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. Southern Copper Corporation ( SCCO) pushed the Basic Materials sector lower today making it today's featured Basic Materials laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Southern Copper Corporation fell $0.56 (-1.8%) to $31.14 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,636,312 shares of Southern Copper Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,348,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.05-$31.59 after having opened the day at $31.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.70. Other companies within the Basic Materials sector that declined today were: Avino Silver & Gold Mines ( ASM), down 8.8%, Mexco Energy Corporation ( MXC), down 8.4%, Valhi ( VHI), down 8.3% and KMG Chemicals ( KMG), down 8.1%.
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