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The Basic Materials sector as a whole closed the day down 2.6% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.3%. Laggards within the Basic Materials sector included

Sonde Resources

(

SOQ

), down 4.8%,

Entree Gold

(

EGI

), down 7.0%,

Timberline Resources

(

TLR

), down 2.7%,

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

), down 5.8% and

PostRock Energy

(

PSTR

), down 13.5%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the sector lower today:

Timberline Resources

(

TLR

) is one of the companies that pushed the Basic Materials sector lower today. Timberline Resources was down $0.02 (2.7%) to $0.73 on light volume. Throughout the day, 13,688 shares of Timberline Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.65-$0.73 after having opened the day at $0.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.75.

Timberline Resources has a market cap of $4.9 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 64.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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At the close,

Entree Gold

(

EGI

) was down $0.02 (7.0%) to $0.20 on light volume. Throughout the day, 21,047 shares of Entree Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 58,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.20-$0.21 after having opened the day at $0.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.22.

Entree Gold has a market cap of $31.9 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 23.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Sonde Resources

(

SOQ

) was another company that pushed the Basic Materials sector lower today. Sonde Resources was down $0.00 (4.8%) to $0.07 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 153,960 shares of Sonde Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 49,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.06-$0.07 after having opened the day at $0.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.07.

Sonde Resources has a market cap of $3.9 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 89.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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