Barrick Gold and Goldcorp Up Over 3% in Basic Materials Sector Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the stock market.  Following is a brief summary of the stocks in the Basic Materials sector:

Gainers (% price change):

  • China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR):  Shares recently traded at $10.44, up $0.84, or 8.75%, on the day.  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.
  • Mountain Province (AMEX:MDM): Shares recently traded at $4.99, up $0.34, or 7.31%, on the day.  About the company: Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. explores and develops diamond properties. The Company holds a partial interest in the AK and CJ claims located in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
  • Chase Corporation (AMEX:CCF): Shares recently traded at $12.45, up $0.83, or 7.14%, on the day.  About the company: Chase Corporation manufactures protective coatings and tape products. The Company’s products consist of insulating and conducting materials, protective pipe coating tapes and other protectants, protectants for highway bridge deck metal surfaces, thermo-electric insulation, and moisture protective coatings. Chase, through its subsidiary, provides circuit board assembly service.
  • Spartech Corporation (NYSE:SEH): Shares recently traded at $4.21, up $0.23, or 5.78%, on the day.  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.
  • Owens Corning (NYSE:OC): Shares recently traded at $27.21, up $1.37, or 5.3%, on the day.  About the company: Owens Corning Inc. offers insulation, roofing, siding, basement and acoustic systems for building and remodeling, composites solutions and asphalt.

Losers (% price change):

  • Hadera Paper Ltd. (AMEX:AIP): Shares recently traded at $45.25, down $5.99, or 11.69%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $229.99 million.  About the company: Hadera Paper Ltd. manufactures paper and paper products. The Company produces and markets a variety of paper types, household paper products, feminine hygiene products, disposable baby diapers, absorbent products for adults, detergents and cleaning products. Hadera Paper Ltd is also involved in recycling operations in the fields of paper and plastics.
  • Richmont Mines Inc. (AMEX:RIC): Shares recently traded at $8.81, down  $0.92, or 9.46%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $276.41 million.  About the company: Richmont Mines, Inc. is a Canadian gold mining company. The Company owns and operates the Francoeur Mine, Beaufor Mine and Camflo Mill in Quebec, and the Island Gold Mine in Ontario. Richmont also maintains numerous exploration properties in Canada.
  • Vista Gold Corp. (AMEX:VGZ): Shares recently traded at $3.04, down $0.25, or 7.60%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $216.35 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.
  • Seabridge Gold, Inc. (AMEX:SA): Shares recently traded at $27.26, down $2.02, or 6.90%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $1.16 billion.  About the company: Seabridge Gold Inc. (Seabridge) is engaged in acquiring, exploring and developing gold deposits. The Company’s principal projects are located in Canada.
  • Minefinders Corp. Ltd (AMEX:MFN): Shares recently traded at $15.43, down $1.02, or 6.20%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $1.25 billion.  About the company: Minefinders Corporation Ltd. acquires, explores, and develops precious metal properties. The Company has controlling interests in properties in Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Most Actives (dollar volume):

  • Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE:NEM): Shares recently traded at $60.00, down $1.25, or 2.04%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $29.65 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.
  • Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX): The shares recently traded at $48.85, down $1.84, or 3.63%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $48.82 billion.  About the company: Barrick Gold Corporation is an international gold company with operating mines and development projects in the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, and Africa.
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper (NYSE:FCX): The shares recently traded at $43.25, up $0.36, or 0.84%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $41.00 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.
  • Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG): The shares recently traded at $49.36, down $1.92, or $3.74%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $39.86 billion.  About the company: Goldcorp, Inc. is a North American gold producer. The Company has gold mining operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia. Goldcorp owns the Red Lake mine in Ontario.
  • CF Industries Hldgs., Inc (NYSE:CF): The shares recently traded at $175.17, down $3.78, or 2.11%, on the day.  Its market capitalization is $12.57 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.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)