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
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$3.62 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$107.89 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$5.45 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$21.09 70%
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$6.55 30%
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$2.63 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$7.19 none
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
(SID)
$6.46 30%
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$675.69 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$13.00 none
Alumina Limited
(AWCMF)
$1.33 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$263.82 none
Orezone Gold Corporation
(ORZCF)
$0.75 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$4.51 none
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$9.31 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$15.49 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$83.00 none
Novozymes A/S
(NVZMY)
$60.66 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$5.14 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$23.62 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$39.12 10%
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$146.38 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$47.22 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$15.95 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$4.33 80%
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$14.30 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$28.97 none
Showa Denko K.K.
(SHWDY)
$24.80 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$14.25 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$194.91 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$10.09 60%
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$12.19 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$54.59 none
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$118.37 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.08 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$58.90 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$38.99 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$21.61 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$17.42 none
Mason Graphite
(MGPHF)
$0.56 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$36.21 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$15.39 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.66 none
Linde plc
(LIN)
$247.64 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$4.15 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.03 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$3.78 80%
Smart Sand
(SND)
$2.84 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$37.00 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$10.91 none
Avantor
(AVTR)
$27.32 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$329.79 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$1.22 none
BHP Group
(BBL)
$62.17 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$24.30 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$20.80 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$115.28 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$388.04 none
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
(IMPUY)
$18.09 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$62.92 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$8.75 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$261.04 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$109.47 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.60 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$8.77 none
Tredegar Corporation
(TG)
$17.14 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$4.30 40%
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$21.35 none
Univar Solutions
(UNVR)
$20.55 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$4.89 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$47.12 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$30.85 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$45.72 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$28.86 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$319.56 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$30.07 30%
Valhi
(VHI)
$18.18 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$124.03 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$33.46 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$14.99 none
GMS
(GMS)
$39.68 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$17.33 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$30.70 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$9.74 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$133.72 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$101.41 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$167.42 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.90 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$32.35 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$27.33 none
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$51.04 none
Newmont Corporation
(NEM)
$56.74 none
Flexible Solutions International
(FSI)
$3.78 none
Loop Industries
(LOOP)
$8.44 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$110.25 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$40.78 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$17.74 40%
MAG Silver Corp.
(MAG)
$16.71 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$23.02 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$14.12 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$57.17 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$24.56 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$15.34 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$60.35 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$34.80 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$3.19 30%
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$35.02 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$5.81 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$77.10 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$11.34 50%
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$28.99 50%
Greystone Logistics
(GLGI)
$0.90 none
South32 Limited
(SOUHY)
$11.15 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$123.49 none
Teranga Gold Corporation
(TGCDF)
$9.75 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$75.40 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$4.14 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$11.23 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$102.71 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$6.35 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$8.27 none
BHP Group
(BHP)
$76.37 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$5.78 80%
Veris Gold Corp.
(YNGFF)
$0.01 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$48.43 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$30.67 none
Trinseo S.A.
(TSE)
$67.07 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$142.61 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$73.07 none
UFP Industries
(UFPI)
$62.40 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$9.17 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$1.82 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$6.61 60%
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$2.42 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$19.51 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$16.42 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$8.63 20%
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$89.40 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$3.07 50%
Neenah
(NP)
$57.97 none
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.
(MTA)
$8.37 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$147.86 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$140.27 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$16.14 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$23.45 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$9.57 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$83.52 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$48.33 none
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.83 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$13.90 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$207.91 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$6.98 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$9.69 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$29.18 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$86.91 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$1.36 80%
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$31.14 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$18.15 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$65.36 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$9.37 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.64 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$8.39 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$5.89 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
(KL)
$34.22 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$6.85 none
Roxgold
(ROGFF)
$1.11 none
Geodrill Limited
(GDLLF)
$1.43 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$52.99 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$28.56 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$67.00 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.63 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$57.68 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$69.37 100%
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$10.72 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$13.32 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$28.76 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.71 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$38.85 none
Corteva
(CTVA)
$44.84 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$83.64 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$35.45 none
Core Molding Technologies
(CMT)
$12.38 10%
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.93 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$50.78 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$73.74 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$200.98 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$72.60 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$110.67 none
Centerra Gold
(CAGDF)
$9.83 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$126.11 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$143.88 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$10.72 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$21.53 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$37.39 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$24.77 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$10.11 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$21.17 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$18.52 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$27.40 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$26.00 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$11.71 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$46.52 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$2.23 none
Constellium SE
(CSTM)
$14.11 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$16.64 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.27 none
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$104.74 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.69 none
Mesabi Trust
(MSB)
$27.32 60%
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$3.03 50%
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$86.06 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$6.68 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$114.61 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$41.68 none
ICL Group Ltd
(ICL)
$5.88 none