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
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$91.06 10%
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$6.69 none
Orient Paper
(ONP)
$1.02 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$108.56 none
U.S. Concrete
(USCR)
$52.45 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$7.97 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$6.63 none
Patterson-UTI Energy
(PTEN)
$16.96 30%
Barrick Gold Corporation
(ABX)
$12.34 50%
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$225.87 none
Weyerhaeuser Company
(WY)
$35.65 none
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$46.66 none
Trex Company
(TREX)
$68.41 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$66.72 none
Pretium Resources
(PVG)
$8.26 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$27.71 none
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$29.82 none
Owens Corning
(OC)
$66.89 none
Green Earth Technologies
(GETG)
$0.01 none
U.S. Energy Corp.
(USEG)
$1.21 none
MagneGas Corporation
(MNGA)
$0.29 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$141.90 none
Gulf Island Fabrication
(GIFI)
$9.35 50%
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$20.90 none
Domtar Corporation
(UFS)
$48.60 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$161.20 none
Gulfport Energy Corporation
(GPOR)
$11.93 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
(GSS)
$0.67 60%
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$154.40 none
Ferro Corporation
(FOE)
$21.74 none
Harsco Corporation
(HSC)
$23.60 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$6.68 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$29.97 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$76.30 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$2.87 50%
Cameco Corporation
(CCJ)
$10.60 30%
OMNOVA Solutions
(OMN)
$9.60 none
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$83.96 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$100.47 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$81.26 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$4.09 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$23.75 20%
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$36.93 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$46.99 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$64.67 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$13.42 40%
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$16.46 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$4.10 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
(BTU)
$44.09 10%
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$43.58 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$67.65 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$109.98 none
Neenah
(NP)
$88.35 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$96.21 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$12.88 40%
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
(APT)
$3.35 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$5.86 10%
Masco Corporation
(MAS)
$38.98 none
Profire Energy
(PFIE)
$3.47 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$23.41 none
Insteel Industries
(IIIN)
$40.05 none
Wincash Apolo Gold & Energy
(APLL)
$0.03 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$43.23 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$41.56 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$1.07 80%
L & L Energy
(LLEN)
$0.01 none
Schlumberger Limited
(SLB)
$66.92 none
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
(AHGP)
$28.37 none
Griffon Corporation
(GFF)
$18.75 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$8.11 30%
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.41 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$32.75 none
Gibraltar Industries
(ROCK)
$39.90 none
REX American Resources Corporation
(REX)
$73.58 none
BlueLinx Holdings
(BXC)
$35.06 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$429.08 none
BHP Billiton Limited
(BHP)
$48.47 none
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$31.22 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$82.29 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.42 none
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM)
$37.01 none
Praxair
(PX)
$165.26 none
Forterra
(FRTA)
$8.15 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$29.04 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$8.02 none
Dawson Geophysical Company
(DWSN)
$7.76 60%
Uranium Energy Corp.
(UEC)
$1.52 none
TransGlobe Energy Corporation
(TGA)
$3.60 80%
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$28.20 40%
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$124.93 none
Verso Corporation
(VRS)
$21.85 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
(GRA)
$73.83 none
Fibria Celulose S.A.
(FBR)
$19.02 none
Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
(MMLP)
$13.80 none
Isramco
(ISRL)
$114.90 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$91.85 none
Innophos Holdings
(IPHS)
$50.12 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$33.85 30%
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$129.90 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$162.75 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$5.37 none
Carrizo Oil & Gas
(CRZO)
$28.93 none
Ultra Petroleum Corp.
(UPL)
$1.89 none
A. Schulman
(SHLM)
$43.05 none
Nevsun Resources Ltd.
(NSU)
$3.55 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$19.20 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$42.80 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(KALU)
$108.46 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$35.31 none
USG Corporation
(USG)
$43.29 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$9.24 none
Rayonier
(RYN)
$36.80 none
Goldcorp
(GG)
$13.35 50%
Statoil ASA
(STO)
$27.14 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$13.09 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$15.80 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$12.00 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.61 none
Approach Resources
(AREX)
$2.47 80%
POSCO
(PKX)
$68.16 100%
Tantech Holdings Ltd
(TANH)
$1.52 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$22.94 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.60 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$70.50 none
Legacy Reserves LP
(LGCY)
$5.30 none
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
(AXAS)
$2.87 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$7.09 none
Entrée Resources Ltd.
(EGI)
$0.45 none
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation
(TRX)
$0.43 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$3.64 50%
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$3.24 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.49 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
(AKS)
$4.83 none
U.S. Silica Holdings
(SLCA)
$24.83 none
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$1.30 none
PDC Energy
(PDCE)
$60.77 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$72.47 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$0.89 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$35.18 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
(AAU)
$0.68 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$2.77 60%
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$38.40 none
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
(KS)
$34.82 none
Aceto Corporation
(ACET)
$3.28 80%
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$100.72 none
Viper Energy Partners LP
(VNOM)
$31.75 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$45.49 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$21.85 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$29.34 none
Northwest Pipe Company
(NWPX)
$19.73 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$13.59 none
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(WLL)
$49.93 70%
Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NX)
$18.45 none
Rosehill Resources
(ROSE)
$9.17 none
Hallador Energy Company
(HNRG)
$6.24 none
Innospec
(IOSP)
$82.50 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$107.39 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$3.55 30%
PPG Industries
(PPG)
$106.39 none
Matrix Service Company
(MTRX)
$19.50 none
Pacific Ethanol
(PEIX)
$2.95 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$1.16 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$108.71 none
Senomyx
(SNMX)
$1.06 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$39.20 none
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$45.14 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$36.80 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$21.94 none
InCapta
(INCT)
$0.00 none
Ultrapar Participações S.A.
(UGP)
$11.04 none
Denison Mines Corp.
(DNN)
$0.47 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$2.99 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$45.84 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$10.02 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$16.20 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$8.84 none
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$7.35 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$1.61 90%
Veris Gold Corp.
(YNGFF)
$0.00 none
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
(MCEP)
$1.83 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$9.75 none
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$409.85 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$20.36 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$81.67 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
(SID)
$2.04 60%
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$22.60 60%
PolyOne Corporation
(POL)
$45.57 none
Renewable Energy Group
(REGI)
$17.05 none
Rio Tinto plc
(RIO)
$53.63 none
Ur-Energy
(URG)
$0.69 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$56.59 none