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
Richmont Mines
(RIC)
$7.70 none
Matrix Service Company
(MTRX)
$9.95 20%
Kinder Morgan
(KMI)
$18.55 none
TETRA Technologies
(TTI)
$1.94 80%
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$5.67 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$8.70 none
Tesco Corporation
(TESO)
$4.25 50%
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$30.39 none
WPX Energy
(WPX)
$9.62 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$5.87 10%
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$27.84 70%
Eni S.p.A.
(E)
$31.12 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$0.71 60%
Cobalt International Energy
(CIE)
$1.99 none
Range Resources Corporation
(RRC)
$17.60 50%
Atwood Oceanics
(ATW)
$6.09 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$4.15 none
Kingold Jewelry
(KGJI)
$1.70 none
Rentech
(RTK)
$0.27 none
Star Gas Partners, L.P.
(SGU)
$10.82 none
Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
(PXD)
$127.94 10%
Pioneer Energy Services Corp.
(PES)
$1.80 none
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
(SNP)
$73.34 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$4.43 20%
India Globalization Capital
(IGC)
$0.35 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$23.32 none
Chevron Corporation
(CVX)
$105.78 none
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
(ETP)
$17.96 none
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(XOM)
$76.38 none
Enerplus Corporation
(ERF)
$8.70 60%
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$16.16 none
Schlumberger Limited
(SLB)
$63.00 10%
Hess Corporation
(HES)
$38.09 40%
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$51.71 none
Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp.
(XPL)
$0.79 none
Sanchez Energy Corporation
(SN)
$4.74 90%
Western Gas Equity Partners, LP
(WGP)
$38.80 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$36.65 none
PetroQuest Energy
(PQ)
$1.86 none
Comstock Resources
(CRK)
$5.93 90%
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$1.91 70%
Targa Resources Corp.
(TRGP)
$43.36 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$25.25 40%
The Williams Companies
(WMB)
$29.01 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$3.25 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$4.30 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$105.45 none
Precision Drilling Corporation
(PDS)
$2.57 none
MMEX Resources Corporation
(MMEX)
$0.01 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$26.85 none
Key Energy Services
(KEG)
$12.83 none
Houston American Energy Corp.
(HUSA)
$0.52 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$418.49 none
Noble Energy
(NBL)
$23.54 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.51 none
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust
(CHKR)
$2.35 none
Rowan Companies plc
(RDC)
$9.04 none
Dawson Geophysical Company
(DWSN)
$3.84 80%
Insteel Industries
(IIIN)
$24.43 none
Western Refining Logistics, LP
(WNRL)
$24.50 none
Legacy Reserves LP
(LGCY)
$1.09 none
BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust
(BPT)
$19.00 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$29.21 none
Natural Gas Services Group
(NGS)
$23.20 20%
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$8.18 none
Gulfport Energy Corporation
(GPOR)
$11.85 none
A. Schulman
(SHLM)
$29.40 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$18.82 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$33.73 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$19.86 60%
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$9.81 20%
Devon Energy Corporation
(DVN)
$30.34 60%
Gold Resource Corp
(GORO)
$3.63 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.44 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$8.83 60%
Newfield Exploration Company
(NFX)
$24.51 none
California Resources Corporation
(CRC)
$6.54 none
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$13.20 none
SRC Energy
(SRCI)
$7.64 none
PDC Energy
(PDCE)
$37.98 none
U.S. Energy Corp.
(USEG)
$0.75 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$134.88 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$113.48 none
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
(CRT)
$14.55 none
Bristow Group
(BRS)
$7.62 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$25.97 none
Helix Energy Solutions Group
(HLX)
$5.93 none
Cimarex Energy Co.
(XEC)
$97.80 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$88.10 none
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
(EEP)
$13.99 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.79 none
McDermott International
(MDR)
$5.62 none
Halcón Resources Corporation
(HK)
$5.92 none
Goodrich Petroleum Corporation
(GDP)
$8.60 none
W&T Offshore
(WTI)
$1.86 none
SandRidge Permian Trust
(PER)
$2.75 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$60.89 none
Oil States International
(OIS)
$21.15 40%
Weatherford International plc
(WFT)
$3.86 20%
Carrizo Oil & Gas
(CRZO)
$13.44 none
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
(DD)
$81.83 none
ION Geophysical Corporation
(IO)
$5.35 70%
TOTAL S.A.
(TOT)
$50.35 none
Rosehill Resources
(ROSE)
$6.48 none
Enduro Royalty Trust
(NDRO)
$3.30 none
Pershing Gold Corporation
(PGLC)
$3.03 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$67.92 none
Rice Energy
(RICE)
$26.45 none
RSP Permian
(RSPP)
$30.42 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$83.13 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$18.05 none
EQT Corporation
(EQT)
$60.18 none
Continental Resources
(CLR)
$32.46 40%
Valero Energy Corporation
(VLO)
$64.70 40%
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$17.08 none
PetroChina Company Limited
(PTR)
$62.15 none
Jagged Peak Energy
(JAG)
$12.00 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$69.40 30%
Cheniere Energy
(LNG)
$40.80 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$36.11 none
Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP
(WMLP)
$2.70 none
MV Oil Trust
(MVO)
$4.86 none
TC PipeLines, LP
(TCP)
$49.84 none
Gulf Island Fabrication
(GIFI)
$10.70 50%
Barrick Gold Corporation
(ABX)
$16.91 40%
Holly Energy Partners, L.P.
(HEP)
$30.32 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$11.70 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$2.54 none
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
(EPD)
$24.98 none
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
(ETE)
$16.24 none
Delek US Holdings
(DK)
$20.93 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$63.60 none
Panhandle Oil and Gas
(PHX)
$19.65 30%
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
(POT)
$17.35 none
FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation
(FPP)
$0.34 80%
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$3.09 none
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$40.91 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$33.76 none
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
(MCEP)
$0.94 none
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust
(SJT)
$7.09 none
Cloud Peak Energy
(CLD)
$2.87 none
Willbros Group
(WG)
$2.16 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$9.99 20%
NuStar Energy L.P.
(NS)
$37.51 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$13.63 none
Agrium
(AGU)
$97.73 none
Dril-Quip
(DRQ)
$36.75 20%
American Midstream Partners, LP
(AMID)
$13.00 none
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
(MMP)
$64.06 none
YPF Sociedad Anonima
(YPF)
$19.86 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$6.41 none
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
(TGA)
$1.20 90%
SeaDrill Limited
(SDRL)
$0.25 none
Atlas Energy Group, LLC
(ATLS)
$0.09 none
Oasis Petroleum
(OAS)
$7.07 70%
CVR Energy
(CVI)
$17.87 40%
National Fuel Gas Company
(NFG)
$57.35 none
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
(AHGP)
$26.16 none
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
(COG)
$24.50 none
Tengasco
(TGC)
$0.58 70%
Banro Corporation
(BAA)
$0.27 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$5.20 none
The Dow Chemical Company
(DOW)
$63.86 none
Royal Dutch Shell plc
(RDS-B)
$55.92 none
Baytex Energy Corp.
(BTE)
$2.43 70%
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$4.97 none
CSI Compressco LP
(CCLP)
$4.55 none
Southwestern Energy Company
(SWN)
$5.18 50%
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$15.80 none
EP Energy Corporation
(EPE)
$3.09 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$29.08 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$1.47 none
SemGroup Corporation
(SEMG)
$23.35 none
CARBO Ceramics
(CRR)
$6.13 70%
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$44.17 none
Stone Energy Corporation
(SGY)
$25.25 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.47 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$29.18 none
Ensco plc
(ESV)
$4.19 none
Fairmount Santrol Holdings
(FMSA)
$2.56 none
Diamond Offshore Drilling
(DO)
$10.34 none
Halliburton Company
(HAL)
$38.74 none
HollyFrontier Corporation
(HFC)
$27.53 none
EOG Resources
(EOG)
$83.69 none
Parker Drilling Company
(PKD)
$1.15 90%
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$16.73 70%
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$145.15 none
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$36.61 none
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$0.59 none
Praxair
(PX)
$131.21 none
Nabors Industries Ltd.
(NBR)
$6.47 80%
Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited
(ACH)
$17.46 none
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(WLL)
$4.26 90%
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$40.06 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$8.55 none
Gran Tierra Energy
(GTE)
$2.12 20%
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$6.22 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$37.55 none
CONSOL Energy
(CNX)
$14.28 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.76 60%
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$25.78 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$329.62 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$53.73 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$94.83 none
EXCO Resources
(XCO)
$1.19 none
Ecopetrol S.A.
(EC)
$9.03 none
Statoil ASA
(STO)
$18.27 20%
Noble Corporation plc
(NE)
$3.16 90%
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$14.73 none
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$3.09 none
Matador Resources Company
(MTDR)
$23.01 10%
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$4.28 50%
Callon Petroleum Company
(CPE)
$10.16 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$70.83 none
Northwest Pipe Company
(NWPX)
$15.45 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$5.13 none
Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.
(BKEP)
$5.55 none
CNOOC Limited
(CEO)
$114.76 none
Resolute Energy Corporation
(REN)
$27.47 none
Profire Energy
(PFIE)
$1.52 none
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$16.21 none
Marathon Oil Corporation
(MRO)
$10.77 none
Williams Partners L.P.
(WPZ)
$37.31 none
Pacific Drilling S.A.
(PACD)
$0.63 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$11.15 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$20.10 none
Ring Energy
(REI)
$11.96 none
Cliffs Natural Resources
(CLF)
$7.32 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$18.97 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$1.25 none
Sandridge Mississippian Trust II
(SDR)
$1.29 none
TechnipFMC plc
(FTI)
$25.43 none
Unit Corporation
(UNT)
$15.80 80%
Antero Midstream Partners LP
(AM)
$30.97 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$43.80 none
Evolution Petroleum Corporation
(EPM)
$7.45 none
SandRidge Mississippian Trust I
(SDT)
$1.32 none
Cenovus Energy
(CVE)
$7.36 none
Ultrapar Participações S.A.
(UGP)
$22.21 none
Plains GP Holdings, L.P.
(PAGP)
$19.78 none
Uranium Resources
(URRE)
$1.33 none
TransCanada Corporation
(TRP)
$49.28 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$25.26 none
Diamondback Energy
(FANG)
$87.08 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$16.90 none
SandRidge Energy
(SD)
$17.82 none
Denbury Resources
(DNR)
$1.05 90%
Northern Oil and Gas
(NOG)
$1.00 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.75 none
Transmontaigne Partners L.P.
(TLP)
$42.50 none
Flotek Industries
(FTK)
$5.60 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$11.10 none
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
(OXY)
$58.84 none
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC
(NSH)
$20.15 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$2.22 none
ConocoPhillips
(COP)
$42.50 none
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd.
(AAV)
$6.35 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$23.50 none
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$9.74 30%
Apache Corporation
(APA)
$39.52 90%
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$96.68 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$24.40 none
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
(APC)
$42.05 10%
Sprague Resources LP
(SRLP)
$25.50 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$4.41 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.55 none
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
(BPL)
$54.55 none
Pengrowth Energy Corporation
(PGH)
$0.57 90%
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$38.47 10%
SM Energy Company
(SM)
$13.55 90%
Tidewater
(TDW)
$23.06 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$86.99 none
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
(BWP)
$14.70 none
Murphy Oil Corporation
(MUR)
$23.17 50%
Contango Oil & Gas Company
(MCF)
$4.53 90%
Rex Energy Corporation
(REXX)
$2.37 none
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
(MPC)
$49.45 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$38.83 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.25 none
Westmoreland Coal Company
(WLB)
$2.00 none
Bill Barrett Corporation
(BBG)
$2.85 none
Approach Resources
(AREX)
$2.39 80%
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$13.08 none
Core Laboratories N.V.
(CLB)
$89.06 none
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
(FGP)
$4.47 none
VAALCO Energy
(EGY)
$0.74 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$48.40 none
Encana Corporation
(ECA)
$8.98 none
Hornbeck Offshore Services
(HOS)
$2.72 90%
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.41 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$102.39 none
Arc Logistics Partners LP
(ARCX)
$14.15 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$45.20 none
Monsanto Company
(MON)
$116.85 none
Kosmos Energy Ltd.
(KOS)
$6.57 30%
Suncor Energy
(SU)
$30.96 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.89 60%
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
(CHK)
$3.82 none
Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
(MMLP)
$16.75 none
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network
(ANW)
$4.70 none
Isramco
(ISRL)
$115.70 none
Delek Logistics Partners, LP
(DKL)
$28.50 none
Nevsun Resources Ltd.
(NSU)
$2.06 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$11.73 none
MRC Global
(MRC)
$15.41 none
Spectra Energy Partners, LP
(SEP)
$42.56 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$13.01 50%
Silver Standard Resources
(SSRI)
$9.56 none
Seacor Holdings
(CKH)
$36.17 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$47.21 none
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
(PBT)
$8.26 none
RPC
(RES)
$18.05 none
Hugoton Royalty Trust
(HGT)
$1.70 none
OCI Partners LP
(OCIP)
$8.35 none
EV Energy Partners, L.P.
(EVEP)
$0.39 none
Wincash Apolo Gold & Energy
(APLL)
$0.07 none
Barnwell Industries
(BRN)
$1.85 none
Sasol Limited
(SSL)
$29.73 none
EQT GP Holdings, LP
(EQGP)
$25.86 none
UR-Energy
(URG)
$0.55 none