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
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.36 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$53.54 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$31.50 none
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$46.20 none
Centrus Energy Corp.
(LEU)
$2.57 none
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
(TGA)
$3.39 80%
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.87 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$67.30 none
Caesarstone Ltd.
(CSTE)
$21.00 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$34.40 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$20.68 none
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$40.65 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$29.71 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$29.65 none
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
(APT)
$3.55 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$66.40 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$2.18 none
Schlumberger Limited
(SLB)
$60.99 none
Gulf Island Fabrication
(GIFI)
$9.38 50%
Wincash Apolo Gold & Energy
(APLL)
$0.03 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$63.87 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$7.42 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$4.75 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$29.27 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$7.99 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$25.15 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$1.91 none
Versum Materials
(VSM)
$35.62 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$10.62 50%
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$14.01 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$25.90 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$21.76 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$5.71 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$1.74 none
USG Corporation
(USG)
$43.29 none
Masco Corporation
(MAS)
$38.50 none
KMG Chemicals
(KMG)
$75.89 none
Insteel Industries
(IIIN)
$37.39 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.10 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$58.41 none
PDC Energy
(PDCE)
$47.71 none
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.38 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$116.69 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$9.40 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$35.20 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$97.23 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$41.62 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$3.01 50%
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$17.44 none
A. Schulman
(SHLM)
$44.00 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$29.83 none
Platform Specialty Products Corporation
(PAH)
$12.80 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.07 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$41.93 none
Rosehill Resources
(ROSE)
$8.35 none
Hallador Energy Company
(HNRG)
$5.93 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.52 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$17.46 30%
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$46.70 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$12.94 none
Fibria Celulose S.A.
(FBR)
$18.28 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$51.95 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$472.98 none
Matrix Service Company
(MTRX)
$24.60 none
Profire Energy
(PFIE)
$3.19 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$7.19 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.03 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.42 none
Sibanye Gold Limited
(SBGL)
$2.42 none
Ultra Petroleum Corp.
(UPL)
$1.20 none
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$30.85 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$32.90 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$42.99 10%
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$8.84 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(ABX)
$10.48 50%
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$195.30 none
MagneGas Corporation
(MNGA)
$0.14 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$52.50 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$29.60 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$3.80 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$29.85 none
BlueLinx Holdings
(BXC)
$38.20 none
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
(ICL)
$6.07 none
GMS
(GMS)
$24.95 none
Tronox Limited
(TROX)
$13.17 none
Ultrapar Participações S.A.
(UGP)
$9.51 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$45.61 none
Tahoe Resources
(TAHO)
$2.90 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$76.75 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$34.47 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.50 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$8.09 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$4.82 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$4.87 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$28.35 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$23.14 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$14.74 none
Pershing Gold Corporation
(PGLC)
$1.13 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$112.87 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.38 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$40.30 none
Rayonier
(RYN)
$34.10 none
PGT Innovations
(PGTI)
$21.25 none
Alio Gold
(ALO)
$0.67 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$88.89 none
Orient Paper
(ONP)
$0.97 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.67 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.52 60%
POSCO
(PKX)
$66.88 100%
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$32.20 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$64.27 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.38 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$46.50 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$10.45 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$19.40 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$79.02 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$10.15 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$46.91 none
DowDuPont
(DWDP)
$68.03 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$156.65 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$173.10 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$11.77 40%
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$31.49 40%
Hi-Crush Partners LP
(HCLP)
$12.30 none
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$46.19 none
Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NX)
$18.80 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$43.12 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$37.82 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$21.04 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$17.20 none
Green Earth Technologies
(GETG)
$0.00 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$38.08 none
Univar
(UNVR)
$28.29 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$24.36 none
Continental Building Products
(CBPX)
$38.35 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$0.73 60%
Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
(MMLP)
$11.40 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$4.04 none
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$9.68 30%
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$67.70 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$7.36 none
Great Panther Silver Limited
(GPL)
$0.90 none
Constellium N.V.
(CSTM)
$11.95 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$5.14 none
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
(KS)
$34.10 none
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
(SXCP)
$15.60 none
Nevsun Resources Ltd.
(NSU)
$4.46 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$4.68 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$31.60 20%
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$4.32 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$195.33 none
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
(MCEP)
$1.45 none
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
(AXAS)
$2.41 none
Carrizo Oil & Gas
(CRZO)
$24.39 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$1.10 none
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$2.90 80%
Northwest Pipe Company
(NWPX)
$19.30 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$32.33 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$27.10 none
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(WLL)
$48.51 70%
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$1.47 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$1.70 none
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.56 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$27.60 none
Ur-Energy
(URG)
$0.87 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$5.66 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$62.00 none
Approach Resources
(AREX)
$2.02 80%
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.27 50%
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$2.14 60%
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$48.34 none
Dawson Geophysical Company
(DWSN)
$5.79 60%
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$21.39 60%
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.90 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$77.83 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$44.21 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$26.75 30%
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$21.23 none
Legacy Reserves LP
(LGCY)
$4.91 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$19.40 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$2.42 30%
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$8.80 none
Gulfport Energy Corporation
(GPOR)
$11.06 none
InCapta
(INCT)
$0.00 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$168.69 none
Veris Gold Corp.
(YNGFF)
$0.00 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.87 90%
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$19.18 none
JELD-WEN Holding
(JELD)
$26.32 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$2.02 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$29.45 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$57.20 none
General Moly
(GMO)
$0.37 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$14.60 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$0.87 80%
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$13.81 40%
Emerge Energy Services LP
(EMES)
$4.78 none