Basic Material Active Stocks: Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (NYSE:PBR), Vale (NYSE:VALE), Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM)

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) has reached 500,000 b/d in production from the Brazilian presalt, a region that has already seen aggregate output of 343 million boe (OGJ Online, June 20, 2014). The company, which didn’t reach the same level of total production until 31 years after it launched, made its first discovery in the region 8 years ago. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) stock performance was 0.35% in last session and finished the day at $14.49. Traded volume was 12.19million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 21.54million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.72.

Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE), the world’s largest iron-ore producer, rose to the highest since May as metals prices climbed. The MSCI Brazil/Materials index was the best performer among 10 industry groups. Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) rose 2.41 percent to $14.03 Thursday on volume of 14.79million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $13.73 to $14.07. Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) has a market capitalization of $72.30billion.

This week, aluminum producer Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) will get the earnings season started on Tuesday with second-quarter results after the closing bell. Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA)’s stock on July 03, 2014 reported a increase of 0.88% to the closing price of $14.98. Its fifty two weeks range is $7.66 -$15.18. The total market capitalization recorded $17.56billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 7.82million shares. In its share capital, AA has 1.17billion outstanding shares.

Poland was supposed to emerge as the first big European shale market, but it hasn’t worked out. Some energy giants, including Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and Italy’s Eni SpA, have pulled out of Poland because the geology and the legislation are not conducive to a drilling bonanza. On Thursday, shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) advanced 1.00% to close the day at $102.59. Company return on investment (ROI) is 8.20% and its monthly performance is recorded as 2.55%. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) quarterly revenue growth is 5.47%.