Yamana Gold and 4 Basic Materials Stocks Rising Mid-Day: AUY, SIAL, IFF, UFS, PKG

Through early trading, these stocks are helping the Basic Materials (NYSE:XLB) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $16.25, up 44 cents (+2.7%) from the previous close of $15.82. Yamana Gold Inc. is a gold producer with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties and land positions in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.18 (35.9%) from $11.64 to $15.82. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 12.7% (+$1.42). It saw one of its worst periods between June 21, 2011 and June 27, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 2.9% (-34 cents).

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ:SIAL) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $64.83, up $1.10 (+1.7%) from the previous close of $63.73. Sigma-Aldrich Corporation is a life science and high technology company that develops, manufactures, purchases and distributes a range of high quality chemicals, biochemicals and equipment.

Stock Price Performance: From July 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.86 (-12.2%) from $72.59 to $63.73. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8.9% (+$5.76). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 13.3% (-$9.77).

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $59.84, up $1.02 (+1.7%) from the previous close of $58.81. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. manufactures flavor and fragrance products for other manufacturers to add or improve flavor or fragrance of consumer products.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.23 (-6.7%) from $63.04 to $58.81. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 25, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8% (+$4.53). It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 14, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.7% (-$2.34).

Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $82.66, up $1.04 (+1.3%) from the previous close of $81.62. Domtar Corporation is an integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.22 (-14.8%) from $95.84 to $81.62. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 15, 2010 and October 25, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 9.8% (+$6.69). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.9% (-$6.77).

Packaging Corporation Of America (NYSE:PKG) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $26.98, up 34 cents (+1.3%) from the previous close of $26.65. Packaging Corporation of America is a producer of containerboard and corrugated products in the United States. It is comprised of mills and corrugated manufacturing operations.

Stock Price Performance: From August 17, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.79 (11.7%) from $23.86 to $26.65. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 4, 2011 and May 12, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.5% (+$1.51). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 20.2% (-$5.35).

 

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