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
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$47.15 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$4.81 none
Pershing Gold Corporation
(PGLC)
$1.16 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.68 none
USG Corporation
(USG)
$42.54 none
Foresight Energy LP
(FELP)
$3.81 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.11 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$26.51 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$11.28 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$24.92 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$4.02 none
Profire Energy
(PFIE)
$2.31 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$27.12 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.90 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$42.38 none
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$1.49 none
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.57 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$26.98 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$3.78 none
PGT Innovations
(PGTI)
$20.62 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$20.62 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$174.53 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$26.39 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.37 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$8.84 none
Praxair
(PX)
$0.00 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$32.84 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$46.24 none
Ultra Petroleum Corp.
(UPL)
$1.58 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.25 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$12.01 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$19.10 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$63.29 none
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.38 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.45 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.10 60%
JELD-WEN Holding
(JELD)
$18.01 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$2.76 30%
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$7.65 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$39.91 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$63.58 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$23.87 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$18.99 none
BlueLinx Holdings
(BXC)
$24.20 none
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
(ICL)
$6.32 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$9.46 none
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.00 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.59 90%
AAON
(AAON)
$42.94 none
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
(SXCP)
$14.11 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$19.48 60%
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$33.91 none
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$1.73 80%
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$25.09 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$21.99 none
Tronox Limited
(TROX)
$11.58 none
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$11.78 30%
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.15 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.30 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$13.67 none
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
(KS)
$0.00 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$31.38 none
PDC Energy
(PDCE)
$40.28 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$35.48 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$27.61 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$30.50 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$1.62 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$3.07 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$15.57 30%
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$31.53 none
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$30.62 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$36.30 40%
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$0.98 none
Alio Gold
(ALO)
$0.68 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$34.00 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.05 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$13.47 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$103.70 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$55.07 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$6.57 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$17.74 none
Hi-Crush Partners LP
(HCLP)
$6.21 none
Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NX)
$15.47 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$9.00 50%
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$181.48 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$76.89 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$200.09 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$20.16 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$13.24 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$62.16 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$50.23 none