The Worst Performers in the Basic Materials Sector Over the Past Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about the worst-performing companies in the Basic Materials sector (as measured by share price) over the quarter-to-date period.

  • United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X): This company’s shares declined by 44.44% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $25.58 and the company’s market capitalization is $3,683,427,000. 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.
  • Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CHMT): This company’s shares declined by 40.11% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $10.90 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,051,038,000. About the company: Chemtura Corporation manufactures plastics and other chemicals. The Company produces urethane polymers; plastic additives, including flame retardants; pool and spa products; seed treatment and miticides; and petroleum additives. Chemtura operates worldwide.
  • Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC): This company’s shares declined by 39.53% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $13.31 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,371,678,000. About the company: Stillwater Mining Company explores for, develops, extracts, processes, and refines platinum, palladium, and associated metals from the J-M Reef located in Stillwater and the East Boulder Mine near McLeod, Montana. The Company also recycles automotive catalytic converters in its processing facility in Columbus, Montana.
  • Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN): This company’s shares declined by 38.89% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $11.52 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,772,790,000. About the company: Huntsman Corporation manufactures differentiated and commodity chemical products. The Company markets a broad range of chemical products and formulations to a diversified group of consumer and industrial customers. Huntsman’s products are used in a range of applications, including those in adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, and consumer products.
  • Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI): This company’s shares declined by 37.54% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $16.12 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,646,915,000. About the company: Owens-Illinois, Inc. manufactures glass packaging products. The Company produces glass containers for malt beverages, including beer and ready-to-drink low-alcohol refreshers, liquor, wine, food, tea, juice and pharmaceuticals. Owens-Illinois sells its products to customers around the world.
  • Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO): This company’s shares declined by 37.36% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $19.70 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,283,271,000. About the company: Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces titanium dioxide pigments. The Company’s products are used to whiten, brighten, and add opacity to thousands of commonly used products, such as paints, plastics, inks, and cosmetics.
  • Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX): This company’s shares declined by 35.78% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $10.05 and the company’s market capitalization is $936,807,400. About the company: Century Aluminum Company produces primary aluminum, in both molten and ingot form, through facilities located in the United States. The Company owns and operates a reduction facility in Ravenswood, West Virginia, and owns a partial interest in a reduction facility in Mt. Holly, South Carolina. Century is also the operating partner of a reduction facility in Hawesville, Kentucky.
  • Solutia Inc. (NYSE:SOA): This company’s shares declined by 35.32% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $14.78 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,807,730,000. About the company: Solutia Inc. manufactures and markets a variety of chemical-based materials that are used in a broad range of consumer and industrial applications. The Company’s products include performance and integrated nylon products such as performance films for laminated safety glass and chemicals for the rubber industry, as well as nylon polymers and nylon fibers.
  • Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WOR): This company’s shares declined by 35.15% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $14.98 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,087,809,000. About the company: Worthington Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, processes steel and fabricates metal, focusing on specialized products requiring exact specifications. The Company’s products include flat rolled steel, pressure cylinders, metal framing products, and automotive body panels. Worthington also provides technical services.
  • Fibria Celulose S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:FBR): This company’s shares declined by 35.03% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $8.63 and the company’s market capitalization is $4,008,470,536. About the company: Fibria Celulose S.A. produces and exports wood-free printing, writing, and specialty papers. The Company also manufactures eucalyptus pulp, which it sells and uses in the production of specialty papers. Fibria operates integrated pulp and paper mills and exclusive paper mills in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY): This company’s shares declined by 34.51% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $25.30 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,680,652,000. About the company: Avery Dennison Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets pressure-sensitive materials, office products and a variety of tickets, tags, labels and other converted products. The Company also manufacture a variety of office products and other converted products, as well as binders, organizing systems, markers, fasteners, and business forms, and other products.
  • The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR): This company’s shares declined by 34.27% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $33.13 and the company’s market capitalization is $3,251,528,000. About the company: The Timken Company manufactures and distributes anti-friction roller bearings and specialty alloy steels. The Company’s products are used in general industry and in a wide variety of products, including passenger cars, machine tools, farm and construction equipment, and rolling mills, and other products.
  • Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB): This company’s shares declined by 34.09% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $45.61 and the company’s market capitalization is $4,184,373,000. About the company: Albemarle Corporation produces specialty and fine chemicals. The Company’s chemicals are additives to or intermediates for plastics, polymers and elastomers, cleaning products, agricultural compounds, pharmaceuticals, photographic chemicals, drilling compounds, and biocides. Albemarle produces the majority of its products in the United States.
  • KiOR Inc (NASDAQ:KIOR): This company’s shares declined by 33.66% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $10.05 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,024,578,000. About the company: KiOR, Inc. (KiOR) is development- stage company. KiOR is a renewable fuels company, which has developed a technology platform to convert non-food biomass into hydrocarbon-based oil. The Company produces a renewable crude oil substitute, Re-Crude. Re-Crude is a crude oil substitute that is processed into gasoline, diesel, and other transportation fuels using oil refining technology.
  • Sappi Limited (ADR) (NYSE:SPP): This company’s shares declined by 33.53% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $3.39 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,865,380,000. About the company: Sappi Ltd. produces coated fine paper and chemical cellulose. The Company also produces uncoated graphic and business papers, premium quality packaging papers and a range of specialty papers. Sappi has production operations in North America, Europe, and Southern Africa and sells its products internationally.
  • Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI): This company’s shares declined by 33.17% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $42.42 and the company’s market capitalization is $4,510,924,000. About the company: Allegheny Technologies, Inc., produces specialty materials. The Company’s products include include titanium and titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, zirconium, hafnium and niobium, stainless and specialty steel alloys, grain-oriented electrical steel, tungsten-based materials and cutting tools, carbon alloy impression die forgings, and large grey and ductile iron.
  • Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN): This company’s shares declined by 32.81% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $38.70 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,066,371,000. About the company: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. operates a steel scrap recycling business in the western United States. The Company supplies ferrous scrap to export and domestic steel producers through its scrap collection, processing, and deep water facilities. Schnitzer also operates collection and processing facilities, as well as manages other facilities through joint ventures.
  • Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU): This company’s shares declined by 32.65% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $18.07 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,240,088,000. About the company: Actuant Corporation manufactures and markets a broad range of industrial products and systems. The Company sells branded, specialized electrical and industrial tools to hydraulic and electrical wholesale distributors, to catalog houses, and through retail distribution channels. Actuant also designs and markets customized motion control systems for original equipment manufacturers.
  • Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL): This company’s shares declined by 32.30% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $33.33 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,053,372,000. About the company: Carlisle Companies Incorporated manufactures and distributes construction materials, transportation products, and general industry products. The Company manufactures a variety of products for the roofing, real estate, construction, trucking, food-service, aircraft manufacturing, lawn and garden, and other industries.
  • Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (NYSE:IVN): This company’s shares declined by 31.58% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $17.31 and the company’s market capitalization is $12,289,420,000. About the company: Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. explores for and develops mineral and metal properties in Asia and Australia. The Company explores for gold and copper at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in southern Mongolia; and holds interests in companies that mine coal in Mongolia, molybdenum and rhenium in Australia, and gold at the Kyzyl Gold Project in Kazakhstan.
  • Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD): This company’s shares declined by 30.77% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $11.25 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,460,061,000. About the company: Steel Dynamics, Inc. owns and operates a flat-rolled steel mini-mill, as well as a cold mill. The Company is also constructing a plant for the manufacture of direct reduced iron. Steel Dynamics’s customers include intermediate steel processors, steel service centers, and end users such as manufacturers of cold-rolled strip.
  • Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT): This company’s shares declined by 30.09% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $46.38 and the company’s market capitalization is $3,302,745,000. About the company: Rock-Tenn Company manufactures packaging, including folding cartons, as well as recycled paperboard, and specialty corrugated packaging and display products. The Company has manufacturing operations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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

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