Active Stocks at Basic Material: AK Steel Holding (NYSE:AKS), North American Palladium (NYSEMKT:PAL), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), Vale (NYSE:VALE)

The roller-coaster ride that is AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)’s stock gave riders a breathtaking lift last week when the stock took flight. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) shares jumped 9 percent after it said it will raise prices on one of its key steel products. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) stock performance was -5.20% in last session and finished the day at $7.11. Traded volume was 10.19million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 6.98million shares. The beta of the stock remained 2.60. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) insider ownership is 1.70%.

North American Palladium Ltd. (USA) (NYSE:PAL) announced today its preliminary palladium production results for the quarter ending March 31, 2013, as well as an update on the second tranche of its previously announced public offering (the “Offering”) of 7.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures. North American Palladium Ltd (USA) (NYSEMKT:PAL) dropped -15.83 percent to $0.404 Monday on volume of 11.14million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $0.38 to $0.46. North American Palladium Ltd (USA) (NYSEMKT:PAL) has a market capitalization of $110.69million.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has received permission to re-export light Canadian crude oil from the United States to its Quebec plant, a company official said Monday. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)’s stock on Apr 07, 2014 reported a decrease of -4.54% to the closing price of $51.91. Its fifty two weeks range is $33.00 -$56.32. The total market capitalization recorded $27.65billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 10.30million shares. In its share capital, VLO has 532.71million outstanding shares.

Vale SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:VALE) declared a special dividend on Monday, April 7th, Stock Ratings reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 21st will be given a dividend of 0.408 per share on Friday, November 7th. On Monday, shares of Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) advanced 3.45% to close the day at $14.98. Company return on investment (ROI) is 11.70% and its monthly performance is recorded as -2.04%. Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) quarterly revenue growth is 4.72%.

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