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
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$109.92 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$4.92 40%
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$18.01 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$122.03 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$1.32 80%
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$101.52 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$11.58 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$7.37 none
Centrus Energy Corp.
(LEU)
$3.20 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$1.96 none
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.68 none
Apogee Enterprises
(APOG)
$41.24 none
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$10.09 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$35.14 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$6.20 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.84 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$33.49 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$97.10 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$4.40 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.22 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$8.37 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$145.63 none
Avantor
(AVTR)
$15.30 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$7.49 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$54.71 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.81 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$16.09 none
Sibanye Gold Limited
(SBGL)
$4.56 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.43 50%
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$29.63 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$0.98 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$527.49 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$168.42 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$5.36 none
Livent Corporation
(LTHM)
$7.59 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$0.64 90%
CONSOL Coal Resources LP
(CCR)
$13.13 none
UPM-Kymmene Oyj
(UPMKY)
$26.45 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$3.74 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$3.37 50%
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$13.72 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$66.84 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$46.75 10%
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$24.76 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$12.24 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$2.94 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$7.20 70%
Dow
(DOW)
$49.01 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$8.81 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$4.71 none
Constellium N.V.
(CSTM)
$14.00 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$3.69 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$51.81 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.26 none
Masco Corporation
(MAS)
$42.72 none
BHP Group
(BHP)
$52.04 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$23.87 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$18.78 70%
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$12.80 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$34.09 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$21.05 none
PGT Innovations
(PGTI)
$17.18 none
Neenah
(NP)
$65.80 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$3.09 90%
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$2.80 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$68.78 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$115.36 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$3.71 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$12.57 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$3.44 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.35 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$24.70 50%
Foresight Energy LP
(FELP)
$0.41 none
Griffon Corporation
(GFF)
$20.82 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$6.09 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$2.18 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$53.05 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$53.16 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$4.79 none
DuPont de Nemours
(DD)
$72.14 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.25 none
Piedmont Lithium Limited
(PLL)
$7.08 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$19.28 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$5.91 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$192.11 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$11.86 none
Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership
(POPE)
$71.43 none
GMS
(GMS)
$28.56 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(GOLD)
$17.10 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$22.53 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$34.26 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$31.24 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$47.97 none
General Moly
(GMO)
$0.20 none
MAG Silver Corp.
(MAG)
$11.15 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$4.18 none
BMC Stock Holdings
(BMCH)
$26.06 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$215.24 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.71 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$3.34 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$3.16 60%
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$1.74 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$0.78 none
BHP Group
(BBL)
$45.38 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$28.04 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$7.43 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$19.20 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$11.31 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$10.47 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$91.09 none
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
(APT)
$3.45 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$13.29 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$89.70 none
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$79.00 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$22.56 70%
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$21.10 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$51.34 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$3.36 50%
Caesarstone Ltd.
(CSTE)
$16.62 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$16.80 none
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.47 none
Rayonier
(RYN)
$27.87 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$11.87 60%
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$1.56 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$26.74 none
Element Solutions Inc
(ESI)
$10.67 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$0.80 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$17.08 none
AAON
(AAON)
$50.70 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$17.44 none
Owens Corning
(OC)
$59.18 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$9.71 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$46.22 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$38.86 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
(KL)
$44.28 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.63 none
JELD-WEN Holding
(JELD)
$19.22 none
Universal Forest Products
(UFPI)
$40.54 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$57.99 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$99.61 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$5.07 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$93.53 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$26.89 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$13.49 10%
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$18.75 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$90.89 none
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
(ICL)
$4.94 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$23.30 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$0.46 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$182.04 none
Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NX)
$19.06 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.71 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$89.80 none
Hallador Energy Company
(HNRG)
$4.22 none
Alio Gold
(ALO)
$0.70 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$16.02 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$15.50 none
Builders FirstSource
(BLDR)
$20.23 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$3.75 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$15.80 10%
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$68.84 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$16.00 70%
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$452.75 none
Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
(NEM)
$38.48 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$42.88 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$11.10 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$3.97 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$67.21 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$22.97 50%
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$12.08 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$60.01 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$0.62 none
Univar
(UNVR)
$22.39 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$121.65 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$263.19 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$9.67 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$8.46 70%
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$3.94 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$16.58 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$3.92 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$18.96 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$31.79 none
BlueLinx Holdings
(BXC)
$32.16 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$77.02 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$16.63 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.08 none
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$33.65 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.30 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$66.89 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$17.74 60%
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$104.39 none
Versum Materials
(VSM)
$52.12 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$74.29 10%
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$16.20 40%
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$124.45 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$33.43 none
Beacon Roofing Supply
(BECN)
$34.69 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$94.60 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$3.48 60%
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$55.86 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$7.84 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$30.69 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$28.21 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$57.70 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$29.97 10%
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$39.48 none
Trex Company
(TREX)
$88.15 none
Ur-Energy
(URG)
$0.62 none
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$2.42 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$7.24 10%
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$22.70 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$6.40 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
(NRP)
$27.61 none
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$9.59 40%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$102.56 10%
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$16.02 50%
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$59.13 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$8.64 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$20.28 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$53.65 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.23 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$36.88 none
Continental Building Products
(CBPX)
$26.81 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$47.02 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$31.31 none
REX American Resources Corporation
(REX)
$80.35 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$49.71 100%
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$35.67 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$1.94 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$69.11 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$12.50 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$89.67 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$4.62 10%
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$95.94 none