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
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$24.97 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.73 none
Centerra Gold
(CAGDF)
$10.35 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$59.58 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$4.25 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$67.40 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$111.13 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$50.05 none
Hudbay Minerals
(HBM)
$5.58 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$37.30 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.53 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$23.66 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$23.33 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$62.78 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$194.53 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$13.89 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$21.01 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$78.69 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$38.25 none
Loop Industries
(LOOP)
$11.99 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$110.94 none
Showa Denko K.K.
(SHWDY)
$21.39 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$102.15 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$8.27 none
Norbord
(OSB)
$43.74 none
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.
(MTA)
$9.45 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$19.90 none
Element Solutions Inc
(ESI)
$16.93 none
Piedmont Lithium Limited
(PLL)
$62.32 70%
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$4.80 none
BMC Stock Holdings
(BMCH)
$53.68 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$4.32 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$2.56 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$8.46 20%
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$18.61 none
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.75 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$13.68 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$76.65 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$11.75 none
Tredegar Corporation
(TG)
$14.93 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$25.79 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$10.65 50%
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$29.11 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$72.36 none
Roxgold
(ROGFF)
$1.15 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$6.75 none
BHP Group
(BHP)
$69.14 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$6.38 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$14.43 80%
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$15.71 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$26.25 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$86.06 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$26.71 none
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
(IMPUY)
$13.16 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$9.25 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$3.31 50%
POSCO
(PKX)
$57.72 100%
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$107.54 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$269.98 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.44 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$29.13 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
(KL)
$38.29 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.85 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.57 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$23.69 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$29.53 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$7.86 none
MAG Silver Corp.
(MAG)
$16.73 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$33.82 10%
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$20.85 none
Dow
(DOW)
$54.39 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
(GOLD)
$21.99 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$67.97 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$4.94 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$48.36 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$6.76 30%
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$4.55 40%
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$17.11 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$26.69 40%
RPM International
(RPM)
$85.38 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$67.50 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$5.83 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$3.81 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$8.63 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$22.31 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$4.29 80%
Smart Sand
(SND)
$1.81 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$16.32 10%
Gevo
(GEVO)
$11.73 none
South32 Limited
(SOUHY)
$10.03 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$119.37 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$11.16 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$207.37 none
UFP Industries
(UFPI)
$56.03 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$22.51 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$14.58 none
Teranga Gold Corporation
(TGCDF)
$9.07 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$10.70 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$27.28 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$320.00 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$12.98 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$8.67 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.54 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.90 none
Univar Solutions
(UNVR)
$18.75 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$5.19 70%
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$13.35 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$28.12 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$20.47 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.07 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$26.03 none
GMS
(GMS)
$28.33 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$1.94 60%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$119.34 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$44.52 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$284.99 none
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$8.17 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$19.52 none
Veris Gold Corp.
(YNGFF)
$0.01 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$12.89 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$139.95 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$33.90 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$1.10 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$16.51 40%
Mesabi Trust
(MSB)
$26.64 60%
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$3.66 40%
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$53.03 none
Novozymes A/S
(NVZMY)
$61.14 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$7.02 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$14.70 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$51.89 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$146.03 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$18.38 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$34.59 none
BHP Group
(BBL)
$55.84 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$18.56 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$402.60 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$99.36 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$5.56 80%
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$48.34 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$11.16 30%
DuPont de Nemours
(DD)
$77.90 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$120.97 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$118.55 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$20.77 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$23.85 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$7.74 none
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$123.35 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$275.32 none
Midas Gold Corp.
(MDRPF)
$0.74 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$54.02 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$101.48 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$10.11 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$78.00 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$100.30 none
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
(SID)
$5.81 30%
Newmont Corporation
(NEM)
$58.89 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$42.40 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$8.89 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$80.61 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$18.66 70%
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$8.69 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$4.07 none
Trinseo S.A.
(TSE)
$52.42 none
Alumina Limited
(AWCMF)
$1.36 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$4.91 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$18.54 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$5.64 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$51.02 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$3.73 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$7.04 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$91.24 none
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$99.90 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$27.37 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$0.91 none
Core Molding Technologies
(CMT)
$12.00 20%
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$38.69 20%
Neenah
(NP)
$52.24 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$4.07 10%
Amyris
(AMRS)
$9.02 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$5.16 80%
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$58.01 none
AgroFresh Solutions
(AGFS)
$1.93 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$40.88 none
Constellium SE
(CSTM)
$12.53 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$16.30 none
Mason Graphite
(MGPHF)
$0.47 none
Geodrill Limited
(GDLLF)
$1.21 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$28.33 none
Corteva
(CTVA)
$38.69 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.67 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$1.82 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$43.84 10%
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$220.32 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$67.41 none
Avantor
(AVTR)
$28.17 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$108.37 none
Livent Corporation
(LTHM)
$20.18 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$168.85 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$1.14 80%
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$25.41 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$7.59 70%
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$717.54 none
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$80.00 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$6.70 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$91.10 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$37.99 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$35.28 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$10.33 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$19.13 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$15.82 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$14.78 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$7.92 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$51.33 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$41.50 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$34.22 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$2.02 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$9.82 none
ICL Group Ltd
(ICL)
$5.33 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.63 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$9.45 none