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
Barrick Gold Corporation
(GOLD)
$16.66 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$9.70 90%
Sibanye Gold Limited
(SBGL)
$7.50 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$110.52 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$46.74 100%
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$55.21 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$589.74 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$79.97 10%
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$3.04 60%
General Moly
(GMO)
$0.25 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$2.71 70%
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$19.23 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$2.43 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$35.80 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$71.08 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$138.56 none
Univar
(UNVR)
$23.13 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$8.18 none
Rayonier
(RYN)
$29.10 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$3.16 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$10.99 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$10.50 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$9.09 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$11.85 60%
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$0.58 90%
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$22.63 none
Piedmont Lithium Limited
(PLL)
$7.00 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$71.12 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$0.72 none
Avantor
(AVTR)
$14.90 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$2.64 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$19.64 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$21.13 60%
New Gold
(NGD)
$0.87 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$26.59 none
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$122.98 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$50.15 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$2.43 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$3.71 none
MAG Silver Corp.
(MAG)
$10.03 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$3.26 90%
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$16.55 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.32 60%
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$2.14 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$13.42 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$0.49 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$12.94 20%
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.07 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$97.40 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$7.75 none
Griffon Corporation
(GFF)
$21.73 none
Continental Building Products
(CBPX)
$36.10 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$2.21 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$12.00 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$109.50 none
BHP Group
(BHP)
$49.71 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$7.88 70%
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$46.84 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$95.26 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$29.22 none
PGT Innovations
(PGTI)
$14.72 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$18.71 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$10.11 none
Alio Gold
(ALO)
$0.59 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$22.68 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.77 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$14.39 40%
Livent Corporation
(LTHM)
$7.52 none
Trex Company
(TREX)
$89.42 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$18.83 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$33.87 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$19.75 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$18.21 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$42.20 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$0.78 90%
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$4.73 80%
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$6.37 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$29.65 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$14.03 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$24.92 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$37.24 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$21.50 none
Neenah
(NP)
$73.51 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$7.45 none
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
(ICL)
$4.74 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$52.18 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$14.29 none
DuPont de Nemours
(DD)
$69.95 none
Centrus Energy Corp.
(LEU)
$7.15 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$65.18 none
Hallador Energy Company
(HNRG)
$2.90 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$130.32 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$8.25 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$89.75 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$63.51 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$2.10 none
Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership
(POPE)
$84.50 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$39.00 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$102.67 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$5.35 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$45.58 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$59.55 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$68.00 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$132.68 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$15.92 none
BHP Group
(BBL)
$42.99 none
BlueLinx Holdings
(BXC)
$14.36 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$98.09 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$37.25 none
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.49 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$18.05 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$6.54 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$3.95 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$22.68 none
Constellium N.V.
(CSTM)
$14.43 none
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$98.25 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$1.01 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.22 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$12.10 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$14.86 80%
Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
(NEM)
$37.37 none
REX American Resources Corporation
(REX)
$86.19 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.29 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$22.12 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$54.67 none
JELD-WEN Holding
(JELD)
$21.51 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$43.01 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$190.40 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.50 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$495.68 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.65 none
Builders FirstSource
(BLDR)
$24.76 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$92.54 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$2.44 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$32.17 none
GMS
(GMS)
$31.37 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$4.51 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$31.35 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$52.29 none
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.45 none
AAON
(AAON)
$50.63 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$37.34 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$12.04 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$12.14 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$4.11 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$19.81 none
Universal Forest Products
(UFPI)
$50.32 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$3.54 50%
Ur-Energy
(URG)
$0.59 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$3.12 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$4.72 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$32.39 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$18.48 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$7.39 10%
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$5.00 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$21.22 70%
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
(APT)
$3.41 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.34 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$114.81 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$29.09 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$11.01 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$5.87 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$22.90 none
CONSOL Coal Resources LP
(CCR)
$10.15 none
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$1.51 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$0.46 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$106.61 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$3.41 50%
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$10.84 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.68 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$3.39 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$3.82 20%
Caesarstone Ltd.
(CSTE)
$15.93 none
Masco Corporation
(MAS)
$46.67 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$40.39 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$77.90 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$113.66 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$23.63 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$27.67 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$19.68 60%
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$4.27 50%
RPM International
(RPM)
$73.73 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$15.43 none
Owens Corning
(OC)
$64.98 none
Foresight Energy LP
(FELP)
$0.16 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$58.97 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$7.79 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$0.70 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$257.39 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$6.73 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$4.31 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$53.45 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$11.22 60%
Apogee Enterprises
(APOG)
$38.18 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
(KL)
$47.12 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$21.92 50%
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$1.82 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$7.28 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$49.45 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$186.42 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$3.72 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$2.11 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$47.98 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$58.09 none
Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NX)
$19.18 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$237.52 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$49.30 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$43.97 none
Dow
(DOW)
$53.66 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$31.99 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$4.40 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$96.34 none
Beacon Roofing Supply
(BECN)
$34.03 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$69.16 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$154.22 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$13.11 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$125.41 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$18.16 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$20.08 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$38.19 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$22.00 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$14.73 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$98.16 none
BMC Stock Holdings
(BMCH)
$28.13 none
Element Solutions Inc
(ESI)
$11.98 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.62 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.57 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$3.64 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$8.62 none
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$92.10 none