Copper for May delivery was rising 0.3% to $4.3175 a pound.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Copper futures were getting a boost from improved Chinese March import data.
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Southern Copper (SCCO) stock rating was lifted to 'buy' from 'hold' at HSBC on Friday.
TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the basic materials sector lower today.
CLMS ROL SCCO are going ex-dividend tomorrow, Friday, May 06, 2016