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
Transmontaigne Partners L.P.
(TLP)
$41.90 none
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
(EPD)
$25.48 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$12.85 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$40.87 none
Devon Energy Corporation
(DVN)
$35.22 60%
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$60.60 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.75 none
Richmont Mines
(RIC)
$9.80 none
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
(COG)
$25.62 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$0.76 60%
VOC Energy Trust
(VOC)
$3.66 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.69 60%
ConocoPhillips
(COP)
$49.71 none
Enbridge
(ENB)
$40.46 none
Cenovus Energy
(CVE)
$9.79 none
Pioneer Energy Services Corp.
(PES)
$1.90 none
WPX Energy
(WPX)
$10.95 none
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$9.11 40%
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$15.46 none
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC
(NSH)
$18.30 none
Laredo Petroleum
(LPI)
$12.20 20%
Matrix Service Company
(MTRX)
$13.65 none
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
(ETP)
$17.76 none
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
(SNP)
$74.58 none
Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.
(BKEP)
$5.75 none
Cobalt International Energy
(CIE)
$1.08 none
Nabors Industries Ltd.
(NBR)
$7.07 70%
SeaDrill Limited
(SDRL)
$0.27 none
Southwestern Energy Company
(SWN)
$5.47 50%
Star Gas Partners, L.P.
(SGU)
$10.95 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$4.02 30%
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$15.21 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$10.90 none
India Globalization Capital
(IGC)
$0.40 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$34.25 none
ION Geophysical Corporation
(IO)
$8.85 40%
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$5.95 none
Rentech
(RTK)
$0.20 none
RSP Permian
(RSPP)
$33.92 none
Schlumberger Limited
(SLB)
$65.91 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$23.61 none
MMEX Resources Corporation
(MMEX)
$0.01 none
Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP
(WMLP)
$3.12 none
Kingold Jewelry
(KGJI)
$2.12 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$13.85 none
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
(BPL)
$53.25 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$28.99 30%
Amyris
(AMRS)
$3.01 none
Houston American Energy Corp.
(HUSA)
$0.41 none
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(XOM)
$82.76 none
Cheniere Energy
(LNG)
$47.35 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$88.06 none
Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp.
(XPL)
$0.68 none
Eni S.p.A.
(E)
$32.73 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$4.12 none
Resolute Energy Corporation
(REN)
$29.50 none
Targa Resources Corp.
(TRGP)
$44.46 none
W&T Offshore
(WTI)
$3.10 none
Western Gas Equity Partners, LP
(WGP)
$39.27 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$27.25 none
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust
(SJT)
$7.87 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$384.09 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$83.10 none
Plains GP Holdings, L.P.
(PAGP)
$21.16 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$25.71 none
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
(MMP)
$68.52 none
Western Refining Logistics, LP
(WNRL)
$24.35 none
YPF Sociedad Anonima
(YPF)
$22.82 none
National Oilwell Varco
(NOV)
$34.52 30%
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
(ETE)
$17.45 none
TechnipFMC plc
(FTI)
$25.49 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$104.26 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$11.15 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$21.50 none
EQT Corporation
(EQT)
$62.94 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$2.13 60%
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$139.66 none
Insteel Industries
(IIIN)
$27.13 none
TOTAL S.A.
(TOT)
$54.03 none
Cimarex Energy Co.
(XEC)
$115.03 none
SandRidge Permian Trust
(PER)
$2.80 none
Range Resources Corporation
(RRC)
$19.00 40%
Gulfport Energy Corporation
(GPOR)
$13.65 none
Precision Drilling Corporation
(PDS)
$2.53 none
SRC Energy
(SRCI)
$9.35 none
California Resources Corporation
(CRC)
$10.77 none
Oasis Petroleum
(OAS)
$8.70 70%
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$37.86 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$4.41 none
Hess Corporation
(HES)
$45.87 30%
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
(FGP)
$4.86 none
Halcón Resources Corporation
(HK)
$6.28 none
PetroChina Company Limited
(PTR)
$64.92 none
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$41.50 none
The Dow Chemical Company
(DOW)
$66.65 none
EOG Resources
(EOG)
$96.66 none
Stone Energy Corporation
(SGY)
$28.73 none
Gran Tierra Energy
(GTE)
$2.10 20%
Valero Energy Corporation
(VLO)
$77.62 30%
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$5.70 10%
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$19.93 70%
Weatherford International plc
(WFT)
$3.80 20%
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$57.28 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.45 none
Goodrich Petroleum Corporation
(GDP)
$9.70 none
McDermott International
(MDR)
$6.39 none
Kinder Morgan
(KMI)
$18.58 none
Panhandle Oil and Gas
(PHX)
$24.20 10%
Natural Gas Services Group
(NGS)
$28.05 none
Rosehill Resources
(ROSE)
$9.18 none
Banro Corporation
(BAA)
$0.36 none
Dril-Quip
(DRQ)
$41.15 10%
American Midstream Partners, LP
(AMID)
$13.20 none
TC PipeLines, LP
(TCP)
$51.98 none
U.S. Energy Corp.
(USEG)
$1.05 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$2.09 none
Agrium
(AGU)
$107.73 none
Jagged Peak Energy
(JAG)
$13.99 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$63.15 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$430.57 none
Dawson Geophysical Company
(DWSN)
$4.57 80%
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$8.39 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$21.16 50%
PetroQuest Energy
(PQ)
$1.73 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$2.62 none
Continental Resources
(CLR)
$36.55 30%
Sanchez Energy Corporation
(SN)
$4.24 90%
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$6.91 none
PDC Energy
(PDCE)
$48.54 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$9.93 50%
Ring Energy
(REI)
$13.09 none
Unit Corporation
(UNT)
$18.16 80%
Tesco Corporation
(TESO)
$4.78 40%
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$28.95 30%
Rice Energy
(RICE)
$27.69 none
NuStar Energy L.P.
(NS)
$35.27 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$9.28 30%
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$10.15 20%
Legacy Reserves LP
(LGCY)
$1.52 none
Noble Energy
(NBL)
$27.88 none
Enerplus Corporation
(ERF)
$8.80 60%
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$11.07 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$49.17 none
Black Stone Minerals, L.P.
(BSM)
$17.27 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$28.76 none
Northwest Pipe Company
(NWPX)
$20.39 none
Parker Drilling Company
(PKD)
$1.00 90%
Oil States International
(OIS)
$23.75 30%
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.68 none
EP Energy Corporation
(EPE)
$2.75 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$16.50 none
MV Oil Trust
(MVO)
$5.36 none
Willbros Group
(WG)
$3.13 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$114.70 none
Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
(PXD)
$145.09 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$3.29 none
Ensco plc
(ESV)
$5.38 none
Denbury Resources
(DNR)
$1.20 90%
Newfield Exploration Company
(NFX)
$29.65 none
Atlas Energy Group, LLC
(ATLS)
$0.09 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$78.69 none
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(WLL)
$5.17 80%
Barrick Gold Corporation
(ABX)
$16.17 40%
Matador Resources Company
(MTDR)
$26.26 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$31.23 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$23.40 none
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$2.86 none
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
(EEP)
$15.05 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$21.59 none
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
(CRT)
$14.55 none
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
(OXY)
$64.63 none
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
(TGA)
$1.59 80%
Cloud Peak Energy
(CLD)
$4.40 none
Pershing Gold Corporation
(PGLC)
$2.92 none
Praxair
(PX)
$139.90 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$40.60 none
Sprague Resources LP
(SRLP)
$25.45 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$28.86 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$3.57 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$66.20 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$6.05 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$36.44 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$3.10 none
Antero Midstream Partners LP
(AM)
$29.81 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.62 none
Gold Resource Corp
(GORO)
$3.71 none
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust
(CHKR)
$2.15 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$72.85 none
Diamond Offshore Drilling
(DO)
$14.98 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$29.00 none
Key Energy Services
(KEG)
$11.63 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$153.20 none
TETRA Technologies
(TTI)
$2.70 70%
Chevron Corporation
(CVX)
$118.15 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$58.69 none
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
(AHGP)
$28.24 none
A. Schulman
(SHLM)
$36.40 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$75.96 20%
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$98.26 none
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
(DD)
$83.93 none
Holly Energy Partners, L.P.
(HEP)
$33.56 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$19.52 40%
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$43.43 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$36.83 none
Helix Energy Solutions Group
(HLX)
$7.90 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$71.21 none
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
(AXAS)
$2.04 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.33 60%
Comstock Resources
(CRK)
$4.54 100%
CVR Energy
(CVI)
$27.71 10%
CARBO Ceramics
(CRR)
$6.70 70%
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$4.25 50%
Bristow Group
(BRS)
$9.14 none
BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust
(BPT)
$20.05 none
Delek US Holdings
(DK)
$25.66 none
North American Energy Partners
(NOA)
$4.10 none
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation
(FPP)
$0.33 80%
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
(PAA)
$20.33 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$40.97 none
Halliburton Company
(HAL)
$43.77 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$4.95 none
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$19.10 none
Contango Oil & Gas Company
(MCF)
$4.82 90%
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$147.28 none
SemGroup Corporation
(SEMG)
$26.95 none
Enduro Royalty Trust
(NDRO)
$4.20 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$47.85 none
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$0.94 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.43 none
Carrizo Oil & Gas
(CRZO)
$15.85 none
Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited
(ACH)
$21.95 none
Marathon Oil Corporation
(MRO)
$13.77 none
Williams Partners L.P.
(WPZ)
$38.58 none
CSI Compressco LP
(CCLP)
$5.18 none
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
(MCEP)
$1.03 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$20.43 none
Fairmount Santrol Holdings
(FMSA)
$3.94 none
Gulf Island Fabrication
(GIFI)
$12.25 40%
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$32.75 none
Ultrapar Participações S.A.
(UGP)
$24.86 none
Transocean Ltd.
(RIG)
$10.31 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$5.03 none
The Williams Companies
(WMB)
$29.69 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$1.14 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$5.24 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$50.20 none
Callon Petroleum Company
(CPE)
$11.13 none
Evolution Petroleum Corporation
(EPM)
$7.15 none
SandRidge Mississippian Trust I
(SDT)
$1.30 none
TransCanada Corporation
(TRP)
$49.69 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$28.24 none
Profire Energy
(PFIE)
$1.81 none
Diamondback Energy
(FANG)
$102.19 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$19.25 none
SandRidge Energy
(SD)
$19.03 none
Cliffs Natural Resources
(CLF)
$7.34 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$149.62 none
Rowan Companies plc
(RDC)
$13.24 none
Sandridge Mississippian Trust II
(SDR)
$1.34 none
Northern Oil and Gas
(NOG)
$0.71 none
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
(POT)
$19.24 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$7.77 none
National Fuel Gas Company
(NFG)
$57.62 none
Flotek Industries
(FTK)
$4.87 none
Baytex Energy Corp.
(BTE)
$2.66 70%
Tengasco
(TGC)
$0.62 70%
HollyFrontier Corporation
(HFC)
$36.09 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$11.60 none
EXCO Resources
(XCO)
$1.25 none
CONSOL Energy
(CNX)
$16.08 none
CNOOC Limited
(CEO)
$129.79 none
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners, LP
(DM)
$31.70 none
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
(PBT)
$9.20 none
Statoil ASA
(STO)
$20.17 20%
Noble Corporation plc
(NE)
$3.97 90%
Apache Corporation
(APA)
$42.65 90%
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$104.03 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$27.10 none
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
(APC)
$48.77 none
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd.
(AAV)
$5.45 none
Pacific Drilling S.A.
(PACD)
$0.38 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$73.84 90%
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$14.50 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$1.28 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$14.83 none
Ecopetrol S.A.
(EC)
$10.04 none
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
(CNQ)
$33.21 30%
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.27 none
Pengrowth Energy Corporation
(PGH)
$1.02 90%
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$23.15 none
Tidewater
(TDW)
$27.17 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$87.51 none
Rex Energy Corporation
(REXX)
$2.06 none
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
(MPC)
$56.75 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$42.68 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.88 none
Westmoreland Coal Company
(WLB)
$2.15 none
Bill Barrett Corporation
(BBG)
$4.49 none
Approach Resources
(AREX)
$2.42 80%
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$15.28 none
SM Energy Company
(SM)
$18.62 80%
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$47.75 none
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
(BWP)
$14.43 none
Murphy Oil Corporation
(MUR)
$25.76 50%
Core Laboratories N.V.
(CLB)
$91.08 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$44.67 none
Encana Corporation
(ECA)
$11.79 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$65.30 none
Hornbeck Offshore Services
(HOS)
$3.58 90%
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.41 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$82.26 none
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.29 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$112.88 none
Arc Logistics Partners LP
(ARCX)
$16.72 none
Polymet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.60 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$48.02 none
Monsanto Company
(MON)
$122.08 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$1.17 none
Kosmos Energy Ltd.
(KOS)
$7.50 20%
Ultra Petroleum Corp.
(UPL)
$8.11 none
Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P.
(TNH)
$79.50 none
Suncor Energy
(SU)
$33.76 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.76 70%
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
(CHK)
$3.77 none
Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
(MMLP)
$16.20 none
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network
(ANW)
$4.60 none
Isramco
(ISRL)
$114.89 none
Delek Logistics Partners, LP
(DKL)
$30.30 none
Nevsun Resources Ltd.
(NSU)
$2.38 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$10.34 none
MRC Global
(MRC)
$17.80 none
Spectra Energy Partners, LP
(SEP)
$43.49 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$13.15 50%
World Fuel Services Corporation
(INT)
$35.45 20%
Seacor Holdings
(CKH)
$44.61 none
RPC
(RES)
$22.64 none
Hugoton Royalty Trust
(HGT)
$1.68 none
BP p.l.c.
(BP)
$38.72 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$99.62 none
OCI Partners LP
(OCIP)
$7.25 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$3.08 40%
Newpark Resources
(NR)
$9.70 none
EV Energy Partners, L.P.
(EVEP)
$0.52 none
Adams Resources & Energy
(AE)
$44.00 20%
Wincash Apolo Gold & Energy
(APLL)
$0.06 none
Barnwell Industries
(BRN)
$1.94 none
Sasol Limited
(SSL)
$28.97 none
Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P.
(CQP)
$28.56 none
EQT GP Holdings, LP
(EQGP)
$28.15 none
Concho Resources
(CXO)
$133.06 none
UR-Energy
(URG)
$0.50 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$57.06 none
Phillips 66
(PSX)
$90.24 none
Energy XXI Gulf Coast
(EXXI)
$8.62 90%