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 down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Vale rose $0.27 (2.0%) to $13.86 on average volume. Throughout the day, 19,893,266 shares of Vale exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,080,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $13.58-$14.05 after having opened the day at $13.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.59. Other companies within the Basic Materials sector that increased today were: Magellan Petroleum ( MPET), up 10.8%, Synergy Resources ( SYRG), up 7.6%, Solitario Exploration & Royalty ( XPL), up 7.3% and Clayton Williams Energy ( CWEI), up 7.3%.
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