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
Ecolab
(ECL)
$197.28 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$62.29 none
BHP Group
(BBL)
$50.79 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$4.49 40%
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$0.63 none
Sibanye Gold Limited
(SBGL)
$5.18 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$37.63 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.51 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$53.55 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$6.36 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$18.24 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$14.64 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$23.11 70%
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$21.15 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$74.47 none
Universal Forest Products
(UFPI)
$35.92 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$93.30 10%
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$85.92 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.40 none
Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NX)
$17.85 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$50.16 100%
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$6.29 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$5.04 none
BMC Stock Holdings
(BMCH)
$21.04 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.99 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$31.47 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$41.21 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$51.88 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.36 60%
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$2.41 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$7.68 70%
GMS
(GMS)
$22.41 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$101.23 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$14.27 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$456.60 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$17.15 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$23.62 none
REX American Resources Corporation
(REX)
$79.75 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$63.24 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$16.13 10%
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$55.62 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$86.01 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.32 none
Continental Building Products
(CBPX)
$24.91 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.56 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$27.69 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$19.21 none
Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership
(POPE)
$68.76 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$16.96 50%
Caesarstone Ltd.
(CSTE)
$14.87 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$10.00 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$14.04 50%
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.47 none
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$1.57 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$79.90 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$3.05 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$22.09 none
Univar
(UNVR)
$20.51 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$26.11 none
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$97.71 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$20.73 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$45.07 10%
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$56.71 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$67.00 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$0.93 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$11.30 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$23.92 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$39.29 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$224.53 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$23.63 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$68.44 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$6.93 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.86 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$43.23 none
Livent Corporation
(LTHM)
$6.99 none
Apogee Enterprises
(APOG)
$40.39 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$22.74 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.87 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$78.68 10%
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$24.22 50%
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$25.07 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$3.13 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$8.35 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$31.60 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$12.29 80%
Alio Gold
(ALO)
$0.90 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.11 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$2.56 90%
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$26.39 20%
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$16.84 30%
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$61.11 none
PGT Innovations
(PGTI)
$15.98 none
Element Solutions Inc
(ESI)
$9.95 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$15.35 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$16.04 none
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
(ICL)
$5.11 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$33.86 none
Constellium N.V.
(CSTM)
$10.22 none
JELD-WEN Holding
(JELD)
$20.58 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$13.15 20%
BHP Group
(BHP)
$58.30 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$17.06 none
Foresight Energy LP
(FELP)
$0.57 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$33.02 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$6.10 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$25.43 50%
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.92 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$26.73 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$14.71 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$3.76 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$1.97 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$52.33 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$22.20 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$414.19 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$18.50 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$3.74 none
MAG Silver Corp.
(MAG)
$11.37 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.85 60%
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$30.15 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$5.46 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$0.96 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$3.56 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$43.16 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$51.92 none
UPM-Kymmene Oyj
(UPMKY)
$24.27 none
Trex Company
(TREX)
$69.87 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$18.21 60%
Neenah
(NP)
$63.93 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$11.52 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$30.41 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$13.63 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$9.47 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$34.98 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$26.21 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$11.99 none
Rayonier
(RYN)
$29.42 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(GOLD)
$17.21 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$7.46 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.79 none
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
(APT)
$3.60 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
(KL)
$46.48 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$4.63 40%
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$3.70 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$8.98 60%
DowDuPont
(DWDP)
$30.52 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$76.11 none
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$1.47 none
Piedmont Lithium Limited
(PLL)
$10.05 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$97.72 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$13.30 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$117.51 none
Beacon Roofing Supply
(BECN)
$35.41 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$91.23 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$11.38 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$3.78 50%
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$51.49 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$18.81 none
Builders FirstSource
(BLDR)
$16.35 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$0.68 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$30.41 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$60.00 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$6.87 none
BlueLinx Holdings
(BXC)
$19.73 none
CONSOL Coal Resources LP
(CCR)
$15.60 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$47.70 none
Ur-Energy
(URG)
$0.63 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.26 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$11.83 none
Versum Materials
(VSM)
$51.85 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$8.23 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$16.76 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$4.63 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$3.01 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$2.46 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$183.72 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$47.96 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$117.79 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$103.00 none
Masco Corporation
(MAS)
$37.85 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.42 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$177.71 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$22.74 70%
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$39.66 none
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$10.23 40%
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$11.23 none
Hallador Energy Company
(HNRG)
$5.66 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$30.01 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$1.06 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$53.07 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$2.39 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$4.63 10%
Owens Corning
(OC)
$55.25 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$107.06 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$10.46 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$90.22 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$142.43 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$11.49 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$1.70 70%
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.23 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$3.23 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$26.03 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$11.40 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$224.32 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$4.31 50%
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$9.90 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$30.80 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$24.85 none
Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
(NEM)
$39.29 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$2.43 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$92.95 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.64 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$83.37 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$15.07 none
General Moly
(GMO)
$0.37 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$17.11 none
Centrus Energy Corp.
(LEU)
$3.50 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$6.39 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$76.72 none
AAON
(AAON)
$51.17 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$7.39 10%
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$95.63 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$0.66 90%
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$84.43 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$1.89 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$30.82 none
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$100.47 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$2.37 none