Sector Review: Action in the Basic Materials Sector on Dec 15th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Georgia Gulf Corporation (NYSE:GGC): The shares closed at $18.68, up $1.27, or 7.29%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $639.54 million. About the company: Georgia Gulf Corporation manufactures and markets chemical and plastic products. The Company’s products include electrochemicals, methanol, and aromatic chemicals. Georgia Gulf’s products are sold for further processing into a variety of end-use applications, such as plastic piping, window frames made from PVC resins, and bonding agents for wood products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX): The shares closed at $7.53, up $0.41, or 5.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.03 billion. About the company: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation manufactures building materials and engineered wood products in the United States, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. The Company’s products are used by homebuilders and light commercial builders. Louisiana Pacific’s products include oriented strand board sheathing, flooring, radiant barrier panels, siding and trim, I-joists, and laminated veneer lumber. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Domtar Corp. (NYSE:UFS): The shares closed at $78.60, up $4.07, or 5.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.92 billion. About the company: Domtar Corporation produces uncoated freesheet paper. The Company manufactures business papers, commercial printing and publication papers, and technical and specialty papers. Domtar manages forestland in Canada and the United States, and produces lumber and other wood products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • (): The shares closed at $22.85, up $1.08, or 4.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.30 billion. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL): The shares closed at $22.39, up $1.05, or 4.92%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.10 billion. About the company: H.B. Fuller Company manufactures and markets adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints, and other specialty chemical products worldwide. The Company’s adhesives, sealants, and coatings are sold in many different formulations to a number of industries. H.B. Fuller also produces powder coatings, paints, and mastics. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR): The shares closed at $8.56, down $0.63, or 6.86%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $180.82 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 >>
  • Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL): The shares closed at $5.41, down $0.32, or 5.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.51 billion. About the company: Hecla Mining Company explores, develops, and mines precious metals, gold and silver. The Company has operations in the United States and Mexico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Harmony Gold Mining Co (NYSE:HMY): The shares closed at $11.88, down $0.61, or 4.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.11 billion. About the company: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited is a mining company which produces gold from its operations in the district of Virginia, Orange Free State. Harmony owns and operates the Harmony, Randfontein, Evander, Consolidated Modderfontein, Grootvei and Bissett gold mines. Harmony also has gold mining operations in Australia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ:FSTR): The shares closed at $25.20, down $1.27, or 4.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $253.47 million. About the company: L.B. Foster Company manufactures, fabricates, and distributes rail and trackwork piling, highway products, earth wall systems, and tubular products. The Company supplies its products to railroads, and to the mining and construction industries. L.B. Foster also sells and rents steel piling and H-bearing pile for foundation and earth retention requirements. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd (NYSE:AEM): The shares closed at $36.74, down $1.85, or 4.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.22 billion. About the company: Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited is a gold producer with operations primarily in Quebec, Canada. The Company also conducts exploration and development activities in Ontario, Canada, and Nevada in the United States. Agnico-Eagle’s gold production is primarily from underground mining operations. 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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