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CEOWORLD Basic Materials stocks picks Top movers on 5/3/11- NL, OMN, NNBR, NAK, PCH, FSTR, EGI, GMO, SSRI, AAU, FCX, SLW, AA, ABX, DOW



Gainers  1) NL Industries, Inc. (NL)- a holding company engaged in the component products (security products, furniture components and performance marine components), is trading at a price of $15.99, a dramatic change of 12.29% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 48.66M businesses. Kronos is a global producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2) pigments, which are used for imparting whiteness, brightness and opacity to a diverse range of customer applications and end-use markets, including coatings, plastics, paper and other industrial and consumer quality-of-life products.

2) OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (OMN)- a provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals currently is trading at a price of $9.30, a dramatic change of 9.41% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 420.71M. During the fiscal year ended November 30, 2010 (fiscal 2010), the Company's Performance Chemicals and Decorative Products segment's net sales were 62% and 38%, respectively.

3) NN, Inc. (NNBR)- NN, Inc. manufacturers and supplies high precision metal bearing components, industrial plastic and rubber products and precision metal components to a variety of markets on a global basis.  Headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, NN has 10 manufacturing plants in the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and China.  NN, Inc. had sales of US $365 million in 2010.

4) Northern Dynasty Minerals (NAK)- The Company owns a 50% interest in the Pebble Limited Partnership (the Pebble Partnership). The Pebble Partnership owns the Pebble Copper-Gold-Molybdenum Project (the Pebble Project), the Company's principal mineral property interest located in Alaska, United States of America.

5) Potlatch Corporation (PCH)- Potlatch Corp. is an integrated forest products company with substantial timber resources. It is engaged principally in the growing and harvesting of timber and the manufacture and sale of wood products, printing papers and pulp and paper products. Its timberlands and all of its manufacturing facilities are located within the continental United States.

Losers

L.B. Foster Company (FSTR)- a manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets is trading at a price of $39.17, a dramatic change of -8.29% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 10.30M businesses.

Entree Gold Inc. (EGI)- an exploration-stage company engaged in the exploration of mineral resource properties located in Mongolia, China, Canada and the United States is trading at a price of $2.68, a dramatic change of -3.25% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 114.53M businesses.

General Moly, Inc. (GMO)- a development-stage company in the business of the exploration, development and mining of properties is trading at a price of $4.62, a dramatic change of -9.77% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 90.59M businesses.

Silver Standard Resources (SSRI)- a silver resource company that assembled a portfolio of silver-dominant projects is trading at a price of $31.31, a dramatic change of -9.87% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 79.88M businesses.

Almaden Minerals Ltd (AAU)- Almaden Minerals Ltd., engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada, the United States, and Mexico is trading at a price of $4.34, a dramatic change of -11.97% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 55.85M businesses. It principally holds interests in the Elk gold and silver property comprising the Siwash Gold deposit in Canada; and Caballo Blanco gold, silver, and copper prospect consisting of 8,200 hectares located in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

Most Actives

Freeport-McMoRan Copper (FCX)- a copper, gold and molybdenum mining company is trading at a price of $54.34, a dramatic change of -1.24% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 946.50M businesses.

Silver Wheaton Corp. (SLW)- a mining company, which generates its revenue primarily from the sale of silver is trading at a price of $37.77, a dramatic change of -7.02% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 352.81M businesses.

Alcoa Inc. (AA)- engaged in the production and management of aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined is trading at a price of $17.22, a dramatic change of 1.29% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 1.06B businesses.

Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX)- engaged in the production and sale of gold, as well as related activities, such as exploration and mine development is trading at a price of $49.65, a dramatic change of -2.67% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 998.85M businesses.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)- manufacturer and supplier of products used primarily as raw materials is trading at a price of $41.34, a dramatic change of 0.85% from its previous day's close. Currently, the company has a Market capitalization (total value of a company in the stock market) of approximately 1.17B businesses.

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