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Basic Materials Sector Wrap

During trading today, both the Basic Materials sector (XLB) and the S&P500 showed little movement.The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLB was up 3.9% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 4.9%.Increasing 15.2% (+72 cents) to close at $5.47, Golden Minerals (AMEX:AUMN) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 558,925 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $4.85 to $5.47.Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 9.3% (-84 cents) to close at $8.24, as 467,438 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $8.03 to $9.10. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping $1.37 (-14.3%) from $9.61 on May 24, 2012.Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD) rose 2.4% to close at $26.78, crossing its 50-day moving average of $26.71. Meanwhile, Rex American Resources (NYSE:REX) dropped 4.6% to close at $18.60, moving below its 200-d...

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  1. Basic Materials Sector Wrap

    During trading today, both the Basic Materials sector (XLB) and the S&P500 showed little movement.Cabot (NYSE:CBT) rose 1.5% to close at $38.72, cross its 50-day mov...

  2. Worthington Industries Profit Falls

    Worthington Industries said Thursday its third-quarter profit fell to $25.9 million, or 37 cents a share, from $26.3 million, or 35 cents a share, in the year-ago pe...

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