Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Vale ( VALE) pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today making it today's featured basic materials winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.6%. By the end of trading, Vale rose $0.60 (4.2%) to $15.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 19,329,256 shares of Vale exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18,827,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.73-$15.04 after having opened the day at $14.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.42. Other companies within the Basic Materials sector that increased today were: Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporat ( AMCF), up 16.1%, Entree Gold ( EGI), up 15.2%, MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), up 9.9% and Forbes Energy Services ( FES), up 9.0%.
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