3 Basic Materials Stocks Nudging The Sector Higher

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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 112 points (0.7%) at 16,695 as of Monday, May 12, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,429 issues advancing vs. 632 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Basic Materials sector as a whole closed the day up 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which was up 1.0%. Top gainers within the Basic Materials sector included Sonde Resources ( SOQ), up 1.8%, Barnwell Industries ( BRN), up 4.6%, Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemicals ( SCOK), up 4.0%, Flexible Solutions International ( FSI), up 5.1% and Minco Gold ( MGH), up 6.9%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

Flexible Solutions International ( FSI) is one of the companies that pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today. Flexible Solutions International was up $0.03 (5.1%) to $0.62 on light volume. Throughout the day, 14,916 shares of Flexible Solutions International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 45,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.60-$0.62 after having opened the day at $0.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.59.

Flexible Solutions International has a market cap of $8.2 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 35.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FSI go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Flexible Solutions International Ratings Report

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