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
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$22.52 none
UFP Industries
(UFPI)
$52.25 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$204.87 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$3.94 40%
Piedmont Lithium Limited
(PLL)
$27.01 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$5.83 10%
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$13.87 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$26.42 none
Showa Denko K.K.
(SHWDY)
$17.88 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$13.47 50%
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$8.28 none
DuPont de Nemours
(DD)
$59.48 none
Novozymes A/S
(NVZMY)
$62.09 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$99.61 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$36.51 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$4.22 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$8.40 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$19.71 none
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$37.17 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$53.00 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$12.73 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$11.30 60%
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$21.22 60%
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
(SID)
$3.74 60%
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$107.16 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$5.17 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$4.83 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$294.49 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$193.59 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$14.58 20%
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$4.09 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$2.99 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$4.29 30%
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$102.76 none
Newmont Corporation
(NEM)
$60.54 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$257.09 none
Galiano Gold
(AKG)
$1.13 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$2.75 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$1.12 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$21.22 none
Veris Gold Corp.
(YNGFF)
$0.01 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$2.17 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$22.59 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$18.35 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$3.77 80%
Dow
(DOW)
$48.82 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$10.85 none
Centerra Gold
(CAGDF)
$9.90 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$35.17 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$15.47 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$2.41 50%
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$26.64 none
CONSOL Coal Resources LP
(CCR)
$2.95 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$13.93 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$141.55 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$62.42 none
Univar Solutions
(UNVR)
$17.64 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$110.70 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$130.23 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$14.03 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.91 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$1.08 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$13.51 40%
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.47 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$9.14 none
Loop Industries
(LOOP)
$13.37 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$8.55 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.99 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$44.23 100%
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$1.14 none
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$38.46 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$54.80 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$4.42 none
GMS
(GMS)
$26.78 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$186.91 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$367.44 none
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$5.26 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$10.53 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$23.79 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$11.45 80%
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$0.85 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$5.12 80%
Element Solutions Inc
(ESI)
$12.26 none
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.87 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$6.20 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$58.82 10%
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.
(MTA)
$8.80 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$4.31 40%
Forterra
(FRTA)
$14.42 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$10.60 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$44.48 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$112.58 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$31.83 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$19.34 60%
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$7.79 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$11.93 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$24.57 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$20.07 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$11.70 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$190.76 none
Roxgold
(ROGFF)
$1.38 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$148.18 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$13.10 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$84.18 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$7.66 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$22.52 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
(KL)
$54.04 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$65.43 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$33.72 none
Mesabi Trust
(MSB)
$20.80 100%
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$96.12 none
Teranga Gold Corporation
(TGCDF)
$10.18 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$45.71 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$88.87 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$35.89 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$51.59 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.30 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$5.11 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$73.03 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$95.68 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$7.13 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$26.95 none
Trinseo S.A.
(TSE)
$25.85 none
Alumina Limited
(AWCMF)
$1.09 none
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
(IMPUY)
$8.51 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$7.11 none
Tredegar Corporation
(TG)
$15.93 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$31.98 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$4.17 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$13.78 80%
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$116.32 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$38.97 none
South32 Limited
(SOUHY)
$7.96 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$124.24 none
BMC Stock Holdings
(BMCH)
$42.31 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.40 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.89 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$2.95 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$39.93 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$1.71 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$4.92 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$6.15 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$5.00 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$63.20 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$18.98 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.19 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(GOLD)
$29.99 none
Core Molding Technologies
(CMT)
$8.62 40%
BHP Group
(BHP)
$55.40 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$31.85 30%
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$19.84 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$6.42 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$22.20 40%
Neenah
(NP)
$41.00 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$4.23 20%
Smart Sand
(SND)
$1.23 none
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$99.76 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$2.62 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$80.15 10%
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$24.38 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$3.27 90%
Mercer International
(MERC)
$7.15 50%
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$76.55 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$8.20 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$6.97 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$8.47 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$43.34 none
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$2.57 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$32.97 none
Constellium SE
(CSTM)
$8.77 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$14.89 none
Mason Graphite
(MGPHF)
$0.15 none
Geodrill Limited
(GDLLF)
$1.49 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$17.34 none
Corteva
(CTVA)
$29.45 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.74 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$1.67 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$38.34 20%
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$160.57 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$57.08 none
Avantor
(AVTR)
$21.76 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$85.97 none
Livent Corporation
(LTHM)
$9.36 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$98.39 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$1.42 80%
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$25.41 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$6.38 80%
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$716.25 none
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$66.13 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$7.58 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$58.73 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$29.46 10%
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$30.37 10%
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$14.26 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$16.18 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$9.56 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$0.85 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$5.86 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$46.79 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$38.78 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$23.16 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$1.95 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$9.33 none
ICL Group Ltd
(ICL)
$3.67 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.46 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$14.48 none