DuPont and Newmont Mining Among High Volume Stocks You Must Know Now

Through most of the trading day on Thursday, September 1, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Basic Materials (NYSE:XLB) sector.

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Shares of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) (NYSE:DD) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 3.9 million shares trading hands at $48.24(-2 cents), making up a dollar volume of $186.8 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.43 (-11.8%) from $54.70 to $48.27. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 27, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 9.4% (+$4.61). It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 4.1% (-$2.27).

Shares of Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $358.8 million, based on a current price of $46.77 (-38 cents) and 7.7 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.76 (-12.7%) from $53.37 to $46.61. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 7, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 13% (+$6.27). It saw one of its worst periods between April 7, 2011 and April 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 11.5% (-$6.53).

Shares of Newmont Mining Corporation (Holding Company) (NYSE:NEM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 2.8 million shares trading hands at $62.72(+10 cents), making up a dollar volume of $175.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 6, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $9.90 (18.6%) from $53.23 to $63.13. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 13, 2011 and May 31, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 7.2% (+$3.77). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 7.5% (-$4.21).

Shares of Mosaic Company, The (NYSE:MOS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $275.6 million, based on a current price of $70.97 (-30 cents) and 3.9 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 6, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.51 (9.8%) from $66.67 to $73.18. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 20, 2011 and May 31, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8.3% (+$5.43). It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 7.1% (-$5.88).

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) have a dollar volume of $191.9 million based on a current price of $182.79(+4 cents) and 1.1 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $47.03 (32.9%) from $142.75 to $189.78. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 28, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 12.3% (+$15.70). It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.8% (-$9.73).

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