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
$21.34 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
$80.68 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
$137.78 none
Seabridge Gold
$11.25 none
Century Aluminum Company
$7.35 none
Albemarle Corporation
$240.50 none
Ingevity Corporation
$69.65 none
MAG Silver Corp.
$15.19 none
RPM International
$100.51 none
Gulf Resources
$3.18 none
Tronox Holdings plc
$13.49 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
$49.12 none
$145.34 none
ICL Group Ltd
$7.37 none
Showa Denko K.K.
$16.45 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
$2.70 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
$0.59 none
Linde plc
$330.80 none
Olin Corporation
$51.51 none
Teck Resources Limited
$37.12 none
The Mosaic Company
$45.30 none
Alcoa Corporation
$43.27 30%
$38.15 none
Mercer International
$11.81 20%
Core Molding Technologies
$11.99 20%
Endeavour Silver Corp.
$3.14 30%
Quaker Chemical Corporation
$170.05 none
Novozymes A/S
$52.06 none
Southern Copper Corporation
$59.89 none
$6.77 none
Installed Building Products
$92.45 none
$1.95 none
Silvercorp Metals
$2.84 none
SunCoke Energy
$8.10 50%
$52.58 none
CRH plc
$39.17 none
Air Products and Chemicals
$316.24 none
Minerals Technologies
$58.10 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
$21.79 40%
MDU Resources Group
$30.05 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
$7.08 none
Silver Bull Resources
$0.12 none
Gold Fields Limited
$10.30 none
Trinseo S.A.
$23.01 none
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.
$5.12 none
UFP Industries
$80.59 none
$29.39 none
Nutrien Ltd.
$74.80 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
$15.77 none
$12.16 none
McEwen Mining
$5.39 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
$103.49 none
Yamana Gold
$5.41 20%
Methanex Corporation
$36.87 none
Ternium S.A.
$29.02 none
Vulcan Materials Company
$179.28 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
$32.51 none
Braskem S.A.
$9.07 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
$3.33 80%
Schnitzer Steel Industries
$32.26 none
Vista Gold Corp.
$0.53 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
$1.75 70%
United States Steel Corporation
$23.64 none
Constellium SE
$11.44 none
Eagle Materials
$135.11 none
Ashland Global Holdings
$106.31 none
Chase Corporation
$83.91 none
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
$2.66 70%
Golden Minerals Company
$0.28 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
$8.48 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
$32.17 10%
Intrepid Potash
$30.79 none
Eastman Chemical Company
$82.34 10%
Smart Sand
$1.76 none
The Monarch Cement Company
$106.00 none
Coeur Mining
$3.17 none
Martin Marietta Materials
$352.05 none
BHP Group
$61.67 none
Aspen Aerogels
$11.54 none
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.
$84.85 none
Vale S.A.
$16.40 40%
Worthington Industries
$49.89 none
Kronos Worldwide
$9.28 none
EMX Royalty Corporation
$1.82 none
Green Plains
$31.20 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
$31.50 none
Fletcher Building Limited
$6.44 none
$1.66 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
$5.02 none
Nucor Corporation
$134.10 none
Rio Tinto Group
$70.45 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
$20.63 none
Univar Solutions
$32.14 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
$9.81 none
FMC Corporation
$125.17 none
$25.93 none
Mesabi Trust
$18.12 70%
TopBuild Corp.
$163.50 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
$0.10 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
$0.32 none
Cabot Corporation
$68.43 none
Summit Materials
$30.34 none
Armstrong World Industries
$69.44 none
Gold Resource Corporation
$1.58 none
Masonite International Corporation
$75.89 none
Commercial Metals Company
$47.46 none
American Vanguard Corporation
$21.55 none
CF Industries Holdings
$94.55 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
$72.44 none
The Chemours Company
$30.28 none
Huntsman Corporation
$26.84 none
$22.38 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
$62.96 none
James Hardie Industries plc
$19.50 none
Celanese Corporation
$102.40 none
United States Lime & Minerals
$140.90 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
$0.65 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
$22.36 none
NACCO Industries
$39.04 60%
Royal Gold
$106.94 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
$38.43 none
CVR Partners, LP
$108.12 none
H.B. Fuller Company
$76.00 none
$53.03 100%
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
$25.62 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
$3.23 90%
Tredegar Corporation
$11.00 none
Greystone Logistics
$0.66 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
$8.00 70%
China Green Agriculture
$4.88 80%
Steel Dynamics
$101.92 none
B2Gold Corp.
$3.38 none
Newmont Corporation
$45.57 none
Boise Cascade Company
$72.00 none
$15.02 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
$23.00 none
New Gold
$1.00 none
Balchem Corporation
$122.69 none
Ferroglobe PLC
$3.76 20%
Kinross Gold Corporation
$4.07 60%
Westlake Chemical Corporation
$105.04 none
$39.22 none
Callinex Mines
$1.68 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
$18.71 none
Equinox Gold Corp.
$3.49 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
$4.02 none
Flexible Solutions International
$3.28 none
First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
$20.15 none
Hecla Mining Company
$5.26 none
Gerdau S.A.
$5.70 none
$102.87 none
Stepan Company
$105.93 none
Resolute Forest Products
$21.05 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
$244.19 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
$8.42 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
$3.69 none
WD-40 Company
$160.32 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
$12.85 none