Basic Materials Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 15th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Orchids Paper Products Co (NYSE:TIS): The shares closed at $15.75, up $1.14, or 7.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $117.97 million. About the company: Orchids Paper Products Company manufactures bulk tissue paper, known as parent rolls, and converts parent rolls into a full line of tissue products. The Company markets paper towels, bathroom tissue, paper napkins, and other products to the private label segment of the consumer tissue market, and focuses on serving value retailers. Orchids Paper serves customers in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Aurizon Mines Ltd. (NYSE:AZK): The shares closed at $6.23, up $0.44, or 7.6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.01 billion. About the company: Aurizon Mines Ltd. is a gold mining company. The Company’s operations and exploration activities are located in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, Canada. Aurizon operates and owns an interest in the Beaufor Mine, the Sleeping Giant Mine, and the Casa Berardi property. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Grupo Simec S.A.B. de C.V (NYSE:SIM): The shares closed at $7.07, up $0.45, or 6.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.17 billion. About the company: Grupo Simec, S.A. de C.V. produces steel. The Company operates structural steel mini-mills located in Guadalajara and Mexicali. Simec produces non-flat steel products and specialty steel products for the residential, commercial, and industrial construction industries. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Vista Gold Corp. (NYSE:VGZ): The shares closed at $3.93, up $0.23, or 6.22%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $279.68 million. About the company: Vista Gold Corp. is an international gold mining based in Littleton, Colorado. The Company has mining projects in Mexico, Australia, United States and Indonesia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Uranerz Energy Corp. (NYSE:URZ): The shares closed at $2.10, up $0.12, or 6.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $161.60 million. About the company: Uranerz Energy Corporation explores for, develops, and produces uranium. The Company has interests in properties located in the United States, Mongolia, and Canada. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Mechel OAO (NYSE:MTL): The shares closed at $11.93, down $0.64, or 5.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.97 billion. About the company: Mechel is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. The Company’s products are marketed domestically and internationally. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Gold Reserve Inc. (NYSE:GRZ): The shares closed at $2.82, down $0.13, or 4.41%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $167.92 million. About the company: Gold Reserve Inc. acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The Company is currently developing the Brisas gold and copper project in southeastern Venezuela. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR): The shares closed at $9.30, down $0.42, or 4.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $196.45 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 >>
  • Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI): The shares closed at $15.16, down $0.53, or 3.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.22 billion. About the company: Silver Standard Resources Inc. is a silver exploration company focused on acquiring and developing silver resources on a global basis. The Company has projects in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Canada, Chile, the United States and Australia. 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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