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The Basic Materials sector as a whole closed the day down 3.4% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.9%. Laggards within the Basic Materials sector included

Quest Rare Minerals

(

QRM

), down 12.6%,

Enerjex Resources

(

ENRJ

), down 9.2%,

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

), down 3.8%,

PostRock Energy

(

PSTR

), down 14.2% and

Pacific Booker Minerals

(

PBM

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), down 6.2%.

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

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

) is one of the companies that pushed the Basic Materials sector lower today. Alderon Iron Ore was down $0.01 (3.8%) to $0.35 on light volume. Throughout the day, 10,600 shares of Alderon Iron Ore exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 54,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.35-$0.36 after having opened the day at $0.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.36.

Alderon Iron Ore has a market cap of $44.0 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Alderon Iron Ore a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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At the close,

Enerjex Resources

(

ENRJ

) was down $0.19 (9.2%) to $1.88 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,727 shares of Enerjex Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.88-$2.02 after having opened the day at $2.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.07.

Enerjex Resources has a market cap of $15.3 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Quest Rare Minerals

(

QRM

) was another company that pushed the Basic Materials sector lower today. Quest Rare Minerals was down $0.01 (12.6%) to $0.10 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 158,722 shares of Quest Rare Minerals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 105,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.10-$0.12 after having opened the day at $0.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.12.

Quest Rare Minerals has a market cap of $8.6 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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