purchases steel from producers and processes it according to customer specifications. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Dynamic Materials Corp. (NASDAQ:BOOM): The shares closed at $21.68, up $0.74, or 3.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $289.51 million. About the company: Dynamic Materials Corporation produces clad metal using explosives and shock synthesis. The Company’s products are used in the fabrication of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and transition joints in the hydrocarbon, chemical, power generation, and petrochemical industries. The Company also forms and welds parts for the commercial aircraft, aerospace, and defense industries. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG): The shares closed at $19.34, down $1.07, or 5.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.27 billion. About the company: IAMGOLD Corporation is a mid-tier gold mining company. The Company is focused in West Africa, the Guiana Shield of South America and in Quebec where it has a pipeline of development and exploration projects. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (NYSE:IVN): The shares closed at $20.18, down $1.09, or 5.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $14.91 billion. About the company: Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. explores for and develops mineral and metal properties in Asia and Australia. The Company explores for gold and copper at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in southern Mongolia; and holds interests in companies that mine coal in Mongolia, molybdenum and rhenium in Australia, and gold at the Kyzyl Gold Project in Kazakhstan. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH): The shares closed at $11.80, down $0.6, or 4.84%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.38 billion. About the company: Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, also known as Chalco, is a producer of alumina and primary aluminum in China. The Company refines bauxite into alumina and smelts aluminato to produce primary aluminum. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • CF Industries Hldgs., Inc (NYSE:CF): The shares closed at $140.73, down $6.25, or 4.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.20 billion. About the company: CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products in North America. The Company’s principal products in the nitrogen segment are ammonia, urea and urea ammonium nitrate solution and its principal products in the phosphate segment are diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and granular muriate of potash. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL): The shares closed at $5.97, down $0.26, or 4.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.67 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 >>

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