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
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.60 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$108.26 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$13.72 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$11.15 60%
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$1.02 none
Greystone Logistics
(GLGI)
$1.19 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$36.74 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$54.11 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.60 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$9.76 60%
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$93.85 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$4.77 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$59.56 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$13.11 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$22.80 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$44.79 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$116.08 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$32.32 none
Univar Solutions
(UNVR)
$23.19 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$101.00 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$19.34 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$55.12 30%
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$8.66 20%
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.59 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$214.94 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$2.17 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$59.15 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$116.01 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$14.48 none
Showa Denko K.K.
(SHWDY)
$26.83 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$49.43 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.45 none
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.
(MTA)
$7.96 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$2.52 60%
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$5.40 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$288.46 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$11.38 30%
MAG Silver Corp.
(MAG)
$18.42 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$19.33 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$4.06 80%
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$2.10 70%
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$160.50 none
Linde plc
(LIN)
$295.22 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$86.83 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$30.70 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$129.75 none
Mason Graphite
(MGPHF)
$0.42 none
BHP Group
(BBL)
$62.32 none
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
(SID)
$8.77 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$31.78 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$19.53 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$4.44 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$15.84 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$281.55 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$149.98 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$59.79 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$6.11 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$21.94 20%
Trinseo S.A.
(TSE)
$51.99 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$7.67 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$67.96 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$61.02 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$21.07 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$350.74 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$23.88 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$9.37 60%
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$49.94 none
First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
(FQVLF)
$19.18 none
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$103.57 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$28.43 none
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$139.80 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$13.99 20%
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$37.23 40%
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$67.50 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$148.88 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$78.10 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$5.82 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$28.55 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$40.60 none
Geodrill Limited
(GDLLF)
$2.01 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$23.90 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$12.16 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$146.05 none
BHP Group
(BHP)
$75.63 none
Core Molding Technologies
(CMT)
$14.72 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$116.87 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$1.02 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$74.16 100%
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$110.89 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.31 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$300.30 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$34.80 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$81.51 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$5.34 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$105.88 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$31.07 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$16.71 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$7.27 80%
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$11.91 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$9.23 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$233.72 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$10.08 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$18.43 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$149.76 none
ICL Group Ltd
(ICL)
$6.68 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$17.40 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$21.12 none
Constellium SE
(CSTM)
$17.52 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$6.40 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$7.50 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$86.68 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$6.11 30%
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$30.86 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$37.25 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$53.52 none
Newmont Corporation
(NEM)
$60.21 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$12.69 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$24.55 80%
GMS
(GMS)
$46.91 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$37.01 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$1.77 70%
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$4.09 40%
Forterra
(FRTA)
$23.60 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$29.45 40%
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$18.73 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$29.94 20%
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$31.89 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$22.07 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$12.96 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$43.96 none
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$1.96 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$14.11 none
Mesabi Trust
(MSB)
$33.90 50%
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$73.60 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
(KL)
$39.85 none
Alumina Limited
(AWCMF)
$1.19 none
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$50.05 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$48.45 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$192.76 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$0.93 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$7.47 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$96.00 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$110.76 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$2.87 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.14 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$30.74 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$14.14 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$176.05 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$86.12 none
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$10.04 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$20.94 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$11.48 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$23.04 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$192.89 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$2.13 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.93 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$51.79 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$4.96 none
UFP Industries
(UFPI)
$72.92 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$47.22 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$234.35 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$6.43 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$12.75 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$63.07 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$15.92 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$33.41 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$26.93 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.45 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$7.71 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$6.63 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$181.60 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$30.15 30%
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$60.38 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$39.77 none
Flexible Solutions International
(FSI)
$4.19 none
Tredegar Corporation
(TG)
$12.49 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$8.10 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$69.62 none
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$19.40 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$6.49 60%
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$43.71 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$10.27 10%
Avantor
(AVTR)
$37.10 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$62.15 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.56 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$33.48 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$134.69 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$107.81 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$28.99 50%
Roxgold
(ROGFF)
$1.54 none
Novozymes A/S
(NVZMY)
$74.87 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$34.38 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$27.06 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$22.00 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$82.58 none
Neenah
(NP)
$48.01 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$9.13 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$3.38 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$35.45 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$4.00 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$75.55 none
Orezone Gold Corporation
(ORZCF)
$1.17 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$25.72 none
Loop Industries
(LOOP)
$11.02 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$82.08 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$2.10 none