Basic Material Active Runners: Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (ADR) (NYSE:PBR)

That “ongoing” litigation stems from a lawsuit filed by the state of California against Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) in July 2012. Filed by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the suit states Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) “owned and continued to have an interest in Empire Mine Park where they conducted mining operations, which have generated and continue to generate real hazardous substances.” Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) stock performance was 4.27% in last session and finished the day at $23.92. Traded volume was 11.29million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 10.65million shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.20. Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) insider ownership is 0.10%.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) is negotiating to bring OAO Rosneft (ROSN) into oil and gas licenses in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, people familiar with the talks said. The talks show the largest U.S. and Russian oil companies forging ahead with a global alliance even as relations between the two governments stand at their lowest ebb since the end of the Cold War. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rose 1.52 percent to $97.70 Friday on volume of 12.32million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $96.47 to $97.97. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has a market capitalization of $422.18billion.

Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX) calls are trading at about four times the rate of puts this afternoon, and at a 45% mark-up to their intraday average pace. By the numbers, about 22,000 calls are on the tape compared to fewer than 5,300 puts. Accounting for a sizable chunk of the activity is Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX) ‘s January 2015 20-strike call, which has seen close to 8,200 contracts exchanged. Nearly 70% of the volume has traded off the ask, pointing to buyer-driven volume. Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX)’s stock on Mar 28, 2014 reported a increase of 1.22% to the closing price of $18.30. Its fifty two weeks range is $13.43-$29.39. The total market capitalization recorded $21.31billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 12.54million shares. In its share capital, ABX has 1.09billion outstanding shares.

A series of questionable business dealings by Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) has been affecting the standing of the president, Dilma Rousseff. Before taking office as president in 2011, when she was the chairperson of Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR), she appears to have signed off on one deal in 2006 that backfired badly, and this has called into question her managerial skills. On Friday, shares of Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) advanced 2.01% to close the day at $13.18. Company return on investment (ROI) is 5.10% and its monthly performance is recorded as 14.41%. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) quarterly revenue growth is -2.37%.