NEW YORK, February 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
On Friday, February 17, 2017, the NASDAQ Composite ended the trading session at 5,838.58, up 0.41%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged marginally higher by 0.02%, to finish at 20,624.05; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,351.16, advancing 0.17%. US markets displayed mixed sentiment at the end of the day as four out of nine sectors finished in positive, four slid in negative territory, and the Utilities sector closed flat. This Tuesday, Stock-Callers.com has initiated reports coverage on the following Basic Materials equities: Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA), Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE: SQM), LSB Industries Inc. (NYSE: LXU), and Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE: RYAM). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:
On Friday, shares in New York-based Alcoa Corp. ended the session 0.69% lower at $36.21 with a total volume of 4.52 million shares traded. Alcoa's shares have gained 2.23% in the last one month and 15.25% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 8.62% above its 50-day moving average and 18.22% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of the Company, which engages in mining and production of bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 51.84.
On February 03rd, 2017, research firm Bank of America/Merrill upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy'. Sign up and read the free research report on AA at:
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile
On Friday, shares in Santiago, Chile headquartered Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. recorded a trading volume of 893,050 shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 637,380 shares. The stock ended the day 3.12% lower at $32.00. Shares of the Company, which produces and sells specialty plant nutrients, industrial chemicals, iodine and derivatives, lithium and derivatives, potassium, and other products and services, are trading at a PE ratio of 34.78. The stock has surged 23.04% in the last three months and 103.43% in the previous one year. The Company is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.25% and 21.36%, respectively. Furthermore, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile's shares have an RSI of 47.23.
On January 25th, 2017, research firm Citigroup upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Sell' to 'Neutral'. The complimentary research report on SQM can be downloaded at:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma headquartered LSB Industries Inc.'s stock finished Friday's session 2.17% lower at $9.48 with a total volume of 599,364 shares traded. Over the last one month and the previous three months, LSB Industries' shares have surged 32.77% and 12.32%, respectively. Further, the stock has rallied 77.20% in the past one year. The Company's shares are trading above its 50-day moving average by 10.07%. Shares of LSB Industries, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells chemical products, water source and geothermal heat pumps, and air handling products in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 58.74. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest report on LXU at:
Rayonier Advanced Materials
Jacksonville, Florida headquartered Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.'s stock fell 2.21%, to close the day at $12.81. The stock recorded a trading volume of 562,903 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 459,520 shares. Rayonier Advanced Materials' shares have rallied 90.50% in the past one year. The Company's shares are trading 15.64% and 5.28% below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Shares of the Company, which manufactures and sells cellulose specialty products in the US, China, Japan, Canada, Europe, Latin America, other Asian countries, and internationally, are trading at a PE ratio of 7.58. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 30.57.
On January 27th, 2017, research firm Bank of America/Merrill upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Underperform' to 'Neutral'. Get free access to your research report on RYAM at:
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