Basic Materials Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 7th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Sappi Limited (NYSE:SPP): The shares closed at $3.10, up $0.14, or 4.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.61 billion. About the company: Sappi Ltd. produces coated fine paper and chemical cellulose. The Company also produces uncoated graphic and business papers, premium quality packaging papers and a range of specialty papers. Sappi has production operations in North America, Europe, and Southern Africa and sells its products internationally. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Zoltek Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZOLT): The shares closed at $9.03, up $0.39, or 4.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $310.34 million. About the company: Zoltek Companies, Inc. manufactures and markets carbon fibers and develops applications for carbon fibers. The Company also develops, manufactures, and markets reinforcements, specialty resins, consumable supplies, and manufacturing equipment. In addition, Zoltek manufactures and markets acrylic fibers, nylon products, and industrial materials. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS): The shares closed at $15.85, up $0.59, or 3.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $135.76 million. About the company: Lawson Products, Inc. sells and distributes expendable maintenance, repair, and replacement products to OEM’s. The Company’s products include fasteners, screws, nuts rivets, hoses and related fittings, lubricants, cleansers, adhesives, files, drills, welding products and other shop supplies. Lawson also supplies automotive electrical wiring, exhaust and other automotive parts. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX): The shares closed at $7.77, up $0.25, or 3.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.06 billion. About the company: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation manufactures building materials and engineered wood products in the United States, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. The Company’s products are used by homebuilders and light commercial builders. Louisiana Pacific’s products include oriented strand board sheathing, flooring, radiant barrier panels, siding and trim, I-joists, and laminated veneer lumber. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Ternium S.A. (NYSE:TX): The shares closed at $18.65, up $0.53, or 2.92%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.66 billion. About the company: Ternium SA, through subsidiaries, manufactures and processes steel. The Company produces cold rolled coils and sheets, tin, galvanized and electrogalvanized sheets, pre-painted sheets, tailor-made flat products, bars, and wire rod in Argentina, Venezuela, and Mexico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NASDAQ:KMGB): The shares closed at $15.00, down $0.68, or 4.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $169.98 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 >>
  • Dynamic Materials Corp. (NASDAQ:BOOM): The shares closed at $21.65, down $0.7, or 3.13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $289.11 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 >>
  • China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR): The shares closed at $9.00, down $0.27, or 2.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $190.11 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 >>
  • Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK): The shares closed at $4.26, down $0.12, or 2.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.66 billion. About the company: Graphic Packaging Holding Company is an integrated provider of paperboard and integrated paperboard packaging solutions to multinational beverage and consumer products companies. The Company manufactures folding cartons for frozen and non-frozen food and beverage products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Parker-Hannifin Corp. (NYSE:PH): The shares closed at $81.90, down $1.97, or 2.35%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.37 billion. About the company: Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures motion control products, including fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components. The Company also produces fluid purification, fluid flow, process instrumentation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and electromagnetic shielding and thermal management products. 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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