Basic Materials Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 30th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Zoltek Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZOLT): The shares closed at $8.21, up $2.48, or 43.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $282.16 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 >>
  • Spartech Corporation (NYSE:SEH): The shares closed at $4.26, up $0.64, or 17.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $131.34 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 >>
  • United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X): The shares closed at $27.30, up $3.63, or 15.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.93 billion. About the company: United States Steel Corporation is an integrated steel producer with production operations in North America and Europe. The Company’s operations include coke production in both North America and Europe and iron ore pellets in North America, transportation services (railroad and barge operations), real estate operations, and engineering and consulting services in North America. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR): The shares closed at $38.91, up $5.01, or 14.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $500.97 million. About the company: Quaker Chemical Corporation produces, develops, and markets custom-formulated chemical specialty products. The Company also provides fluid management services for manufacturers around the world, primarily in the steel, automotive, and can industries. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Dynamic Materials Corp. (NASDAQ:BOOM): The shares closed at $21.36, up $2.75, or 14.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $285.23 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)

  • CF Industries Hldgs., Inc (NYSE:CF): The shares closed at $139.80, down $3.96, or 2.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.14 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 >>
  • China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR): The shares closed at $10.07, down $0.13, or 1.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $212.71 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 >>
  • Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC): The shares closed at $13.98, down $0.01, or 0.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.62 billion. About the company: Commercial Metals Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, recycle, and market steel and metal products and related materials. The Company markets and trades primary and secondary metals, steel, ores, concentrates, industrial minerals, ferroalloys, chemicals, and other materials used in a variety of industries. 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.)

Advantage: Check out our interactive stock charts, fundamentals, Twitter stream, and more >>

Improve Your 2011 Financial Health: Join the winning team of stock pickers with Wall St. Cheat Sheet’s acclaimed premium newsletter>>