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
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$51.41 20%
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$31.39 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$7.40 10%
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$22.08 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$109.77 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$35.48 none
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.
(MTA)
$9.16 none
Centerra Gold
(CAGDF)
$13.46 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$28.47 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$6.20 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$16.85 none
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.93 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$100.98 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$41.09 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$2.98 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$10.33 none
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$31.29 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$103.46 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$194.90 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$197.82 none
Mesabi Trust
(MSB)
$18.94 100%
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$16.56 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.72 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$130.08 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(GOLD)
$28.87 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$4.15 none
Teranga Gold Corporation
(TGCDF)
$11.66 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$14.00 70%
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$51.53 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$37.36 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$4.39 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$52.00 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$109.35 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$37.42 none
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
(SID)
$2.33 70%
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.49 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$16.72 10%
DuPont de Nemours
(DD)
$55.35 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.67 none
Novozymes A/S
(NVZMY)
$61.53 none
CONSOL Coal Resources LP
(CCR)
$3.91 none
Core Molding Technologies
(CMT)
$4.01 70%
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$59.17 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$7.10 30%
Forterra
(FRTA)
$12.99 none
BMC Stock Holdings
(BMCH)
$25.60 none
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$64.32 none
BHP Group
(BHP)
$49.92 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$94.35 10%
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$6.34 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$5.29 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$46.07 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$80.92 none
Element Solutions Inc
(ESI)
$10.70 none
Showa Denko K.K.
(SHWDY)
$21.33 none
Galiano Gold
(AKG)
$1.13 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$9.75 none
GMS
(GMS)
$24.73 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$7.60 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.47 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$10.52 80%
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$271.60 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$19.25 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$26.93 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$10.73 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$6.51 20%
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$79.11 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$4.95 none
Newmont Corporation
(NEM)
$69.20 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$10.58 80%
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$5.85 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.89 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$46.10 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$136.00 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$1.05 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$3.54 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.31 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$5.17 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$12.30 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$2.65 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.07 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$6.87 none
Loop Industries
(LOOP)
$10.15 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$7.17 20%
POSCO
(PKX)
$40.38 100%
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$6.35 90%
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$12.10 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.38 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$1.17 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$11.42 60%
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$5.59 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$19.25 none
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
(IMPUY)
$8.95 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$1.57 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$2.76 40%
General Moly
(GMO)
$0.22 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$5.16 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$403.88 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$4.41 60%
Univar Solutions
(UNVR)
$17.09 none
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$4.87 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$22.68 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
(KL)
$48.13 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$29.58 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$194.32 none
Tredegar Corporation
(TG)
$16.16 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$32.77 none
Roxgold
(ROGFF)
$1.27 none
Trinseo S.A.
(TSE)
$24.22 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$157.55 none
Alumina Limited
(AWCMF)
$1.11 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$8.78 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$0.83 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$38.16 30%
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$19.43 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$21.58 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$2.75 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$2.66 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$22.01 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$127.94 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$17.88 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$11.69 none
UFP Industries
(UFPI)
$47.79 none
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$83.81 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.00 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$0.63 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$16.16 60%
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$11.15 60%
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$210.15 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$10.19 none
Veris Gold Corp.
(YNGFF)
$0.01 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$75.00 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$127.63 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$19.94 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$4.49 50%
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$11.13 40%
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$30.56 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$3.39 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$3.10 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$76.53 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$9.50 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$34.59 none
South32 Limited
(SOUHY)
$7.77 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$61.31 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$82.83 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$11.54 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$2.68 90%
Piedmont Lithium Limited
(PLL)
$5.57 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$51.37 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$10.41 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$13.01 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$11.08 none
Dow
(DOW)
$41.35 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$5.70 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$19.13 40%
Neenah
(NP)
$49.00 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.06 60%
Smart Sand
(SND)
$1.17 none
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$102.19 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$4.24 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$69.33 20%
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$22.24 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$3.59 90%
Mercer International
(MERC)
$8.37 50%
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$65.99 10%
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$4.86 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$5.41 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$5.13 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$50.15 none
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$3.37 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$29.80 none
Constellium SE
(CSTM)
$8.03 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$10.09 none
Mason Graphite
(MGPHF)
$0.18 none
Geodrill Limited
(GDLLF)
$1.11 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$16.22 none
Corteva
(CTVA)
$27.42 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.84 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$1.86 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$37.06 20%
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$131.93 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$51.68 none
Avantor
(AVTR)
$17.75 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$70.93 none
Livent Corporation
(LTHM)
$5.95 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$76.12 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$0.84 90%
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$24.70 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$8.13 70%
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$576.33 none
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$74.56 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$4.95 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$74.50 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$30.34 10%
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$27.24 20%
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$8.76 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$14.52 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$7.26 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$0.97 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$4.87 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$42.22 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$35.51 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$20.11 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$1.88 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$7.29 10%
ICL Group Ltd
(ICL)
$3.14 none
Alio Gold
(ALO)
$1.11 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.34 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$9.06 none