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
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$7.28 none
Eni S.p.A.
(E)
$37.31 none
Cenovus Energy
(CVE)
$10.92 none
Halliburton Company
(HAL)
$52.92 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$49.77 none
Praxair
(PX)
$158.67 none
Apache Corporation
(APA)
$42.57 90%
California Resources Corporation
(CRC)
$36.51 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$32.07 none
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$8.30 none
NuStar Energy L.P.
(NS)
$23.67 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$77.75 none
Noble Energy
(NBL)
$36.85 none
Trex Company
(TREX)
$115.28 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$58.75 none
Diamond Offshore Drilling
(DO)
$19.23 none
Oasis Petroleum
(OAS)
$12.76 50%
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$31.90 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$25.18 none
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$39.59 none
JELD-WEN Holding
(JELD)
$28.15 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$10.90 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$28.90 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(ABX)
$13.33 50%
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$10.68 30%
Enerplus Corporation
(ERF)
$12.33 50%
ION Geophysical Corporation
(IO)
$24.65 none
Versum Materials
(VSM)
$38.99 none
Holly Energy Partners, L.P.
(HEP)
$29.19 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$59.01 none
Legacy Reserves LP
(LGCY)
$6.24 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$115.66 none
Hallador Energy Company
(HNRG)
$7.12 none
Continental Building Products
(CBPX)
$29.20 none
SeaDrill Limited
(SDRL)
$0.41 none
Midstates Petroleum Company
(MPO)
$13.42 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.41 none
Gulf Island Fabrication
(GIFI)
$10.35 50%
Cimarex Energy Co.
(XEC)
$95.64 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$2.95 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$53.50 none
Hess Corporation
(HES)
$63.12 10%
Forterra
(FRTA)
$8.74 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.93 50%
Enbridge
(ENB)
$31.77 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$61.65 none
Devon Energy Corporation
(DVN)
$42.19 50%
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$41.26 10%
TETRA Technologies
(TTI)
$4.48 60%
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$101.84 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$113.84 none
Insteel Industries
(IIIN)
$31.58 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$138.20 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$25.68 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$7.20 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$121.42 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$30.25 none
U.S. Energy Corp.
(USEG)
$1.40 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$3.64 30%
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$102.71 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$10.70 none
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC
(NSH)
$13.00 none
Emerge Energy Services LP
(EMES)
$8.09 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$17.60 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$6.09 10%
Westmoreland Coal Company
(WLB)
$0.15 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$4.50 none
EQT GP Holdings, LP
(EQGP)
$25.35 none
Green Earth Technologies
(GETG)
$0.01 none
CNOOC Limited
(CEO)
$175.18 none
Gulfport Energy Corporation
(GPOR)
$10.59 none
Key Energy Services
(KEG)
$17.55 none
Resolute Energy Corporation
(REN)
$33.73 none
Precision Drilling Corporation
(PDS)
$3.82 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$24.35 none
Approach Resources
(AREX)
$3.00 80%
SM Energy Company
(SM)
$26.55 80%
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$3.60 50%
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$7.05 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$48.57 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$55.80 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$2.54 none
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
(OXY)
$85.33 none
Rosehill Resources
(ROSE)
$7.97 none
KMG Chemicals
(KMG)
$66.25 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$41.26 none
Suncor Energy
(SU)
$40.67 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$1.40 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$0.30 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$5.19 none
Seadrill Partners LLC
(SDLP)
$3.69 none
Hi-Crush Partners LP
(HCLP)
$14.40 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$17.35 none
Encana Corporation
(ECA)
$13.34 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$3.96 none
EOG Resources
(EOG)
$122.98 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$30.90 30%
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$96.49 none
Williams Partners L.P.
(WPZ)
$40.97 none
Range Resources Corporation
(RRC)
$15.47 60%
Ecopetrol S.A.
(EC)
$21.15 100%
MPLX LP
(MPLX)
$36.30 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$35.44 none
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
(BPL)
$36.80 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$47.77 none
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd.
(AAV)
$3.00 none
Sanchez Energy Corporation
(SN)
$3.88 90%
American Midstream Partners, LP
(AMID)
$10.55 none
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
(CNQ)
$36.57 30%
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$107.85 none
Dawson Geophysical Company
(DWSN)
$7.83 60%
CSI Compressco LP
(CCLP)
$6.25 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$18.70 none
PBF Logistics LP
(PBFX)
$19.65 none
ConocoPhillips
(COP)
$69.12 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$6.94 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$155.54 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$1.15 80%
PetroChina Company Limited
(PTR)
$78.63 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$4.59 none
Rice Midstream Partners LP
(RMP)
$18.93 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$70.93 none
Profire Energy
(PFIE)
$5.06 none
Crescent Point Energy Corp.
(CPG)
$8.25 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$72.70 none
TC PipeLines, LP
(TCP)
$24.85 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$69.90 none
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
(APC)
$70.33 none
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
(TGA)
$2.44 80%
Oil States International
(OIS)
$36.40 none
Tahoe Resources
(TAHO)
$5.30 none
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
(AXAS)
$2.98 none
Rex Energy Corporation
(REXX)
$0.24 none
CVR Energy
(CVI)
$45.14 none
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP
(TEP)
$44.57 none
Statoil ASA
(STO)
$27.14 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$20.90 none
MRC Global
(MRC)
$20.99 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$18.85 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$10.35 none
Schlumberger Limited
(SLB)
$73.45 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$1.24 none
A. Schulman
(SHLM)
$44.15 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$22.85 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$28.05 40%
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$19.95 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$51.53 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$45.90 none
Callon Petroleum Company
(CPE)
$13.14 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$17.98 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$51.15 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.81 60%
The Williams Companies
(WMB)
$27.69 none
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
(EEP)
$9.88 none
Basic Energy Services
(BAS)
$14.99 70%
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
(AHGP)
$27.25 none
Ultra Petroleum Corp.
(UPL)
$2.04 none
Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
(MMLP)
$15.10 none
Sibanye Gold Limited
(SBGL)
$2.70 none
Isramco
(ISRL)
$103.00 none
Delek Logistics Partners, LP
(DKL)
$29.50 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$5.58 none
Wincash Apolo Gold & Energy
(APLL)
$0.03 none
CARBO Ceramics
(CRR)
$10.67 60%
Helix Energy Solutions Group
(HLX)
$7.80 none
Noble Corporation plc
(NE)
$5.82 90%
Laredo Petroleum
(LPI)
$9.44 40%
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$46.85 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$22.28 30%
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$125.15 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$15.03 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$51.00 none
Crestwood Equity Partners LP
(CEQP)
$32.15 none
Weatherford International plc
(WFT)
$3.50 40%
BHP Billiton plc
(BBL)
$46.96 none
W&T Offshore
(WTI)
$7.72 none
Gold Resource Corp
(GORO)
$5.88 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$33.81 none
Tronox Limited
(TROX)
$18.42 none
Northwest Pipe Company
(NWPX)
$21.52 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$25.30 20%
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(XOM)
$82.15 none
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$1.36 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$16.18 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$25.70 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$38.86 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$166.99 none
Targa Resources Corp.
(TRGP)
$48.51 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$64.22 none
Ensco plc
(ESV)
$6.87 none
Southwestern Energy Company
(SWN)
$4.61 60%
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$29.95 none
Newfield Exploration Company
(NFX)
$29.43 none
Kinder Morgan
(KMI)
$16.19 none
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
(COG)
$22.78 none
Univar
(UNVR)
$27.88 none
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$3.54 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$38.25 none
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$50.99 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$384.50 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$4.56 none
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
(PAA)
$24.16 none
Matrix Service Company
(MTRX)
$18.45 none
Western Gas Equity Partners, LP
(WGP)
$35.80 none
Forum Energy Technologies
(FET)
$14.55 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$10.55 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$23.14 60%
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$8.29 30%
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
(ICL)
$4.66 none
Halcón Resources Corporation
(HK)
$5.27 none
PDC Energy
(PDCE)
$64.31 none
CONSOL Energy
(CNX)
$15.86 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$2.67 none
Nabors Industries Ltd.
(NBR)
$7.93 70%
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
(EPD)
$28.35 none
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
(KS)
$34.50 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$68.28 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$72.25 none
Carrizo Oil & Gas
(CRZO)
$26.06 none
Chevron Corporation
(CVX)
$128.70 none
Cloud Peak Energy
(CLD)
$3.16 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$32.00 none
YPF Sociedad Anonima
(YPF)
$19.58 none
Ocean Rig UDW
(ORIG)
$26.98 none
Platform Specialty Products Corporation
(PAH)
$11.34 none
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$2.98 80%
Unit Corporation
(UNT)
$22.35 80%
Marathon Oil Corporation
(MRO)
$21.63 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$2.90 none
Denbury Resources
(DNR)
$4.33 80%
Fairmount Santrol Holdings
(FMSA)
$5.97 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$47.77 none
Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited
(ACH)
$13.37 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$81.43 100%
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
(ETP)
$19.25 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$66.00 none
Valero Energy Corporation
(VLO)
$121.05 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$378.32 none
Flotek Industries
(FTK)
$3.29 30%
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
(MCEP)
$2.07 none
EQT Corporation
(EQT)
$52.19 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$13.26 40%
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
(FGP)
$3.68 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$14.34 40%
Parker Drilling Company
(PKD)
$0.50 90%
MagneGas Corporation
(MNGA)
$0.54 none
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(WLL)
$50.78 70%
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$21.65 none
HollyFrontier Corporation
(HFC)
$73.67 none
Sprague Resources LP
(SRLP)
$22.85 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$33.54 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$76.10 none
Antero Midstream Partners LP
(AM)
$29.78 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$57.76 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$42.54 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$84.37 none
Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P.
(TNH)
$83.96 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$3.50 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.50 none
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$32.78 none
Delek US Holdings
(DK)
$51.30 none
World Fuel Services Corporation
(INT)
$21.23 40%
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$40.40 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$38.47 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$13.74 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$32.65 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$23.43 none
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
(SXCP)
$15.40 none
InCapta
(INCT)
$0.00 none
Ultrapar Participações S.A.
(UGP)
$13.86 none
Transocean Ltd.
(RIG)
$13.38 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$3.68 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$32.91 none
TransCanada Corporation
(TRP)
$42.26 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$1.62 none
Monsanto Company
(MON)
$125.31 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$20.95 none
SandRidge Energy
(SD)
$14.17 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$8.44 none
Rowan Companies plc
(RDC)
$16.13 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$5.37 none
National Fuel Gas Company
(NFG)
$51.23 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.75 90%
Comstock Resources
(CRK)
$10.70 90%
Eclipse Resources Corporation
(ECR)
$1.50 none
Baytex Energy Corp.
(BTE)
$4.46 60%
Veris Gold Corp.
(YNGFF)
$0.00 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$17.40 none
Nevsun Resources Ltd.
(NSU)
$3.48 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$13.74 50%
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
(PBT)
$9.91 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$2.20 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$43.65 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$17.41 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$87.75 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$2.40 60%
USG Corporation
(USG)
$41.50 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$88.32 none
Tidewater
(TDW)
$31.36 none
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
(MPC)
$78.87 none
Rayonier
(RYN)
$38.47 none
EV Energy Partners, L.P.
(EVEP)
$0.13 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$52.47 none