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
Cenovus Energy
(CVE)
$7.52 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$5.78 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$15.55 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(ABX)
$13.18 50%
Gulf Island Fabrication
(GIFI)
$12.10 40%
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$5.96 none
QEP Resources
(QEP)
$8.68 none
Gulfport Energy Corporation
(GPOR)
$8.75 none
Oasis Petroleum
(OAS)
$7.93 70%
Praxair
(PX)
$153.61 none
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC
(NSH)
$12.95 none
Enbridge
(ENB)
$34.27 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$18.09 40%
Hess Corporation
(HES)
$45.65 30%
Gold Resource Corp
(GORO)
$4.60 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$32.79 none
W&T Offshore
(WTI)
$3.89 none
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
(APC)
$59.18 none
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
(ETP)
$18.55 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$54.56 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$108.75 none
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(XOM)
$76.54 none
CARBO Ceramics
(CRR)
$7.58 70%
Laredo Petroleum
(LPI)
$8.36 50%
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$25.43 40%
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
(AHGP)
$26.46 none
TOTAL S.A.
(TOT)
$57.13 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$24.52 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$8.13 none
Jagged Peak Energy
(JAG)
$12.91 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$94.57 none
Natural Gas Services Group
(NGS)
$26.70 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$141.83 none
Legacy Reserves LP
(LGCY)
$2.29 none
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
(BPL)
$48.39 none
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
(EPD)
$26.41 none
American Midstream Partners, LP
(AMID)
$12.10 none
Devon Energy Corporation
(DVN)
$34.11 60%
Stone Energy Corporation
(SGY)
$31.52 none
Diamond Offshore Drilling
(DO)
$13.74 none
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$39.11 none
Atlas Energy Group, LLC
(ATLS)
$0.07 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$49.40 none
Nabors Industries Ltd.
(NBR)
$6.62 70%
Halliburton Company
(HAL)
$47.50 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$32.67 none
Williams Partners L.P.
(WPZ)
$38.90 none
ConocoPhillips
(COP)
$54.65 none
Valero Energy Corporation
(VLO)
$93.27 10%
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$106.76 none
Resolute Energy Corporation
(REN)
$35.14 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$43.25 none
Enerplus Corporation
(ERF)
$10.56 60%
TC PipeLines, LP
(TCP)
$50.45 none
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
(TGA)
$1.32 90%
Apache Corporation
(APA)
$38.11 90%
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$9.23 40%
U.S. Energy Corp.
(USEG)
$1.24 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$100.13 none
Dawson Geophysical Company
(DWSN)
$5.36 70%
Range Resources Corporation
(RRC)
$13.28 60%
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$3.98 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$163.63 none
Targa Resources Corp.
(TRGP)
$47.91 none
Unit Corporation
(UNT)
$20.34 80%
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$108.61 none
Ensco plc
(ESV)
$4.96 none
Southwestern Energy Company
(SWN)
$3.58 60%
ION Geophysical Corporation
(IO)
$30.30 none
Noble Corporation plc
(NE)
$4.10 90%
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$6.99 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$4.09 30%
Amyris
(AMRS)
$5.18 none
Precision Drilling Corporation
(PDS)
$3.41 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$50.50 none
Eni S.p.A.
(E)
$33.88 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$4.99 none
Matrix Service Company
(MTRX)
$15.50 none
Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited
(ACH)
$15.86 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$3.12 60%
Willbros Group
(WG)
$0.98 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$40.55 10%
Halcón Resources Corporation
(HK)
$6.81 none
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$7.27 40%
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.29 60%
Marathon Oil Corporation
(MRO)
$15.65 none
Denbury Resources
(DNR)
$2.26 90%
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$402.30 none
Cimarex Energy Co.
(XEC)
$98.73 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$1.12 80%
PetroChina Company Limited
(PTR)
$70.12 none
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
(AXAS)
$2.14 none
Flotek Industries
(FTK)
$5.53 none
TETRA Technologies
(TTI)
$3.69 60%
SeaDrill Limited
(SDRL)
$0.25 none
EOG Resources
(EOG)
$107.64 none
YPF Sociedad Anonima
(YPF)
$23.16 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$86.56 100%
Schlumberger Limited
(SLB)
$66.28 none
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$1.29 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$24.12 none
Holly Energy Partners, L.P.
(HEP)
$29.75 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$112.24 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$3.94 50%
EQT Corporation
(EQT)
$52.55 none
Agrium
(AGU)
$115.00 none
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$48.69 none
Sanchez Energy Corporation
(SN)
$3.51 90%
Weatherford International plc
(WFT)
$2.76 40%
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$68.54 none
California Resources Corporation
(CRC)
$19.17 none
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
(FGP)
$4.05 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$14.12 40%
Parker Drilling Company
(PKD)
$0.98 90%
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$72.49 none
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(WLL)
$23.33 80%
Matador Resources Company
(MTDR)
$29.68 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$36.67 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$19.90 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$71.25 none
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
(OXY)
$68.16 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$40.36 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$5.88 10%
Rosehill Resources
(ROSE)
$7.15 none
NuStar Energy L.P.
(NS)
$24.15 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$24.47 60%
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$10.45 20%
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$35.95 20%
Noble Energy
(NBL)
$26.28 none
Newfield Exploration Company
(NFX)
$25.90 none
Kinder Morgan
(KMI)
$17.06 none
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
(COG)
$23.89 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$11.65 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$36.48 none
Key Energy Services
(KEG)
$12.91 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$68.20 none
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
(EEP)
$13.10 none
Antero Midstream Partners LP
(AM)
$27.70 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$42.06 none
A. Schulman
(SHLM)
$42.70 none
Basic Energy Services
(BAS)
$18.73 70%
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
(PAA)
$22.38 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$49.85 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$4.25 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$44.75 none
Helix Energy Solutions Group
(HLX)
$6.96 none
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
Delek US Holdings
(DK)
$33.60 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$40.75 none
Carrizo Oil & Gas
(CRZO)
$18.56 none
Chevron Corporation
(CVX)
$112.14 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$1.07 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$18.00 none
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
(MCEP)
$1.65 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$25.97 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$35.45 none
InCapta
(INCT)
$0.00 none
Panhandle Oil and Gas
(PHX)
$18.80 30%
Ultrapar Participações S.A.
(UGP)
$24.35 none
Transocean Ltd.
(RIG)
$9.09 none
The Williams Companies
(WMB)
$28.91 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$5.11 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$57.15 none
Callon Petroleum Company
(CPE)
$10.89 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$31.55 none
TransCanada Corporation
(TRP)
$45.75 none
SandRidge Energy
(SD)
$15.45 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$7.92 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$19.15 none
Oil States International
(OIS)
$27.30 20%
Rowan Companies plc
(RDC)
$12.77 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$7.07 none
National Fuel Gas Company
(NFG)
$50.05 none
Comstock Resources
(CRK)
$6.78 90%
CVR Energy
(CVI)
$33.44 none
Baytex Energy Corp.
(BTE)
$2.56 80%
HollyFrontier Corporation
(HFC)
$46.40 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$10.85 none
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
(PBT)
$9.43 none
Statoil ASA
(STO)
$22.53 none
CONSOL Energy
(CNX)
$14.76 none
CNOOC Limited
(CEO)
$146.89 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$102.49 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$13.40 none
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd.
(AAV)
$3.00 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$18.73 none
Ecopetrol S.A.
(EC)
$17.51 100%
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
(CNQ)
$31.52 40%
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$84.99 none
Tidewater
(TDW)
$25.24 none
Rex Energy Corporation
(REXX)
$0.99 none
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
(MPC)
$67.93 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.59 none
Westmoreland Coal Company
(WLB)
$0.55 none
Bill Barrett Corporation
(BBG)
$5.36 none
Approach Resources
(AREX)
$3.02 80%
SM Energy Company
(SM)
$21.85 80%
Murphy Oil Corporation
(MUR)
$26.59 50%
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$47.36 none
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
(BWP)
$11.10 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$62.80 none
Encana Corporation
(ECA)
$11.01 none
Hornbeck Offshore Services
(HOS)
$3.73 90%
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$116.16 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$74.95 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$57.82 none
Monsanto Company
(MON)
$120.79 none
Kosmos Energy Ltd.
(KOS)
$5.73 40%
Ultra Petroleum Corp.
(UPL)
$4.38 none
Suncor Energy
(SU)
$34.53 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$2.12 90%
Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
(MMLP)
$16.25 none
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
(CHK)
$2.73 none
Isramco
(ISRL)
$102.50 none
Spectra Energy Partners, LP
(SEP)
$39.86 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$43.10 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$91.55 none
BP p.l.c.
(BP)
$39.62 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$3.28 50%
Newpark Resources
(NR)
$8.50 none
EV Energy Partners, L.P.
(EVEP)
$0.65 none
Sasol Limited
(SSL)
$34.18 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$51.69 none
Energy XXI Gulf Coast
(EXXI)
$5.53 100%