Winning and Losing Stocks in the Basic Materials Sector for the Week Ending Dec 9th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about winning and losing stocks in the Basic Materials (NYSE:XLB) sector for the week ending Dec 9th, 2011:

Gainers (% price change)

  • Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP): The shares closed at $20.83, up $11.03, or 112.55%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $1.621 billion. About the company: Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. sells, distributes, markets, and trades propane and other natural gas liquids. The Partnership serves residential, industrial/commercial, portable tank exchange, agricultural, wholesale and other customers throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • China Agritech Inc. (NASDAQ:CAGC): The shares closed at $2.60, up $0.85, or 48.57%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $54 million. About the company: China Agritech, Inc. manufactures and markets liquid fertilizer products. The Company’s products are marketed and sold to farmers in the People’s Republic of China. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Arabian American Development Company (NASDAQ:ARSD): The shares closed at $8.99, up $1.98, or 28.22%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $200.18 million. About the company: Arabian American Development Company refines specialty petrochemical products in the United States, and owns and operates pipelines for transporting these products. The Company also owns undeveloped mineral properties, primarily in Saudi Arabia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • WSP Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:WH): The shares closed at $0.44, up $0.08, or 22.5%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $50.07 million. About the company: WSP Holdings Ltd. manufactures seamless casing, tubing, and drill pipes used for oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and extraction. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Royale Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ROYL): The shares closed at $4.85, up $0.87, or 21.83%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $51.65 million. About the company: Royale Energy, Inc. produces and sells natural gas, acquires oil and gas lease interests and proved reserves, drills both exploratory and development wells, and sells fractional working interests in wells to be drilled. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • KiOR, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIOR): The shares closed at $12.79, down $4.84, or 27.46%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $1.243 billion. About the company: KiOR, Inc. intends to produce renewable fuels. The Company developed a technology that converts non-food biomass into hydrocarbon-based oil. The renewable crude oil can be refined, using standard refinery equipment, into gasoline and diesel fuels. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Hyperdynamics Corporation (AMEX:HDY): The shares closed at $3.23, down $0.77, or 19.25%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $472.45 million. About the company: Hyperdynamics Corp. is a Houston-based company whose operations include two wholly owned subsidiaries, SCS Corporation and HYD Resources, which are focused on oil and gas exploration. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Polymet Mining Corp. (AMEX:PLM): The shares closed at $1.12, down $0.25, or 18.4%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $164.35 million. About the company: PolyMet Mining Corporation is a development stage mining company. The Company will mine for non-ferrous metals in Minnesota, including platinum, palladium, gold, copper, nickel, and cobalt. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Gran Tierra Energy, Inc. (AMEX:GTE): The shares closed at $5.22, down $1.03, or 16.53%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $1.357 billion. About the company: Gran Tierra Energy, Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company currently holds interests in producing and prospective properties in Colombia, Argentina and Peru. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Quaterra Resources Inc. (AMEX:QMM): The shares closed at $0.64, down $0.12, or 16.22%, on the week. Its market capitalization is $4.28 million. About the company: Quaterra Resources Inc. is an exploration company. The Company explores proerties for minerals, precious and base metals, and uranium deposits in parts of North America. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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