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
UFP Industries
(UFPI)
$84.04 none
OceanaGold Corporation
(OCANF)
$1.89 none
Neenah
(NP)
$51.52 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$24.60 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$9.45 60%
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$32.42 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$66.83 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$171.41 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.45 none
GMS
(GMS)
$47.70 none
Linde plc
(LIN)
$316.68 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$69.74 none
ICL Group Ltd
(ICL)
$8.75 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$32.89 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$5.38 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$154.54 none
Equinox Gold Corp.
(EQX)
$8.04 none
Loop Industries
(LOOP)
$13.40 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$239.44 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$37.75 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$6.45 30%
Avantor
(AVTR)
$37.90 none
Newmont Corporation
(NEM)
$57.91 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$11.99 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$1.17 none
Ciner Resources LP
(CINR)
$16.27 none
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$93.24 none
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
BHP Group
(BHP)
$57.44 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$9.34 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$4.47 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$9.74 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$23.14 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$117.88 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$46.45 none
Trilogy Metals
(TMQ)
$2.17 none
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$101.75 none
Mason Graphite
(MGPHF)
$0.42 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$24.75 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$46.74 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$59.50 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$122.45 none
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.46 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$57.85 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$32.87 none
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$190.87 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$88.11 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$56.97 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$26.24 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.24 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$1.81 none
Geodrill Limited
(GDLLF)
$1.83 none
Flexible Solutions International
(FSI)
$3.64 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$15.90 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$4.44 none
Kraton Corporation
(KRA)
$45.58 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$12.20 60%
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$36.07 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
(KL)
$45.95 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$309.72 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$20.94 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$55.63 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$20.19 none
MAG Silver Corp.
(MAG)
$19.33 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$42.31 none
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$121.20 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$6.83 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$25.42 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$242.63 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$25.91 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$2.80 60%
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$225.71 none
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$160.07 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$18.34 none
Constellium SE
(CSTM)
$17.31 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$38.05 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$71.99 none
Alumina Limited
(AWCMF)
$1.65 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$144.48 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$51.17 10%
First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
(FQVLF)
$24.82 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$11.19 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$29.43 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
(TRQ)
$13.44 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$5.25 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$23.92 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$7.13 60%
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$15.90 none
EMX Royalty Corporation
(EMX)
$2.76 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$6.56 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$2.46 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$39.34 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$25.82 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$3.98 80%
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$5.08 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$221.56 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$6.87 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$33.20 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$81.62 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$18.38 none
Enviva Partners, LP
(EVA)
$68.41 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$42.43 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$36.78 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$67.01 100%
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$146.34 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$7.43 none
Trinseo S.A.
(TSE)
$60.07 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.77 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$6.20 none
Core Molding Technologies
(CMT)
$11.60 20%
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$12.62 none
Showa Denko K.K.
(SHWDY)
$23.46 none
Univar Solutions
(UNVR)
$26.04 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.54 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$10.28 30%
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.50 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$9.92 60%
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$42.59 10%
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$97.59 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$7.20 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$250.00 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$31.78 70%
RPM International
(RPM)
$87.93 none
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$13.41 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$1.73 70%
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$13.39 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$54.73 30%
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
(SID)
$4.72 50%
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$13.61 none
Orezone Gold Corporation
(ORZCF)
$1.06 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$36.54 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$78.72 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$16.58 10%
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$2.97 50%
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$11.65 50%
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$5.00 none
Novozymes A/S
(NVZMY)
$71.72 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$376.51 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$7.70 30%
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$45.54 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$41.62 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$54.42 none
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.
(MTA)
$7.94 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$6.80 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$120.11 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$15.73 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$102.77 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$17.45 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$34.72 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$393.79 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$65.59 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$8.00 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$28.22 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$109.42 none
Mesabi Trust
(MSB)
$27.51 60%
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$100.49 none
Vedanta Limited
(VEDL)
$17.11 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$50.20 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$70.59 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$31.23 none
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$100.34 none
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.51 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$66.06 none
Greystone Logistics
(GLGI)
$0.92 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$13.41 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$47.92 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$23.84 none
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$39.38 none
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$10.19 none
Tredegar Corporation
(TG)
$12.52 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$293.92 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$30.29 none
BHP Group
(BBL)
$55.16 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$3.20 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.49 none
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$114.00 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$46.03 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$67.09 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$72.61 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$147.79 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$14.24 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$70.30 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFIOF)
$9.48 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$59.13 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$4.37 40%
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$14.15 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$108.79 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$152.85 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.47 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$0.85 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$0.94 none
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
(JCTCF)
$10.62 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$7.81 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$145.45 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$27.27 60%
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$52.64 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$96.44 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$58.00 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$13.90 50%
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$97.61 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$19.53 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$28.53 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$4.40 none
Callinex Mines
(CLLXF)
$2.60 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$97.20 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$35.04 10%
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$26.53 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$8.81 none