Sector Review: Action in the Basic Materials Sector on Nov 7th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • HORSEHEAD HOLDING CORP. (NASDAQ:ZINC): The shares closed at $8.93, up $0.7, or 8.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $390.21 million. About the company: Horsehead Holding Corporation produces specialty zinc and zinc-based products. The Company also owns and operates a 110 megawatt coal-fired power plant. Horsehead’s products are used in a wide variety of applications, including the galvanizing of fabricated steel products and as components in rubber tires, alkaline batteries, paint, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Golden Star Resources Ltd (AMEX:GSS): The shares closed at $2.37, up $0.18, or 8.22%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $612.90 million. About the company: Golden Star Resources Ltd. is a mid-tier gold mining company. The Company’s operating mines are situated along the Ashanti Gold Belt in Ghana, West Africa. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI): The shares closed at $20.82, up $1.52, or 7.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.68 billion. About the company: Silver Standard Resources Inc. is a silver exploration company focused on acquiring and developing silver resources on a global basis. The Company has projects in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Canada, Chile, the United States and Australia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. (NYSE:CDE): The shares closed at $29.33, up $2.08, or 7.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.63 billion. About the company: Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, through its subsidiaries, explores, develops, operates, and/or owns silver and gold mining properties and companies. The Company’s properties are located primarily in the United States, Australia, and South America. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Mountain Province (AMEX:MDM): The shares closed at $5.01, up $0.33, or 7.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $402.28 million. 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ): The shares closed at $20.11, down $1.34, or 6.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.94 billion. About the company: Cameco Corporation explores for, develops, mines, refines, converts, and fabricates uranium for sale as fuel for generating electricity in nuclear power reactors in Canada and other countries. The Company also operates the Bruce B nuclear reactors in Ontario, as well as through a subsidiary, explores for, develops, mines, and sells gold. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS): The shares closed at $15.04, down $0.96, or 6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $128.83 million. About the company: Lawson Products, Inc. sells and distributes expendable maintenance, repair, and replacement products to OEM’s. The Company’s products include fasteners, screws, nuts rivets, hoses and related fittings, lubricants, cleansers, adhesives, files, drills, welding products and other shop supplies. Lawson also supplies automotive electrical wiring, exhaust and other automotive parts. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD): The shares closed at $12.24, down $0.67, or 5.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $338.75 million. About the company: American Vanguard Corporation develops and markets products for agricultural and commercial uses. The Company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human, and animal health protection. Chemicals include insecticides, fungicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NL): The shares closed at $13.71, down $0.63, or 4.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $667.17 million. About the company: NL Industries, Inc. is primarily a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, manufactures products that include security products, precision ball bearing slides and ergonomic computer support systems, as well as chemicals such as titanium dioxide pigments. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Most Actives (dollar volume)

  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper (NYSE:FCX): The shares closed at $41.26, up $0.94, or 2.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $39.11 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 >>
  • Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE:NEM): The shares closed at $72.13, up $2.75, or 3.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $35.69 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 $27.37, down $0.5, or 1.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.94 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 >>
  • Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA): The shares closed at $10.75, down $0.18, or 1.65%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.44 billion. About the company: Alcoa Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, and participates in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. The Company serves customers worldwide primarily in the transportation, packaging, building, and industrial markets with both fabricated and finished products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG): The shares closed at $53.65, up $1.95, or 3.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $43.44 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. 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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