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
Platform Specialty Products Corporation
(PAH)
$11.02 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$404.83 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$11.28 30%
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$33.47 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$4.34 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.07 none
Great Panther Silver Limited
(GPL)
$0.58 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$85.18 none
Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership
(POPE)
$66.50 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$39.89 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$66.08 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$18.17 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$68.37 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$4.88 none
BHP Group Plc
(BBL)
$38.77 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$2.59 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$14.99 none
Apogee Enterprises
(APOG)
$34.44 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$25.07 none
REX American Resources Corporation
(REX)
$64.14 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$11.98 10%
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$13.14 40%
BHP Group Limited
(BHP)
$44.58 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$75.91 10%
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$1.55 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$19.57 none
UPM-Kymmene Oyj
(UPMKY)
$25.48 none
Continental Building Products
(CBPX)
$26.93 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$26.49 none
Versum Materials
(VSM)
$31.60 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$91.95 none
Pershing Gold Corporation
(PGLC)
$0.87 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$2.84 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$30.89 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$84.37 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$3.06 60%
USG Corporation
(USG)
$43.04 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$11.92 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$20.18 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$76.33 none
DowDuPont
(DWDP)
$53.75 none
Beacon Roofing Supply
(BECN)
$33.00 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$88.65 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$3.89 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$11.14 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$10.84 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$17.33 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$38.30 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.68 none
Weyerhaeuser Company
(WY)
$25.27 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.26 60%
Griffon Corporation
(GFF)
$11.19 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.11 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$11.35 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.82 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$17.45 60%
Owens Corning
(OC)
$49.01 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$4.00 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$16.55 none
Foresight Energy LP
(FELP)
$3.79 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$22.57 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.82 none
Constellium N.V.
(CSTM)
$8.00 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$39.92 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$10.25 none
AAON
(AAON)
$35.13 none
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.55 none
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$1.49 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$60.86 none
Builders FirstSource
(BLDR)
$12.04 none
Trex Company
(TREX)
$62.71 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$26.12 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$13.84 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$103.23 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$45.62 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$7.39 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$8.99 40%
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$3.29 10%
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$26.01 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$21.45 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$21.60 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$29.43 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.29 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$25.35 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$23.41 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$51.80 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.39 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$9.14 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$34.76 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$23.79 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$3.48 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$27.21 20%
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$38.29 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$3.92 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$9.46 none
Neenah
(NP)
$63.47 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$40.84 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$53.65 none
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.35 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$47.17 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$0.92 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.22 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$49.86 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.46 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$50.67 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$7.92 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$3.17 30%
Universal Forest Products
(UFPI)
$27.07 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$32.31 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$7.53 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$23.09 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$16.38 none
PGT Innovations
(PGTI)
$17.90 none
Tronox Limited
(TROX)
$7.30 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$1.75 none
BlueLinx Holdings
(BXC)
$24.21 none
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
(KS)
$0.00 none
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
(ICL)
$5.61 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$8.72 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$66.88 none
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(ABX)
$13.68 50%
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.64 90%
Praxair
(PX)
$0.00 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$175.85 none
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$1.46 80%
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$18.18 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$26.20 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$2.85 50%
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$11.51 20%
JELD-WEN Holding
(JELD)
$16.88 none
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
(SXCP)
$12.01 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$25.14 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.01 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$61.21 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$15.41 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$26.88 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$28.24 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$11.83 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$35.51 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$13.01 30%
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$33.39 none
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$28.33 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$8.93 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$2.90 none
KMG Chemicals
(KMG)
$0.00 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$137.00 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$0.80 none
Alio Gold
(ALO)
$0.73 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$33.52 40%
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$32.68 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$13.52 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$101.36 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$23.93 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$72.21 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$2.12 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$41.68 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$2.41 none
GMS
(GMS)
$17.51 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$1.30 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$1.74 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$2.01 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$25.76 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$15.62 none
Hi-Crush Partners LP
(HCLP)
$5.01 none
Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NX)
$14.15 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$6.98 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$9.43 50%
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$1.97 50%
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$0.61 80%
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$181.48 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$29.19 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$75.01 none
Rayonier
(RYN)
$30.73 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$2.22 60%
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$69.54 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$188.11 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$17.87 50%
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$48.49 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$13.06 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$30.97 10%
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$57.51 none
Centrus Energy Corp.
(LEU)
$1.92 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$45.97 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$4.74 none
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$4.22 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$21.90 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$154.07 none
Caesarstone Ltd.
(CSTE)
$15.02 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$5.02 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$24.69 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$73.20 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$21.31 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$4.12 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$41.03 none
Masco Corporation
(MAS)
$30.13 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$47.88 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$7.92 none
Sibanye Gold Limited
(SBGL)
$2.79 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$43.96 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$25.60 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$27.26 none
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
(APT)
$3.60 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.66 none
General Moly
(GMO)
$0.17 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$2.22 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$10.92 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$54.98 100%
Ur-Energy
(URG)
$0.69 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$28.82 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$37.61 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$81.01 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$389.50 none
Fibria Celulose S.A.
(FBR)
$17.05 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$7.32 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$0.68 90%
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$3.31 none
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$1.66 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$22.25 none
Hallador Energy Company
(HNRG)
$5.48 20%
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$13.08 none
Tahoe Resources
(TAHO)
$3.57 none
Cloud Peak Energy
(CLD)
$0.73 none
Univar
(UNVR)
$19.50 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$15.68 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$0.47 90%
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$80.08 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$30.50 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$157.16 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.25 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$5.14 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$8.60 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$60.01 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$2.70 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$0.86 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$32.67 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$91.26 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$2.86 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$26.14 40%
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$78.44 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$0.53 none