Basic Industries sector stocks

XLB stock price: $58.64 -2.82% At close on Feb 24th, 2020

Basic Industries sector definition

The basic materials sector is a category of stocks for companies involved in the discovery, development and processing of raw materials. The sector includes the mining and refining of metals, chemical products and forestry products. The basic materials sector is sensitive to changes in the business cycle. Because companies in this sector supply materials for construction, they depend on a strong economy.

Basic Industries sector is composed of 307 companies with a total market capitalization of $2.09 tn

Basic Industries companies

B2Gold Corp (BTG)

B2Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Nicaragua, the Philippines, Namibia, Mali, Colombia, Burkina Faso, and Finland.It primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits. The company's production properties include the La Libertad mine with an exploitation concession covering an area of 10,950 hectares and the El Limon mine covering an area of 12,000 hectares located in Nicaragua; the Masbate mine covering an area of approximately 15,209 hectares located in the Philippines; and the Otjikoto mine covering an area of 6,933.99 hectares located in Namibia. It also holds 90% interest in the Fekola project located in Mali; 81% interest in the Kiaka gold project located in Burkina Faso; and 49% joint venture interest in the Gramalote property located in Colombia, as well as an interest in the Quebradona property located in Colombia. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $2.18 bn
  • 3M gains: +30.16 %
  • Avg. Volume: 27.6 M

Versum Materials, Inc. (VSM)

Versum Materials, Inc. develops, manufactures, transports, and handles specialty materials for the semiconductor and display industries in the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Europe, and rest of Asia.It operates in two segments, Materials, and Delivery Systems and Services (DS&S). The Materials segment provides specialty chemicals and materials used in semiconductors, as well as specialty gases used in the semiconductor manufacturing process, including high purity process materials for deposition, metallization, and chamber cleaning and etching; chemicals mechanical planarization slurries; organosilanes; organometallics and liquid dopants for thin film deposition; and formulated chemical products for post-etch cleaning primarily for the manufacture of silicon and compound semiconductors, and thin film transistor liquid crystal displays. The DS&S segment develops, designs, manufactures, and sells bulk gas, specialty gas, and specialty chemical cabinets and systems, which are used to manage the delivery of key materials into the semiconductor manufacturing process; and flow and temperature control systems and analytical systems to capture data. It also engages in the project management for installation and startup of the gas and chemical delivery systems, and inventory management; and provision of spare parts, equipment upgrades, equipment maintenance, and training services. In addition, this segment offers on-site services to assist customers in managing the inventory of gases and chemicals comprising ordering, product changes and monitoring, quality assurance, operation of delivery systems, and managing the bulk gas and specialty gas operations. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $4.14 bn
  • 3M gains: +2.81 %
  • Avg. Volume: 4.2 M

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide.The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases; and equipment for the production or processing of gases comprising air separation units and non-cryogenic generators for customers in various industries, including metals, glass, chemical processing, electronics, energy production and refining, food processing, metallurgical, medical, and general manufacturing. It also designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $37.69 bn
  • 3M gains: +4.41 %
  • Avg. Volume: 4.8 M

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (CHD)

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. The company operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and the Specialty Products Division.It offers baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization, and laundry detergent products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesic products under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; and water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand. The company also provides specialty products, including animal productivity products, such as MEGALAC rumen bypass fat, a supplement, which enables cows to maintain energy levels during the period of high milk production; BIO-CHLOR and FERMENTEN, which are designed to help reduce health issues associated with calving, as well as provides needed protein; and CELMANAX refined functional carbohydrate, a yeast based prebiotic. In addition, it offers sodium bicarbonate for use in industrial markets; and cleaning and deodorizing products for use in office buildings, hotels, restaurants, and other facilities. The company sells its consumer products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites; and specialty products to industrial customers and livestock producers through distributors. The company was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

  • Industry: Package Goods/Cosmetics
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $15.85 bn
  • 3M gains: +7.84 %
  • Avg. Volume: 6.9 M

Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for customers worldwide. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional, and Global Energy segments.The Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions primarily to large industrial customers within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries. The Global Institutional segment offers specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government and education, and retail industries. The Global Energy segment provides the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the petroleum and petrochemical industries in upstream and downstream applications. The company also offers pest elimination services to detect, eliminate, and prevent pests, such as rodents and insects, in restaurants, food and beverage processors, educational and healthcare facilities, hotels, quick service restaurant and grocery operations, and other institutional and commercial customers; and equipment repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance services for the commercial food service industry. Ecolab Inc. sells its products through field sales personnel, corporate account personnel, distributors, and dealers. Ecolab Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Industry: Package Goods/Cosmetics
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $46.68 bn
  • 3M gains: +8.76 %
  • Avg. Volume: 4.8 M

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS)

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security applications.It operates in four segments: Cabinets, Plumbing, Doors, and Security. The Cabinets segment manufactures custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinetry, as well as vanities for the kitchen, bath, and other parts of the home directly to kitchen and bath dealers, home centers, wholesalers, and builders in North America. The Plumbing segment manufactures, assembles, and sells faucets, accessories, kitchen sinks, and waste disposals in the U.S., Canada China, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Europe, and South America directly through its own sales force, as well as through independent manufacturers' representatives, primarily to wholesalers, home centers, mass merchandisers, and industrial distributors. The Doors segment manufactures and sells fiberglass and steel entry doors to home centers, millwork building products, and wholesale distributors; and specialty dealers, as well as to the remodeling and renovation markets in the U.S. and Canada. The Security segment offers locks, safety and security devices, and electronic security products; and fire resistant safes, security containers, and commercial cabinets in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Central America, Japan, and Australia. It also manufactures and sells key-controlled and combination padlocks, bicycle and cable locks, built-in locker locks, door hardware, automotive, trailer and towing locks, electronic access control solutions, and other specialty safety and security devices for consumer use to hardware, home center, and other retail outlets. In addition, this segment sells lock systems and fire resistant safes to locksmiths, industrial and institutional users, and original equipment manufacturers. Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

  • Industry: Homebuilding
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $6.65 bn
  • 3M gains: +9.61 %
  • Avg. Volume: 5.0 M

FMC Corporation (FMC)

FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for the agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets worldwide.The company operates through three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Lithium. The FMC Agricultural Solutions segment develops, manufactures, and sells crop protection chemicals, such as insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides that are used in agriculture to enhance crop yield and by controlling a range of insects, weeds, and diseases, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. The FMC Health and Nutrition segment offers microcrystalline cellulose for use in drug dry tablet binders and disintegrants, and food ingredients; carrageenan for use in food ingredients for thickening and stabilizing, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical encapsulates; alginates for food ingredients, pharmaceutical excipients, healthcare, and industrial uses; natural colorants for use in foods, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics; and omega-3 EPA\u002FDHA for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical uses. The FMC Lithium segment offers lithium for use in batteries, polymers, pharmaceuticals, greases and lubricants, glass and ceramics, and other industrial uses. FMC Corporation was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $11.31 bn
  • 3M gains: +4.99 %
  • Avg. Volume: 3.7 M

Linde plc (LIN)

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
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  • Market cap: $92.93 bn
  • 3M gains: +2.54 %
  • Avg. Volume: 6.6 M

Masco Corporation (MAS)

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes home improvement and building products worldwide. Its Plumbing Products segment offers faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bath hardware and accessories, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tubs, shower trays, spas products, exercise pools, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other non-decorative plumbing products.This segment offers its products under the DELTA, BRIZO, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, WALTEC, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, PLUMB SHOP, COBRA, COBRA PRO, and MASTER PLUMBER brands. The company's Decorative Architectural Products segment provides architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paints, stains, and waterproofing products; cabinet, door, and window hardware; and functional hardware, glass shower doors, wall plates, hook and rail products, and picture hanging accessories, as well as decorative bath hardware, and shower accessories and doors. This segment provides its products under the BEHR, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, DELTA, and FRANKLIN BRASS brands. Its Cabinetry Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications under the KRAFTMAID, CARDELL, MERILLAT, and QUALITY CABINETS brands. The company's Windows and Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; and vinyl windows, and composite and panel doors under the MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, and EVOLUTION. It offers its products through home center retailers, online retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan.

  • Industry: Forest Products
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $10.97 bn
  • 3M gains: -2.84 %
  • Avg. Volume: 10.9 M

MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU)

MDU Resources Group, Inc. engages in regulated energy delivery, and construction materials and services businesses in the United States.The company operates through five segments: Electric, Natural Gas Distribution, Pipeline and Midstream, Construction Materials and Contracting, and Construction Services. The Electric segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. As of December 31, 2017, it served 142,901 residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in 178 communities and adjacent rural areas. The Natural Gas Distribution segment distributes natural gas in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, as well as Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington; and offers related value-added services. It served approximately 938,867 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in 335 communities and adjacent rural areas. The Pipeline and Midstream segment provides natural gas transportation, underground storage, and gathering services primarily in the Rocky Mountain and northern Great Plains regions. It also provides cathodic protection and other energy-related services. The Construction Materials and Contracting segment mines, processes, and sells construction aggregates; produces and sells asphalt mix; and supplies ready-mixed concrete in the central, southern, and western United States, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. The Construction Services segment designs, constructs, and maintains overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission lines, substations, external lighting, traffic signalization, and gas pipelines; electrical and communication wiring and infrastructure, and fire suppression systems; and renewable energy projects. It also offers utility excavation, and mechanical piping and services; and manufactures and distributes transmission line construction equipment and other supplies. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Bismarck, North Dakota.

  • Industry: Mining & Quarrying of Nonmetallic Minerals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $5.15 bn
  • 3M gains: +9.02 %
  • Avg. Volume: 5.4 M

Procter & Gamble Company (The) (PG)

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa.The company's Beauty segment offers hair care products, including conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and skin and personal care products, such as antiperspirant and deodorant, personal cleansing, and skin care products. It markets its products under Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Rejoice, Olay, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. The company's Grooming segment provides shave care products comprising female and male blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products; and appliances that include electric razors and epilators under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. Its Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpastes, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamin\u002Fmineral\u002Fsupplement, and other personal health care products under the Crest, Oral-B, Prilosec, and Vicks brands. The company's Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Ariel, Downy, Gain, Tide, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. Its Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper under the Luvs, Pampers, Always, Tampax, Bounty, and Charmin brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Industry: Package Goods/Cosmetics
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $246.31 bn
  • 3M gains: +1.62 %
  • Avg. Volume: 29.2 M

Valvoline Inc. (VVV)

Valvoline Inc. manufactures and markets engine and automotive maintenance products and services. It operates through three segments: Core North America, Quick Lubes, and International.The company offers lubricants for passenger car\u002Flight duty and heavy duty; antifreeze\u002Fcoolants for original equipment manufacturers; functional and maintenance chemicals, such as brake fluids and power steering fluids, as well as specialty coatings for automotive and industrial applications comprising rust prevention and sound absorption; and oil and air filters for light-duty vehicles. It also provides windshield wiper blades, light bulbs, serpentine belts, and drain plugs. Valvoline Inc. sells its products through approximately 1,100 Valvoline branded franchised and company-owned stores. The company also serves car dealers, general repair shops, and third-party quick lube locations. It has operations in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and other countries. Valvoline Inc. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $3.59 bn
  • 3M gains: -3.09 %
  • Avg. Volume: 5.5 M

The AES Corporation (AES)

The AES Corporation operates as a diversified power generation and utility company. It owns and\u002For operates power plants to generate and sell power to customers, such as utilities, industrial users, and other intermediaries.The company also owns and\u002For operates utilities to generate or purchase, distribute, transmit, and sell electricity to end-user customers in the residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental sectors; and generates and sells electricity on the wholesale market. It uses a range of fuels to generate electricity, including hydro, coal\u002F petroleum coke, oil, gas\u002Fdiesel, biomass, solar, wind, energy storage, and landfill gas. The company owns and\u002For operates a generation portfolio of approximately 30,379 megawatts. It has operations in the United States, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Applied Energy Services, Inc. and changed its name to The AES Corporation in April 2000. The AES Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $11.3 bn
  • 3M gains: +7.83 %
  • Avg. Volume: 18.4 M

Alamos Gold Inc. (AGI)

Alamos Gold Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and extraction of gold deposits in North America.It also explores for silver and precious metals. The company holds interests in the Young-Davidson mine, which includes contiguous mineral leases and claims totaling 11,000 acres located in Northern Ontario, Canada; the Mulatos mine located within the Salamandra Concessions in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range in the east-central portion of the State of Sonora, Mexico; and the El Chanate mine that comprises 22 mineral concessions covering 4,618 hectares situated in the State of Sonora, Mexico. It also holds interests in a portfolio of development stage projects in Mexico, Turkey, Canada, and the United States. The company was formerly known as AuRico Gold Inc. and changed its name to Alamos Gold Inc. in July 2015. Alamos Gold Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $1.78 bn
  • 3M gains: +22.44 %
  • Avg. Volume: 10.9 M

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU)

AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining and exploration company. The company also produces silver, uranium oxide, copper, and sulphuric acid.Its portfolio includes 17 mines in South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia, and the Americas. AngloGold Ashanti Limited was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: South Africa
  • Market cap: $5.63 bn
  • 3M gains: +18.07 %
  • Avg. Volume: 12.7 M

Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)

Yamana Gold Inc. operates as a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina.It primarily sells precious metals, including gold, silver, and copper. The company was formerly known as Yamana Resources Inc. and changed its name to Yamana Gold Inc. in July 2003. Yamana Gold Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $2.45 bn
  • 3M gains: +29.69 %
  • Avg. Volume: 83.7 M

Chemours Company (The) (CC)

The Chemours Company provides performance chemicals in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.It operates through three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts, and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment manufactures and sells titanium dioxide under the Ti-Pure and BaiMax brands for various applications in architectural and industrial coatings, flexible and rigid plastic packaging, polyvinylchloride window profiles, laminate papers used for furniture and building materials, and coated papers and paperboards used for packaging. The Fluoroproducts segment provides fluoroproducts, including refrigerants, and industrial fluoropolymer resins and derivatives under the Teflon, Viton, Krytox, and Nafion brand names. The Chemical Solutions segment offers industrial and specialty chemicals for gold production, oil and gas, water treatment, electronics, and automotive industries. It also provides sodium cyanide through its mining solutions business; and performance chemicals and intermediates, such as methylamines, glycolic acid, and Vazo free radical initiators. The Chemours Company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $6.62 bn
  • 3M gains: +17.99 %
  • Avg. Volume: 12.6 M

Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO)

Eldorado Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and mining of gold properties in Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Serbia, Canada, and Romania.The company also explores for iron, silver, lead, and zinc. It holds 100% interests in the Kisladag and Efemcukuru gold mines in Turkey; 95% interests in Olympias and Skouries, and 100% interests in Perama Hill gold projects in Greece; 81% interests in Certej gold project in Romania; 100% interests in Tocantinzinho gold project in Brazil; 95% interests in Stratoni lead and zinc mines in Greece; and 100% interests in Vila Nova iron ore mine in Brazil. The company was formerly known as Eldorado Corporation Ltd. and changed its name to Eldorado Gold Corporation in April 1996. Eldorado Gold Corporation was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $636.79 M
  • 3M gains: +38.78 %
  • Avg. Volume: 12.2 M

Gold Fields Limited (GFI)

Gold Fields Limited produces gold and holds gold reserves in South Africa, Ghana, Australia, and Peru. It engages in underground and surface gold and surface copper mining and related activities, including exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting.The company holds interests in eight operating mines with an annual gold-equivalent production of approximately 2.2 million ounces, as well as mineral reserves of approximately 48 million ounces and mineral resources of approximately 101 million ounces. It also holds attributable copper mineral reserves totaling 454 million pounds and mineral resources totaling 5,813 million pounds. Gold Fields Limited was founded in 1887 and is based in Sandton, South Africa.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: South Africa
  • Market cap: $3.15 bn
  • 3M gains: +42.06 %
  • Avg. Volume: 25.0 M

Goldcorp Inc. (GG)

Goldcorp Inc. acquires, explores for, develops, and operates precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America.It primarily explores for gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper deposits. The company's principal producing mining properties include the Éléonore, Musselwhite, Porcupine, and Red Lake mines in Canada; the Peñasquito mine in Mexico; the Cerro Negro mine in Argentina; and the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic. Goldcorp Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $9.38 bn
  • 3M gains: +8.12 %
  • Avg. Volume: 104.1 M

Basic Industries sector performance

Materials ETF plummed a spooky -7.01% this week.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Materials ETF marked late December 2019. Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $61.94 resistance. This week, Materials ETF stock lost the significant level of the 40-weeks moving average. Stocks under the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up by mid May 2019, XLB price climbed $1.87 per share (3.45%).

Materials ETF performance
3 months-1.79 %
6 months+4.53 %
1 year+8.90 %

Basic Industries sector industries

Industry
Agricultural Chemicals
Aluminum
Containers/Packaging
Electric Utilities
Engineering & Construction
Environmental Services
Forest Products
General Bldg Contractors - Nonresidential Bldgs
Home Furnishings
Homebuilding
Major Chemicals
Metal Fabrications
Military/Government/Technical
Mining & Quarrying of Nonmetallic Minerals
Miscellaneous
Other Specialty Stores
Package Goods/Cosmetics
Paints/Coatings
Paper
Precious Metals
Specialty Chemicals
Steel and Iron
Telecommunications Equipment
Textiles
Water Supply

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Top performing stocks in the Basic Industries sector

Company3M gain6M gain
B2Gold+30.16 %+34.55 %
Versum Materials+2.81 %+3.82 %
Air Products and Chemicals+4.41 %+9.79 %
Church & Dwight+7.84 %-4.73 %