Sector Review: Action in the Basic Materials Sector on Dec 8th

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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 $9.10, up $0.1, or 1.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $192.22 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 >>
  • KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NASDAQ:KMGB): The shares closed at $15.16, up $0.16, or 1.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $171.79 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 >>
  • Neenah Paper, Inc. (NYSE:NP): The shares closed at $20.05, up $0.18, or 0.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $300.55 million. About the company: Neenah Paper, Inc. is a global manufacturer of premium, performance-based papers and specialty products used in a variety of applications. The Company has manufacturing operations in the United States and Germany. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Great Northern Iron Ore (NYSE:GNI): The shares closed at $107.93, up $0.07, or 0.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $161.89 million. About the company: Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (GNIOP) is a conventional nonvoting trust. The trust owns mineral and non-mineral lands on the Mesabi Iron Range of Minnesota. GNIOP receives royalties on iron ore minerals, principally taconite, mined from these properties which are under lease to major steel producers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Universal Forest Products (NASDAQ:UFPI): The shares closed at $27.15, down $2.84, or 9.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $530.95 million. About the company: Universal Forest Products, Inc. engineers, manufactures, treats and distributes lumber products for the do-it-yourself (DIY), manufactured housing, industrial and site-built construction markets. The company distributes its products through home-center retailers, retail- and contractor-oriented regional lumberyards, and to builders and modular-home contractors. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE:OMN): The shares closed at $4.12, down $0.39, or 8.65%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $189.50 million. About the company: Omnova Solutions Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and building products for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. The Performance Chemicals unit serves the paper, carpet, and textile industries. The Decorative & Building Products unit manufactures products such as wallcovering, coated fabrics, and vinyl woodgrain. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Alumina Limited (NYSE:AWC): The shares closed at $5.34, down $0.44, or 7.61%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.26 billion. About the company: Alumina Limited is an Australian resource company that produces alumina. The Company owns about 40% of Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals through a joint venture with Alcoa. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Zoltek Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZOLT): The shares closed at $8.38, down $0.65, or 7.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $288.01 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 >>
  • Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR): The shares closed at $37.46, down $2.72, or 6.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $482.30 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 >>

Most Actives (dollar volume)

  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper (NYSE:FCX): The shares closed at $38.34, down $2.08, or 5.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $36.34 billion. About the company: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., through its subsidiary, is a copper, gold and molybdenum mining company. The Company primarily mines for copper and owns mining interests in Chile and Indonesia. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold also, through a subsidiary, is involved in smelting and refining of copper concentrates. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT): The shares closed at $40.92, down $2.74, or 6.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $35.05 billion. About the company: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. produces potash, phosphate, and nitrogen to the agricultural and industrial industries worldwide. The Company conducts operations in Canada, Chile, the United States, Brazil, and Trinidad. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE:NEM): The shares closed at $66.06, down $1.65, or 2.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $32.69 billion. About the company: Newmont Mining Corporation acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The Company produces gold from operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Canada, New Zealand and Mexico. Newmont also mines and processes copper in Indonesia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X): The shares closed at $26.61, down $1.74, or 6.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.83 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 >>
  • Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS): The shares closed at $51.13, down $2.1, or 3.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $22.83 billion. About the company: The Mosaic Company produces and distributes crop nutrients to the agricultural communities located in North America and other countries. The Company’s principal products include concentrated phosphates, and potash. 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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