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
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$10.60 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$2.42 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$5.66 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$20.32 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$12.74 none
Showa Denko K.K.
(SHWDY)
$14.40 none
Flexible Solutions International
(FSI)
$2.38 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$96.46 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$6.15 70%
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.16 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$25.56 none
Avantor
(AVTR)
$20.21 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$51.72 10%
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$15.57 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$238.33 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$10.07 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$19.80 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$172.25 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$23.62 30%
Trinseo S.A.
(TSE)
$19.49 none
Equinox Gold Corp.
(EQX)
$3.87 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$16.47 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$24.46 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$39.16 none
Greystone Logistics
(GLGI)
$0.79 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$73.71 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$38.27 100%
ICL Group Ltd
(ICL)
$8.33 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$126.02 none
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$106.10 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$3.08 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$123.74 none
UFP Industries
(UFPI)
$74.69 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$12.87 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$3.28 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$48.70 50%
Mercer International
(MERC)
$12.91 20%
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.27 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$8.39 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$214.38 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.56 10%
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$19.39 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$74.47 20%
Innospec
(IOSP)
$87.25 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$66.10 none
GMS
(GMS)
$41.65 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$84.94 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$19.77 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$18.45 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$273.73 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$177.91 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$5.63 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$10.28 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$29.45 none
Univar Solutions
(UNVR)
$23.49 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$28.93 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$96.48 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$0.55 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$94.24 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$22.64 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$24.18 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$75.39 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$78.22 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.51 none
First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
(FQVLF)
$17.78 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$31.16 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$182.09 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$32.96 none
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$6.72 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$26.02 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$2.72 none
BHP Group
(BHP)
$51.66 none
Newmont Corporation
(NEM)
$43.71 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$1.76 none
Mesabi Trust
(MSB)
$21.69 70%
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$33.63 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$3.95 60%
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$24.49 30%
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$37.39 40%
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$43.73 none
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$85.85 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$29.34 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$110.59 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$3.38 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$28.29 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$3.25 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$8.37 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$52.44 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$3.41 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$5.73 80%
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$6.38 40%
Ecolab
(ECL)
$149.13 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$22.08 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$32.96 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$4.86 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$84.71 none
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
(SID)
$2.60 70%
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$37.57 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$14.25 50%
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.
(MTA)
$4.27 none
Callinex Mines
(CLLXF)
$1.91 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$4.93 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$2.58 90%
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$62.20 none
Linde plc
(LIN)
$275.82 none
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$92.51 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$30.25 none
Tredegar Corporation
(TG)
$9.89 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$40.92 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$21.08 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFIOF)
$7.53 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$153.01 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$95.92 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$63.71 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$16.89 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$26.13 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$1.61 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$42.36 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$57.00 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$2.25 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$20.45 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.55 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$7.33 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$1.28 80%
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$81.22 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$326.59 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.01 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$49.44 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$12.82 none
MAG Silver Corp.
(MAG)
$13.42 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$92.81 none
EMX Royalty Corporation
(EMX)
$1.97 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$100.30 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$45.11 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$160.40 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.42 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$5.27 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$100.00 none
Constellium SE
(CSTM)
$10.70 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$3.48 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$14.30 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$61.19 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$109.11 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$90.31 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$3.69 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$114.33 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$122.28 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.07 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$5.58 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$6.26 10%
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$3.43 20%
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$4.29 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$3.14 80%
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$9.69 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$6.60 70%
RPM International
(RPM)
$86.65 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$14.62 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$31.69 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$47.74 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$3.89 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$68.94 none
Novozymes A/S
(NVZMY)
$51.28 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$21.49 none
Core Molding Technologies
(CMT)
$9.95 30%
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$4.81 30%
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$70.63 none