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
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$5.33 none
Cenovus Energy
(CVE)
$9.44 none
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
(APC)
$47.92 10%
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$6.49 none
Oasis Petroleum
(OAS)
$10.06 60%
Gold Resource Corp
(GORO)
$3.69 none
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$35.40 none
American Midstream Partners, LP
(AMID)
$12.90 none
W&T Offshore
(WTI)
$3.06 none
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC
(NSH)
$13.95 none
Enbridge
(ENB)
$38.34 none
Devon Energy Corporation
(DVN)
$38.05 50%
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$50.95 none
Gulfport Energy Corporation
(GPOR)
$12.46 none
ConocoPhillips
(COP)
$51.57 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$408.85 none
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
(BPL)
$46.56 none
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(XOM)
$82.66 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$70.14 none
Stone Energy Corporation
(SGY)
$25.44 none
Nabors Industries Ltd.
(NBR)
$6.04 80%
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$100.16 none
Legacy Reserves LP
(LGCY)
$1.35 none
Cimarex Energy Co.
(XEC)
$111.90 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.46 70%
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
(EPD)
$24.94 none
CARBO Ceramics
(CRR)
$9.92 60%
POSCO
(PKX)
$76.34 90%
Gulf Island Fabrication
(GIFI)
$12.30 40%
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$10.52 10%
Apache Corporation
(APA)
$40.70 90%
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$3.76 30%
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$23.62 50%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$83.07 10%
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.49 none
ION Geophysical Corporation
(IO)
$13.95 10%
Hess Corporation
(HES)
$45.49 30%
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$3.44 none
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$10.37 30%
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$14.08 none
Williams Partners L.P.
(WPZ)
$36.88 none
Flotek Industries
(FTK)
$4.61 10%
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$10.11 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$40.70 none
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
(ETP)
$16.47 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$34.79 none
Willbros Group
(WG)
$1.22 none
Matrix Service Company
(MTRX)
$17.10 none
Jagged Peak Energy
(JAG)
$14.19 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$34.24 20%
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.04 60%
Atlas Energy Group, LLC
(ATLS)
$0.04 none
Laredo Petroleum
(LPI)
$10.39 30%
Southwestern Energy Company
(SWN)
$5.49 50%
TechnipFMC plc
(FTI)
$27.35 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$30.45 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$92.18 none
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
(ETE)
$16.07 none
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
(AHGP)
$24.45 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$99.78 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$3.57 none
Precision Drilling Corporation
(PDS)
$2.68 none
Rentech
(RTK)
$0.20 none
Marathon Oil Corporation
(MRO)
$15.15 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$3.29 none
SeaDrill Limited
(SDRL)
$0.25 none
Range Resources Corporation
(RRC)
$16.08 50%
Noble Corporation plc
(NE)
$4.10 90%
Resolute Energy Corporation
(REN)
$27.36 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$16.73 none
Praxair
(PX)
$151.41 none
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$41.06 none
Halcón Resources Corporation
(HK)
$7.49 none
TETRA Technologies
(TTI)
$3.92 60%
TOTAL S.A.
(TOT)
$55.68 none
Diamond Offshore Drilling
(DO)
$16.43 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$130.60 none
Targa Resources Corp.
(TRGP)
$45.36 none
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
(TGA)
$1.36 90%
Denbury Resources
(DNR)
$1.74 90%
EOG Resources
(EOG)
$100.39 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(ABX)
$13.65 50%
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$160.92 none
Ensco plc
(ESV)
$5.62 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$153.04 none
Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited
(ACH)
$15.69 none
Schlumberger Limited
(SLB)
$63.54 10%
Eni S.p.A.
(E)
$32.75 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$3.88 60%
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$9.65 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$25.19 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$1.16 80%
PetroChina Company Limited
(PTR)
$66.32 none
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
(AXAS)
$2.09 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$107.14 none
California Resources Corporation
(CRC)
$16.74 none
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
(FGP)
$4.36 none
YPF Sociedad Anonima
(YPF)
$22.07 none
National Oilwell Varco
(NOV)
$32.62 40%
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$70.26 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$17.90 none
EQT Corporation
(EQT)
$56.38 none
Tesco Corporation
(TESO)
$4.08 50%
Valero Energy Corporation
(VLO)
$87.60 20%
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$1.64 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$21.62 30%
Holly Energy Partners, L.P.
(HEP)
$33.22 none
Sanchez Energy Corporation
(SN)
$4.86 90%
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$44.21 none
Enerplus Corporation
(ERF)
$8.83 60%
TC PipeLines, LP
(TCP)
$52.02 none
Pioneer Natural Resources Company
(PXD)
$155.90 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$41.99 none
Halliburton Company
(HAL)
$43.99 none
Natural Gas Services Group
(NGS)
$24.70 10%
U.S. Energy Corp.
(USEG)
$1.27 none
Agrium
(AGU)
$106.13 none
Dawson Geophysical Company
(DWSN)
$4.98 70%
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$6.89 none
Weatherford International plc
(WFT)
$3.37 30%
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$60.17 none
Unit Corporation
(UNT)
$19.87 80%
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$10.78 20%
Black Stone Minerals, L.P.
(BSM)
$18.27 none
Northwest Pipe Company
(NWPX)
$17.75 none
Parker Drilling Company
(PKD)
$0.91 90%
EP Energy Corporation
(EPE)
$1.55 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$75.47 none
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(WLL)
$25.14 80%
Matador Resources Company
(MTDR)
$27.61 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$29.19 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$18.70 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$68.50 none
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
(OXY)
$68.87 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$39.26 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$5.05 20%
Rosehill Resources
(ROSE)
$8.72 none
NuStar Energy L.P.
(NS)
$29.84 none
Dril-Quip
(DRQ)
$45.00 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$20.70 60%
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$9.16 30%
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$29.50 30%
Noble Energy
(NBL)
$26.94 none
Newfield Exploration Company
(NFX)
$29.39 none
Kinder Morgan
(KMI)
$17.79 none
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
(COG)
$27.75 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$10.00 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$31.31 none
Key Energy Services
(KEG)
$9.91 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$68.90 none
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
(EEP)
$14.19 none
Antero Midstream Partners LP
(AM)
$28.63 none
Cobalt International Energy
(CIE)
$0.43 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$44.23 none
A. Schulman
(SHLM)
$36.60 none
Basic Energy Services
(BAS)
$21.94 70%
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
(PAA)
$19.78 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$46.37 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$4.30 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$33.23 none
Helix Energy Solutions Group
(HLX)
$6.50 none
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
Delek US Holdings
(DK)
$32.76 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$48.55 none
Carrizo Oil & Gas
(CRZO)
$20.05 none
Chevron Corporation
(CVX)
$119.92 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$1.93 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$17.90 none
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
(MCEP)
$1.17 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$20.98 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$36.15 none
InCapta
(INCT)
$0.00 none
Panhandle Oil and Gas
(PHX)
$20.30 30%
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$11.10 50%
Ultrapar Participações S.A.
(UGP)
$21.46 none
Transocean Ltd.
(RIG)
$9.91 none
The Williams Companies
(WMB)
$28.55 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$4.50 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$53.05 none
Callon Petroleum Company
(CPE)
$10.70 none
Evolution Petroleum Corporation
(EPM)
$6.80 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$33.29 none
TransCanada Corporation
(TRP)
$48.96 none
SandRidge Energy
(SD)
$18.33 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$6.41 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$16.70 none
Oil States International
(OIS)
$23.20 40%
Rowan Companies plc
(RDC)
$14.27 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$8.71 none
National Fuel Gas Company
(NFG)
$57.96 none
Comstock Resources
(CRK)
$6.92 90%
CVR Energy
(CVI)
$33.65 none
Baytex Energy Corp.
(BTE)
$3.17 70%
HollyFrontier Corporation
(HFC)
$45.69 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$11.55 none
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners, LP
(DM)
$31.85 none
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
(PBT)
$9.09 none
Statoil ASA
(STO)
$20.13 10%
CONSOL Energy
(CNX)
$14.39 none
CNOOC Limited
(CEO)
$135.49 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$106.54 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$12.70 none
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd.
(AAV)
$4.00 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$14.97 none
Ecopetrol S.A.
(EC)
$12.16 none
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
(CNQ)
$34.85 30%
Pengrowth Energy Corporation
(PGH)
$0.79 90%
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$83.15 none
Tidewater
(TDW)
$26.91 none
Rex Energy Corporation
(REXX)
$1.62 none
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
(MPC)
$64.75 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$43.11 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.70 none
Westmoreland Coal Company
(WLB)
$1.23 none
Bill Barrett Corporation
(BBG)
$4.74 none
Approach Resources
(AREX)
$2.41 80%
SM Energy Company
(SM)
$21.82 80%
Murphy Oil Corporation
(MUR)
$28.44 40%
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$41.40 10%
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
(BWP)
$13.21 none
Core Laboratories N.V.
(CLB)
$101.00 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$69.05 none
Encana Corporation
(ECA)
$11.79 none
Hornbeck Offshore Services
(HOS)
$3.13 90%
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$115.92 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$82.61 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$47.17 none
Monsanto Company
(MON)
$117.30 none
Kosmos Energy Ltd.
(KOS)
$7.71 20%
Ultra Petroleum Corp.
(UPL)
$9.15 none
Suncor Energy
(SU)
$34.42 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.73 60%
Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
(MMLP)
$13.20 none
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
(CHK)
$3.68 none
Isramco
(ISRL)
$112.15 none
Nevsun Resources Ltd.
(NSU)
$2.18 none
Spectra Energy Partners, LP
(SEP)
$41.00 none
World Fuel Services Corporation
(INT)
$27.19 40%
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$42.84 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$101.48 none
Hugoton Royalty Trust
(HGT)
$1.40 none
BP p.l.c.
(BP)
$39.64 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$2.17 60%
Newpark Resources
(NR)
$8.20 none
Adams Resources & Energy
(AE)
$43.10 30%
EV Energy Partners, L.P.
(EVEP)
$0.69 none
Sasol Limited
(SSL)
$30.80 none
Concho Resources
(CXO)
$140.21 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$53.98 none
Energy XXI Gulf Coast
(EXXI)
$5.10 100%