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
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$13.80 30%
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.89 none
Great Panther Silver Limited
(GPL)
$1.02 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$431.26 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$17.97 none
Emerge Energy Services LP
(EMES)
$2.22 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$38.54 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$69.06 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$14.90 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$3.10 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$13.49 40%
BHP Group Limited
(BHP)
$53.39 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$104.92 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$16.06 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$2.17 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$13.80 10%
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$106.42 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$7.01 none
Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership
(POPE)
$67.52 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$1.17 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$39.47 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$81.60 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$26.65 none
Pershing Gold Corporation
(PGLC)
$1.14 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$20.55 none
BHP Group Plc
(BBL)
$47.07 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$27.09 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$84.44 none
Apogee Enterprises
(APOG)
$35.35 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$3.98 60%
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$3.92 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.11 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.62 60%
REX American Resources Corporation
(REX)
$81.06 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$22.96 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$88.69 10%
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$24.56 none
UPM-Kymmene Oyj
(UPMKY)
$30.74 none
Continental Building Products
(CBPX)
$24.58 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$86.33 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$14.10 none
USG Corporation
(USG)
$43.06 none
Versum Materials
(VSM)
$49.35 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$13.60 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$2.69 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$30.22 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$22.97 none
DowDuPont
(DWDP)
$55.01 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$57.65 none
Teranga Gold Corporation
(TGCDF)
$3.22 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$77.94 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$10.04 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$4.21 none
Beacon Roofing Supply
(BECN)
$34.16 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.38 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$21.88 none
Builders FirstSource
(BLDR)
$13.02 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$12.53 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$13.29 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$110.82 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$42.78 none
Trex Company
(TREX)
$65.59 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$4.26 none
Foresight Energy LP
(FELP)
$2.64 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$7.30 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$20.52 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$22.73 none
Constellium N.V.
(CSTM)
$8.94 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$41.91 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.00 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$28.33 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$0.92 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$21.30 20%
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$50.54 none
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.65 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$8.13 none
Alumina Limited
(AWCMF)
$1.83 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.68 none
Neenah
(NP)
$64.58 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$48.84 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$59.65 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$44.40 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$7.62 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$62.89 none
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$6.68 none
Weyerhaeuser Company
(WY)
$25.37 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$3.54 10%
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$11.35 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.30 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$53.50 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$11.69 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$4.02 30%
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$58.77 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$35.18 none
Energy Fuels
(UUUU)
$3.28 none
Griffon Corporation
(GFF)
$18.55 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$25.62 none
AAON
(AAON)
$42.82 none
Universal Forest Products
(UFPI)
$30.62 none
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.53 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.71 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$39.99 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$16.65 60%
Owens Corning
(OC)
$46.32 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$31.48 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.67 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$4.20 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$9.06 40%
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$22.52 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$40.06 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$36.78 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$20.50 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$8.62 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$25.19 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.76 none
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$0.18 80%
South32 Limited
(SOUHY)
$13.69 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$15.17 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$22.33 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$22.48 none
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$3.61 none
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$33.51 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$5.74 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$19.38 none
Univar
(UNVR)
$21.99 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$8.15 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$1.74 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$14.56 30%
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$24.15 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$2.22 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$174.47 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$9.68 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$32.63 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$4.97 none
Caesarstone Ltd.
(CSTE)
$15.65 none
PGT Innovations
(PGTI)
$13.86 none
Tronox Limited
(TROX)
$12.90 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$49.66 none
BlueLinx Holdings
(BXC)
$26.64 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$31.63 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.71 50%
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$201.29 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$2.24 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$88.81 none
Rayonier
(RYN)
$29.32 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$4.25 60%
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$77.08 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$2.02 90%
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$17.07 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$25.54 50%
Gevo
(GEVO)
$2.37 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$30.90 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$38.98 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.61 none
General Moly
(GMO)
$0.23 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$3.03 none
Mason Graphite
(MGPHF)
$0.30 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$78.64 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$20.70 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$2.90 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$52.22 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$7.90 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$1.08 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$29.98 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$43.53 none
Alio Gold
(ALO)
$0.76 none
Sibanye Gold Limited
(SBGL)
$4.78 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$19.78 none
Midas Gold Corp.
(MDRPF)
$0.58 none
Centerra Gold
(CAGDF)
$5.39 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$4.68 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$29.92 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$12.82 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$9.82 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$71.77 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$2.50 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$57.24 100%
Ur-Energy
(URG)
$0.80 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$28.79 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$94.37 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$42.73 none
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$1.63 none
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
(SXCP)
$13.19 none
Hallador Energy Company
(HNRG)
$5.36 20%
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.02 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$0.54 90%
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$8.69 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$28.18 40%
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$74.11 none
Cloud Peak Energy
(CLD)
$0.21 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$17.03 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$0.60 90%
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$184.65 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.31 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$29.00 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$6.90 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$24.21 40%
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.60 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$91.48 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$13.89 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$11.04 50%
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$33.87 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$122.54 none
GMS
(GMS)
$15.71 none
Hi-Crush Partners LP
(HCLP)
$4.65 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$65.08 none
Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NX)
$15.90 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$7.19 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$4.71 80%
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
(APT)
$3.62 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$4.11 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$31.03 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$3.71 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$195.76 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$75.68 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$4.42 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$13.13 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$39.13 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$1.92 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$2.46 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$0.00 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$14.22 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$56.21 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$16.52 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$171.34 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$56.65 none
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$12.17 20%
JELD-WEN Holding
(JELD)
$18.20 none
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
(ICL)
$5.21 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$429.26 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$29.59 10%
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$41.59 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$3.43 50%
Masco Corporation
(MAS)
$38.56 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$37.69 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$22.67 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$30.06 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$101.00 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$115.35 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$28.43 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$76.99 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$0.87 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$36.97 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$58.15 none
Centrus Energy Corp.
(LEU)
$3.20 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$8.89 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$0.62 none