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  • Worst Sector Performers: Week's Worst Stocks In Basic Materials Sector - (FGP, GFI, BPT, AZC, YZC) 0 comments
    Aug 24, 2012 8:33 PM | about stocks: FGP, GFI, BPT, AZC, YZC, AU, PES, ACI, ALB, PKD, ECT, BPL

    Looking for stocks that are lagging their industry averages? Below we're listed the top performing Basic Materials stocks over the last week, ranked by their alpha relative to industry averages.

    The companies listed below have been ranked by their stock's alpha relative to an industry average.

    We've also included links to company websites and industry descriptions (all links open in new tabs).

    Archives: Worst Weekly Returns in Basic Materials Sector

    Note: All data current as of 8/24/2012.

    1. Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP): Returned -9.91% over the last week vs. an industry average of -0.73%. (Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing. Alpha vs. industry at -9.18%, based on average of 27 companies)

    Engages in the distribution and sale of propane and related equipment primarily in the United States. (Link to Ferrellgas Partners LP website)

    2. Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI): Returned -4.36% over the last week vs. an industry average of 4.58%. (Industry: Gold. Alpha vs. industry at -8.94%, based on average of 31 companies)

    Engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of gold properties.

    3. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT): Returned -9.27% over the last week vs. an industry average of -0.73%. (Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing. Alpha vs. industry at -8.54%, based on average of 27 companies)

    Operates as a grantor trust in the United States.

    4. Augusta Resource Corp. (NYSEMKT:AZC): Returned -6.71% over the last week vs. an industry average of 1.15%. (Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals. Alpha vs. industry at -7.86%, based on average of 39 companies)

    Engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural mineral resource properties.

    5. Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YZC): Returned -6.32% over the last week vs. an industry average of 1.15%. (Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals. Alpha vs. industry at -7.47%, based on average of 39 companies)

    Engages in the underground mining, preparation, and sale of coal.

    6. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU): Returned -2.89% over the last week vs. an industry average of 4.58%. (Industry: Gold. Alpha vs. industry at -7.47%, based on average of 31 companies)

    Engages in the exploration and production of gold.

    7. Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE:PES): Returned -8.06% over the last week vs. an industry average of -0.74%. (Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration. Alpha vs. industry at -7.32%, based on average of 52 companies)

    8. Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE:ACI): Returned -6.13% over the last week vs. an industry average of 1.15%. (Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals. Alpha vs. industry at -7.28%, based on average of 39 companies)

    Engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located throughout the United States As of December 31, 2010, it operated or contracted out the operation of 23 active mines; and owned or controlled approximately 4. (Link to Arch Coal Inc. website)

    9. Albemarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB): Returned -8.01% over the last week vs. an industry average of -1.47%. (Industry: Specialty Chemicals. Alpha vs. industry at -6.54%, based on average of 33 companies)

    Develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals in the United States and internationally. (Link to Albemarle Corp. website)

    10. Parker Drilling Co. (NYSE:PKD): Returned -7.04% over the last week vs. an industry average of -0.74%. (Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration. Alpha vs. industry at -6.3%, based on average of 52 companies)

    Provides contract drilling and drilling-related services in the United States, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East (NYSE:AME), the Asia Pacific, and Commonwealth of Independent States (NYSE:CIS). (Link to Parker Drilling Co. website)

    11. ECA Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT): Returned -6.79% over the last week vs. an industry average of -0.74%. (Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration. Alpha vs. industry at -6.05%, based on average of 52 companies)

    ECA Marcellus Trust I holds royalty interests in producing and development horizontal natural gas wells for Energy Corporation of America (NYSE:ECA).

    12. Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE:BPL): Returned -7% over the last week vs. an industry average of -1.09%. (Industry: Oil & Gas Pipelines. Alpha vs. industry at -5.91%, based on average of 35 companies)

    Operates refined petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States. (Link to Buckeye Partners LP website)

    13. NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEMKT:NG): Returned -1.27% over the last week vs. an industry average of 4.58%. (Industry: Gold. Alpha vs. industry at -5.85%, based on average of 31 companies)

    Engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties primarily in North America.

    14. Braskem S.A. (NYSE:BAK): Returned -6.85% over the last week vs. an industry average of -1.14%. (Industry: Chemicals Industry. Alpha vs. industry at -5.71%, based on average of 13 companies)

    Produces and sells petrochemical products in Brazil and the United States.

    15. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE): Returned -4.49% over the last week vs. an industry average of 1.15%. (Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals. Alpha vs. industry at -5.64%, based on average of 39 companies)

    Engages in the exploration, production, and sale of basic metals in Brazil.

    16. Aurizon Mines Ltd. (AZK): Returned -0.47% over the last week vs. an industry average of 4.58%. (Industry: Gold. Alpha vs. industry at -5.05%, based on average of 31 companies)

    Engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold properties in North America.

    17. Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG): Returned -5.67% over the last week vs. an industry average of -0.74%. (Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration. Alpha vs. industry at -4.93%, based on average of 52 companies)

    Engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties in the Williston basin, the United States. (Link to Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. website)

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: FGP, GFI, BPT, AZC, YZC, AU, PES, ACI, ALB, PKD, ECT, BPL
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