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
Teranga Gold Corporation
(TGCDF)
$2.37 none
BHP Group Limited
(BHP)
$52.48 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$12.02 40%
Forterra
(FRTA)
$5.03 none
Hi-Crush Partners LP
(HCLP)
$2.39 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$87.43 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$7.72 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$15.10 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$7.71 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$21.60 40%
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$18.80 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$11.62 30%
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$1.16 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$1.73 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$182.48 none
Univar
(UNVR)
$21.97 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$7.03 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$69.43 none
Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership
(POPE)
$66.75 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$51.42 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$26.59 50%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$84.97 10%
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$22.27 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$36.93 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$9.31 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$204.49 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$51.16 none
Continental Building Products
(CBPX)
$24.02 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$22.32 40%
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$430.72 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$63.85 none
Great Panther Silver Limited
(GPL)
$0.68 none
Centerra Gold
(CAGDF)
$5.52 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$14.30 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$17.39 none
GMS
(GMS)
$18.04 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$9.25 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$24.89 none
Emerge Energy Services LP
(EMES)
$0.30 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$21.23 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.11 none
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.50 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.52 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$41.14 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$408.00 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$15.93 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$13.12 60%
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$4.74 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$3.77 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$14.71 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$13.71 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$60.52 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$1.15 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$66.80 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$16.01 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$1.95 none
Apogee Enterprises
(APOG)
$39.15 none
Alio Gold
(ALO)
$0.55 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$1.88 60%
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.32 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$36.02 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$4.21 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$68.78 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$21.10 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.07 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$19.05 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$20.30 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$1.74 50%
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$11.21 none
Constellium N.V.
(CSTM)
$8.94 none
South32 Limited
(SOUHY)
$11.95 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$87.59 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$25.09 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$40.07 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$23.57 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$19.81 none
BHP Group Plc
(BBL)
$45.86 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$24.48 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$3.11 80%
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$51.15 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$3.54 60%
Weyerhaeuser Company
(WY)
$23.01 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$19.71 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$42.64 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$45.13 none
UPM-Kymmene Oyj
(UPMKY)
$25.84 none
REX American Resources Corporation
(REX)
$77.04 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$18.16 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$0.73 none
Sibanye Gold Limited
(SBGL)
$3.25 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$23.01 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$21.10 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$77.93 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.49 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$53.40 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$31.25 none
Trex Company
(TREX)
$65.50 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$14.13 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$17.95 20%
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$6.95 none
Neenah
(NP)
$59.69 none
Energy Fuels
(UUUU)
$2.60 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$9.84 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$27.15 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$25.22 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$12.89 none
USG Corporation
(USG)
$43.48 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$9.33 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$1.99 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$29.44 none
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$25.43 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$10.93 none
Rayonier
(RYN)
$29.14 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$2.47 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$6.67 none
JELD-WEN Holding
(JELD)
$19.93 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.40 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$5.07 none
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
(APT)
$3.60 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$4.25 60%
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$3.78 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$7.69 40%
DowDuPont
(DWDP)
$31.08 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$2.52 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$73.51 none
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$1.50 none
PGT Innovations
(PGTI)
$15.56 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$79.70 none
Foresight Energy LP
(FELP)
$0.94 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$93.85 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$12.81 none
Universal Forest Products
(UFPI)
$34.16 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$27.24 none
Beacon Roofing Supply
(BECN)
$35.70 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$7.93 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$81.36 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$107.75 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$6.11 none
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.69 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$2.42 10%
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$48.17 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.13 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$22.52 none
Builders FirstSource
(BLDR)
$15.06 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$0.42 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.66 90%
RPM International
(RPM)
$55.00 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.36 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$47.98 100%
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$41.28 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$31.63 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$52.53 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$6.61 none
Caesarstone Ltd.
(CSTE)
$14.38 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$31.83 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$26.20 none
BlueLinx Holdings
(BXC)
$22.29 none
Asanko Gold
(AKG)
$0.59 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$46.85 none
Tronox Limited
(TROX)
$10.88 none
Ur-Energy
(URG)
$0.82 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$59.71 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$15.85 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.20 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$2.87 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.33 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$4.02 none
Versum Materials
(VSM)
$51.31 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$10.49 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.50 none
Alumina Limited
(AWCMF)
$1.58 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$189.15 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$3.36 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$33.48 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$19.43 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$41.80 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$86.23 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$27.61 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$0.66 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$88.87 none
Masco Corporation
(MAS)
$37.28 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$25.00 10%
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$10.03 20%
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$10.95 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$26.55 none
Hallador Energy Company
(HNRG)
$5.79 20%
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$7.75 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$1.34 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$8.44 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$1.81 none
Owens Corning
(OC)
$49.92 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$0.52 90%
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$160.96 none
Midas Gold Corp.
(MDRPF)
$0.45 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$36.01 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$54.96 none
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
(SXCP)
$10.94 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$73.54 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$99.38 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$134.71 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$10.08 none
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$28.36 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$14.30 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$1.62 none
Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NX)
$16.25 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.25 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$4.17 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$22.94 none
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
(ICL)
$5.30 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$3.14 50%
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$25.43 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$5.67 none
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$2.52 none
Mason Graphite
(MGPHF)
$0.27 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$26.38 none
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$31.92 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$212.12 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$30.36 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$85.54 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$1.99 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.45 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$70.92 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$13.63 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$17.08 none
General Moly
(GMO)
$0.30 none
Centrus Energy Corp.
(LEU)
$3.14 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$4.79 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$71.14 none
AAON
(AAON)
$46.65 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$6.03 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$14.63 10%
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$91.93 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$0.48 90%
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$28.41 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$1.39 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$11.04 30%
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$2.68 none