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.

Company Current Price Current Price Discount
10 years
Approach Resources
(AREX)
$2.07 90%
Transmontaigne Partners L.P.
(TLP)
$44.00 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$62.25 none
Sasol Limited
(SSL)
$30.52 none
EQT Corporation
(EQT)
$58.14 none
Transocean Ltd.
(RIG)
$11.03 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$43.50 none
Continental Resources
(CLR)
$42.41 20%
ION Geophysical Corporation
(IO)
$4.30 70%
FMC Technologies
(FTI)
$30.13 none
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$9.59 30%
EV Energy Partners, L.P.
(EVEP)
$1.53 none
Nevsun Resources Ltd.
(NSU)
$2.27 none
Spectra Energy Partners, LP
(SEP)
$45.15 none
Schlumberger Limited
(SLB)
$72.59 none
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
(CNQ)
$31.87 40%
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$9.50 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$108.91 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$32.71 none
Baker Hughes Incorporated
(BHI)
$59.37 none
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
(AHGP)
$26.65 none
Dawson Geophysical Company
(DWSN)
$5.03 70%
Innospec
(IOSP)
$66.00 none
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$33.81 none
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
(EEP)
$19.34 none
Delek US Holdings
(DK)
$24.07 none
Comstock Resources
(CRK)
$8.74 90%
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$81.16 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$26.74 none
California Resources Corporation
(CRC)
$11.70 none
Suncor Energy
(SU)
$31.36 none
The Valspar Corporation
(VAL)
$112.44 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$87.04 none
Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I
(USAP)
$18.05 30%
Devon Energy Corporation
(DVN)
$39.49 50%
Willbros Group
(WG)
$2.75 none
Denbury Resources
(DNR)
$2.22 90%
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.05 none
Cenovus Energy
(CVE)
$9.98 none
Adams Resources & Energy
(AE)
$40.62 30%
Unit Corporation
(UNT)
$21.49 80%
Halcón Resources Corporation
(HK)
$6.70 none
Ensco plc
(ESV)
$7.89 none
Cliffs Natural Resources
(CLF)
$6.72 none
Agrium
(AGU)
$93.93 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$35.55 none
Sanchez Energy Corporation
(SN)
$7.74 90%
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd.
(AAV)
$6.25 none
Isramco
(ISRL)
$114.10 none
Statoil ASA
(STO)
$16.43 30%
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$1.47 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$3.25 40%
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$13.64 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.64 none
Houston American Energy Corp.
(HUSA)
$0.42 none
Newfield Exploration Company
(NFX)
$34.62 none
CVR Energy
(CVI)
$21.89 30%
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.
(SXL)
$23.94 none
Oasis Petroleum
(OAS)
$11.94 60%
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$8.13 none
Gulf Island Fabrication
(GIFI)
$9.95 50%
Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
(PXD)
$172.99 none
Tengasco
(TGC)
$0.68 90%
Cimarex Energy Co.
(XEC)
$116.68 none
EOG Resources
(EOG)
$92.50 none
Newpark Resources
(NR)
$7.65 10%
Concho Resources
(CXO)
$126.66 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$18.90 60%
Richmont Mines
(RIC)
$7.60 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$12.95 none
American Midstream Partners, LP
(AMID)
$14.85 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$33.73 70%
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$8.58 30%
Murphy Oil Corporation
(MUR)
$26.18 50%
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$6.01 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$2.18 60%
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$51.10 none
Silver Wheaton Corp.
(SLW)
$19.97 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$84.41 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$81.80 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$15.90 none
Callon Petroleum Company
(CPE)
$11.84 none
Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P.
(TNH)
$91.80 none
Silver Standard Resources
(SSRI)
$10.31 none
Hess Corporation
(HES)
$48.83 20%
Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P.
(CQP)
$31.75 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$7.80 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$40.69 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$470.70 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$39.82 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$15.46 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$3.08 40%
Helix Energy Solutions Group
(HLX)
$6.12 none
Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp.
(XPL)
$0.77 none
Holly Energy Partners, L.P.
(HEP)
$37.17 none
Ecopetrol S.A.
(EC)
$9.14 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$45.90 none
Praxair
(PX)
$124.98 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$18.64 none
TransCanada Corporation
(TRP)
$46.44 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$16.75 none
National Oilwell Varco
(NOV)
$34.97 30%
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$6.80 none
HollyFrontier Corporation
(HFC)
$28.14 none
Laredo Petroleum
(LPI)
$12.86 20%
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
(DD)
$79.75 none
Targa Resources Corp.
(TRGP)
$55.13 none
Alon USA Energy
(ALJ)
$12.09 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$78.82 20%
RPC
(RES)
$18.17 none
Baytex Energy Corp.
(BTE)
$3.02 70%
World Fuel Services Corporation
(INT)
$36.83 20%
Stillwater Mining Company
(SWC)
$17.98 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$144.60 none
Clayton Williams Energy
(CWEI)
$131.90 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$1.81 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$9.06 none
Tesoro Corporation
(TSO)
$79.71 40%
PetroChina Company Limited
(PTR)
$70.25 none
Dominion Midstream Partners, LP
(DM)
$31.55 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$13.96 50%
Seacor Holdings
(CKH)
$65.66 none
Insteel Industries
(IIIN)
$34.81 none
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
(PAA)
$29.25 none
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
(BPL)
$69.18 none
Pengrowth Energy Corporation
(PGH)
$0.98 90%
Marathon Oil Corporation
(MRO)
$14.87 none
SM Energy Company
(SM)
$22.59 80%
McDermott International
(MDR)
$6.54 none
Sibanye Gold Limited
(SBGL)
$8.01 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$32.13 none
Monsanto Company
(MON)
$116.61 none
North American Energy Partners
(NOA)
$4.75 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$104.85 none
Rowan Companies plc
(RDC)
$14.07 none
Eni SpA
(E)
$30.98 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$61.33 none
Halliburton Company
(HAL)
$45.88 none
NuStar Energy L.P.
(NS)
$48.17 none
Matador Resources Company
(MTDR)
$21.68 10%
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(WLL)
$8.30 70%
Gran Tierra Energy
(GTE)
$2.52 none
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$1.05 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$69.72 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$42.45 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$78.70 none
Antero Midstream Partners LP
(AM)
$34.02 none
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
(CHK)
$5.26 none
Flotek Industries
(FTK)
$12.01 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$17.92 none
Banro Corporation
(BAA)
$0.12 none
Parker Drilling Company
(PKD)
$1.65 80%
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$47.94 none
Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited
(ACH)
$12.35 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$39.25 none
Rentech
(RTK)
$0.52 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$13.05 none
Bill Barrett Corporation
(BBG)
$3.84 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$138.59 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$6.20 none
BP p.l.c.
(BP)
$34.32 none
Westmoreland Coal Company
(WLB)
$10.66 80%
Tidewater
(TDW)
$0.88 none
Chevron Corporation
(CVX)
$106.70 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$41.50 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$6.34 none
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.51 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$66.00 none
Contango Oil & Gas Company
(MCF)
$7.16 80%
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$52.83 none
Evolution Petroleum Corporation
(EPM)
$8.00 none
TETRA Technologies
(TTI)
$3.33 70%
Think iBoxx AAA-AA Government Bd ETF
(TAT)
$1.39 none
Apache Corporation
(APA)
$48.64 90%
Northern Oil and Gas
(NOG)
$2.25 none
Nabors Industries Ltd.
(NBR)
$10.34 60%
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
(CRT)
$15.88 none
YPF S.A.
(YPF)
$25.83 none
Resolute Energy Corporation
(REN)
$37.45 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$2.41 50%
EXCO Resources
(XCO)
$0.49 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$47.83 none
Black Stone Minerals, L.P.
(BSM)
$15.96 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$38.05 none
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
(FGP)
$5.86 none
PetroQuest Energy
(PQ)
$2.35 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$4.18 none
SandRidge Permian Trust
(PER)
$3.20 none
Hornbeck Offshore Services
(HOS)
$3.41 90%
Natural Gas Services Group
(NGS)
$27.40 none
Noble Energy
(NBL)
$32.33 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$70.68 none
Matrix Service Company
(MTRX)
$11.75 10%
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$9.91 none
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
(POT)
$16.88 none
Star Gas Partners, L.P.
(SGU)
$9.37 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$334.68 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$21.64 40%
National Fuel Gas Company
(NFG)
$55.38 none
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC
(NSH)
$27.50 none
Ultrapar Participações S.A.
(UGP)
$22.18 none
SandRidge Mississippian Trust I
(SDT)
$1.60 none
Panhandle Oil and Gas
(PHX)
$18.95 30%
Precision Drilling Corporation
(PDS)
$3.97 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$36.14 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$35.37 none
Core Laboratories N.V.
(CLB)
$110.82 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$109.84 none
Dril-Quip
(DRQ)
$51.55 none
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
(BWP)
$18.14 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$79.75 10%
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$3.49 60%
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network
(ANW)
$11.15 none
Tesco Corporation
(TESO)
$6.55 20%
Phillips 66
(PSX)
$79.56 none
Pacific Drilling S.A.
(PACD)
$1.70 none
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
(AXAS)
$1.87 none
SandRidge Energy
(SD)
$18.42 none
Valero Energy Corporation
(VLO)
$64.61 40%
Carrizo Oil & Gas
(CRZO)
$25.15 none
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
(ETE)
$18.66 none
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust
(CHKR)
$2.50 none
CONSOL Energy
(CNX)
$15.18 none
W&T Offshore
(WTI)
$2.04 none
Kinder Morgan
(KMI)
$20.63 none
Entrée Gold
(EGI)
$0.46 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.54 none
Atlas Energy Group, LLC
(ATLS)
$0.08 none
Harvest Natural Resources
(HNR)
$6.91 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$39.21 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$11.43 10%
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$12.75 none
Great Panther Silver Limited
(GPL)
$1.26 none
Noble Corporation plc
(NE)
$4.80 90%
UR-Energy
(URG)
$0.55 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$31.95 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$26.93 40%
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$3.66 40%
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.52 none
Memorial Production Partners LP
(MEMP)
$0.11 none
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
(PBT)
$9.51 none
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$15.85 none
Barnwell Industries
(BRN)
$2.00 none
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
(ETP)
$35.93 none
U.S. Energy Corp.
(USEG)
$0.87 none
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
(OXY)
$61.54 none
Green Plains Partners LP
(GPP)
$20.10 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.70 60%
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$4.14 40%
Polymet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.71 none
ONEOK Partners, L.P.
(OKS)
$51.46 none
Rex Energy Corporation
(REXX)
$0.34 none
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$35.60 none
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
(TGA)
$1.46 80%
BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust
(BPT)
$19.45 none
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
(APC)
$57.02 none
SeaDrill Limited
(SDRL)
$0.69 none
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
(EPD)
$27.32 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$9.65 40%
Bristow Group
(BRS)
$13.37 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(ABX)
$16.72 40%
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$10.30 none
Enbridge
(ENB)
$41.45 none
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
(COG)
$23.24 none
ConocoPhillips
(COP)
$47.91 none
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
(MMP)
$74.30 none
TC PipeLines, LP
(TCP)
$60.53 none
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
(MCEP)
$2.17 none
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(XOM)
$81.65 none
Diamond Offshore Drilling
(DO)
$14.42 none
Northwest Pipe Company
(NWPX)
$14.01 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$22.32 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$140.50 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$1.04 none
Western Refining
(WNR)
$34.49 20%
CARBO Ceramics
(CRR)
$6.87 70%
MV Oil Trust
(MVO)
$6.77 none
Encana Corporation
(ECA)
$10.70 none
Atwood Oceanics
(ATW)
$7.83 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$0.54 none
TOTAL S.A.
(TOT)
$51.17 none
Cobalt International Energy
(CIE)
$0.39 none
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
(MPC)
$50.94 none
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$17.52 none
Penn West Petroleum Ltd.
(PWE)
$1.49 90%
Range Resources Corporation
(RRC)
$26.49 20%
Gold Resource Corp
(GORO)
$3.30 none
Enerplus Corporation
(ERF)
$7.21 70%
The Williams Companies
(WMB)
$30.63 none
Southwestern Energy Company
(SWN)
$7.51 30%
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$25.32 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$11.02 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$1.03 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$22.55 60%
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust
(SJT)
$7.08 none
Williams Partners L.P.
(WPZ)
$40.93 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$10.45 none