Stocks in Basic Materials

Companies in the Basic Materials sector work with the building blocks of stuff. This includes commodities such as oil, gasoline, gold, silver, copper, platinum, and other precious and rare metals, as well as other chemicals. As you might expect, companies in this sector drill for oil and mine for gold but also buy, sell, trade, and otherwise manipulate them. Values can be volatile depending on the supply of the underlying material, as well as the commercial need for it.

Every stock sector groups stocks related by a particular type of industry. This allows you to compare businesses of similar types. For example, stocks of mining companies are more similar than they are to stocks of financial companies. Even though there are differences between companies within a sector, the performance of a stock relative to its sector as a whole can give you interesting information.

Based on our research, these stocks we track in the Basic Materials stock sector have these value investing characteristics. If you have an interest in this sector or special knowledge about it, you can use this table to find stocks which may be great values—stocks you may wish to own.

Discounted stocks in the index
Company Current Price Current Price Discount
10 years
Holly Energy Partners, L.P.
(HEP)
$32.12 none
Sanchez Energy Corporation
(SN)
$7.15 90%
Key Energy Services
(KEG)
$19.20 none
Seacor Holdings
(CKH)
$33.83 none
Matrix Service Company
(MTRX)
$9.10 30%
SandRidge Permian Trust
(PER)
$2.85 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$10.11 20%
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$110.90 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$65.26 none
OCI Partners LP
(OCIP)
$8.75 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$34.85 none
Kinder Morgan
(KMI)
$19.02 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$24.30 40%
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$20.02 30%
India Globalization Capital
(IGC)
$0.46 none
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
(SNP)
$79.06 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$47.95 none
Tesoro Corporation
(TSO)
$94.45 20%
National Oilwell Varco
(NOV)
$31.77 40%
PennTex Midstream Partners, LP
(PTXP)
$19.99 none
ConocoPhillips
(COP)
$43.96 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.08 none
Black Stone Minerals, L.P.
(BSM)
$15.97 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$47.36 none
ONEOK Partners, L.P.
(OKS)
$49.96 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.57 60%
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network
(ANW)
$5.35 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$9.45 none
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.46 none
Marathon Oil Corporation
(MRO)
$11.45 none
Antero Midstream Partners LP
(AM)
$32.22 none
TransAtlantic Petroleum, Ltd.
(TAT)
$1.21 none
EXCO Resources
(XCO)
$3.18 none
ION Geophysical Corporation
(IO)
$4.30 70%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$72.79 20%
Hornbeck Offshore Services
(HOS)
$2.75 90%
Diamondback Energy
(FANG)
$86.60 none
Jagged Peak Energy
(JAG)
$12.92 none
Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
(MMLP)
$17.80 none
TOTAL S.A.
(TOT)
$50.38 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$19.29 70%
Barnwell Industries
(BRN)
$1.80 none
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
(BPL)
$62.99 none
Noble Energy
(NBL)
$28.02 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$16.04 none
BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust
(BPT)
$20.95 none
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$33.04 none
Agrium
(AGU)
$91.25 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$16.05 none
Carrizo Oil & Gas
(CRZO)
$15.61 none
Northern Oil and Gas
(NOG)
$1.45 none
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
(MCEP)
$1.33 none
SeaDrill Limited
(SDRL)
$0.36 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$10.75 none
Pacific Drilling S.A.
(PACD)
$1.65 none
NuStar Energy L.P.
(NS)
$45.48 none
A. Schulman
(SHLM)
$28.30 none
Ensco plc
(ESV)
$5.37 none
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
(COG)
$24.48 none
Bristow Group
(BRS)
$6.96 none
Sasol Limited
(SSL)
$28.35 none
PetroChina Company Limited
(PTR)
$62.32 none
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$35.46 none
Newfield Exploration Company
(NFX)
$27.56 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$83.80 none
Sprague Resources LP
(SRLP)
$28.00 none
Williams Partners L.P.
(WPZ)
$39.19 none
American Midstream Partners, LP
(AMID)
$12.85 none
WPX Energy
(WPX)
$9.52 none
Parker Drilling Company
(PKD)
$1.35 80%
Denbury Resources
(DNR)
$1.52 90%
Pioneer Energy Services Corp.
(PES)
$1.95 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$144.84 none
SandRidge Energy
(SD)
$16.76 none
MMEX Resources Corporation
(MMEX)
$0.01 none
Houston American Energy Corp.
(HUSA)
$0.81 none
EQT Corporation
(EQT)
$58.75 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$84.26 none
Western Gas Equity Partners, LP
(WGP)
$41.70 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$32.21 none
Uranium Resources
(URRE)
$1.44 none
Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
(PXD)
$155.66 none
PDC Energy
(PDCE)
$40.39 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$20.00 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$18.12 none
Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp.
(XPL)
$0.65 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$44.20 none
CVR Energy
(CVI)
$21.59 30%
RSP Permian
(RSPP)
$31.83 none
Chevron Corporation
(CVX)
$104.28 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$27.17 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$8.94 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$10.25 none
Stone Energy Corporation
(SGY)
$18.30 none
Willbros Group
(WG)
$2.58 none
Rowan Companies plc
(RDC)
$10.56 none
Isramco
(ISRL)
$111.35 none
EP Energy Corporation
(EPE)
$3.48 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$8.72 30%
Wincash Apolo Gold & Energy
(APLL)
$0.09 none
Cheniere Energy
(LNG)
$48.39 none
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
(EEP)
$15.91 none
Helix Energy Solutions Group
(HLX)
$5.35 none
Resolute Energy Corporation
(REN)
$29.14 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$0.68 60%
Insteel Industries
(IIIN)
$32.94 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$461.81 none
Matador Resources Company
(MTDR)
$20.62 20%
Statoil ASA
(STO)
$16.69 30%
The Dow Chemical Company
(DOW)
$63.25 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$27.19 none
CNOOC Limited
(CEO)
$110.10 none
HollyFrontier Corporation
(HFC)
$27.91 none
Sandridge Mississippian Trust II
(SDR)
$1.40 none
Eni S.p.A.
(E)
$30.87 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$22.59 none
SM Energy Company
(SM)
$15.67 90%
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$15.50 none
Baytex Energy Corp.
(BTE)
$2.49 70%
Halcón Resources Corporation
(HK)
$4.10 none
Southwestern Energy Company
(SWN)
$5.83 50%
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(WLL)
$5.48 80%
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$2.59 none
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust
(CHKR)
$2.30 none
EQT GP Holdings, LP
(EQGP)
$30.81 none
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$0.83 none
Halliburton Company
(HAL)
$42.01 none
Praxair
(PX)
$133.64 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$361.03 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$2.64 none
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
(POT)
$16.34 10%
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$80.59 none
Gran Tierra Energy
(GTE)
$2.19 20%
Hugoton Royalty Trust
(HGT)
$1.75 none
Targa Resources Corp.
(TRGP)
$44.20 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$19.70 30%
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$34.58 none
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
(EPD)
$26.88 none
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
(AHGP)
$24.49 none
MRC Global
(MRC)
$16.10 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.37 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.54 none
TC PipeLines, LP
(TCP)
$54.54 none
Royal Dutch Shell plc
(RDS-B)
$55.42 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$3.07 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$3.21 40%
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$15.52 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$5.85 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$38.41 none
PetroQuest Energy
(PQ)
$1.90 none
Tengasco
(TGC)
$0.66 70%
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$2.25 none
Westmoreland Coal Company
(WLB)
$4.83 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$43.95 none
Diamond Offshore Drilling
(DO)
$10.74 none
Evolution Petroleum Corporation
(EPM)
$8.05 none
Cimarex Energy Co.
(XEC)
$93.32 none
Legacy Reserves LP
(LGCY)
$1.42 none
Atwood Oceanics
(ATW)
$8.43 none
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
(OXY)
$59.57 none
SandRidge Mississippian Trust I
(SDT)
$1.45 none
Penn West Petroleum Ltd.
(PWE)
$1.26 90%
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC
(NSH)
$24.05 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$25.61 none
MV Oil Trust
(MVO)
$5.87 none
Northwest Pipe Company
(NWPX)
$16.62 none
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
(APC)
$43.79 10%
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$2.67 50%
Dawson Geophysical Company
(DWSN)
$3.99 80%
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$86.53 none
VAALCO Energy
(EGY)
$0.90 none
Panhandle Oil and Gas
(PHX)
$23.60 20%
SRC Energy
(SRCI)
$6.53 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$71.31 none
U.S. Energy Corp.
(USEG)
$0.65 none
Nabors Industries Ltd.
(NBR)
$8.13 70%
Precision Drilling Corporation
(PDS)
$3.36 none
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
(CHK)
$4.86 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$46.46 none
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
(PBT)
$8.74 none
TechnipFMC plc
(FTI)
$27.24 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$4.11 50%
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
(CRT)
$15.05 none
Rosehill Resources
(ROSE)
$8.42 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.56 none
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
(PAA)
$25.47 none
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(XOM)
$81.53 none
FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation
(FPP)
$0.33 90%
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$2.37 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$111.07 none
Alon USA Energy
(ALJ)
$13.33 none
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd.
(AAV)
$6.65 none
Enerplus Corporation
(ERF)
$8.40 70%
Oasis Petroleum
(OAS)
$7.87 70%
Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.
(BKEP)
$6.25 none
Cobalt International Energy
(CIE)
$2.43 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.86 none
Spectra Energy Partners, LP
(SEP)
$43.89 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$9.56 none
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
(ETE)
$17.24 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$3.29 none
Dril-Quip
(DRQ)
$48.35 none
Rentech
(RTK)
$0.45 none
Encana Corporation
(ECA)
$8.65 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$22.57 none
Monsanto Company
(MON)
$118.75 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$106.92 none
Oil States International
(OIS)
$26.05 30%
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$11.00 50%
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$66.51 none
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$5.27 none
Weatherford International plc
(WFT)
$3.77 20%
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$15.23 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$3.26 none
Pengrowth Energy Corporation
(PGH)
$0.80 90%
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$19.07 none
Kosmos Energy Ltd.
(KOS)
$6.12 30%
Fairmount Santrol Holdings
(FMSA)
$3.83 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$3.55 40%
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$17.60 none
Univar
(UNVR)
$29.46 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$79.05 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$2.88 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$3.84 none
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
(TGA)
$1.29 90%
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$1.46 none
Transocean Ltd.
(RIG)
$8.20 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$13.34 50%
Goodrich Petroleum Corporation
(GDP)
$11.45 none
Arc Logistics Partners LP
(ARCX)
$15.19 none
Gulf Island Fabrication
(GIFI)
$10.75 50%
Kingold Jewelry
(KGJI)
$1.73 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$6.25 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$24.20 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$33.54 none
Suncor Energy
(SU)
$29.57 none
Pershing Gold Corporation
(PGLC)
$2.79 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$34.94 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$14.99 none
Gold Resource Corp
(GORO)
$4.08 none
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
(MPC)
$52.62 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$65.40 none
Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP
(WMLP)
$3.04 none
Ring Energy
(REI)
$12.72 none
CONSOL Energy
(CNX)
$15.09 none
Contango Oil & Gas Company
(MCF)
$6.47 80%
Cloud Peak Energy
(CLD)
$3.64 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$3.27 none
Star Gas Partners, L.P.
(SGU)
$10.77 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$36.65 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$40.77 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.65 70%
EV Energy Partners, L.P.
(EVEP)
$0.59 none
EOG Resources
(EOG)
$89.02 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$11.99 none
Banro Corporation
(BAA)
$0.75 none
Approach Resources
(AREX)
$2.94 80%
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$1.29 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$6.78 none
Noble Corporation plc
(NE)
$3.74 90%
Rice Energy
(RICE)
$26.59 none
Gulfport Energy Corporation
(GPOR)
$14.58 none
The Williams Companies
(WMB)
$29.75 none
Delek Logistics Partners, LP
(DKL)
$31.30 none
CSI Compressco LP
(CCLP)
$4.45 none
RPC
(RES)
$20.15 none
Apache Corporation
(APA)
$47.14 90%
Plains GP Holdings, L.P.
(PAGP)
$25.47 none
Silver Standard Resources
(SSRI)
$10.08 none
Richmont Mines
(RIC)
$8.05 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$58.17 none
Western Refining Logistics, LP
(WNRL)
$25.55 none
Ecopetrol S.A.
(EC)
$8.88 none
TETRA Technologies
(TTI)
$2.76 70%
TransCanada Corporation
(TRP)
$47.81 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$11.76 none
SemGroup Corporation
(SEMG)
$26.75 none