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
$41.89 none
$1.68 none
McEwen Mining
$1.18 none
New Gold
$0.94 none
Golden Star Resources Ltd.
$3.01 60%
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.
$7.80 none
Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership
$123.67 none
$14.34 none
The Mosaic Company
$19.14 50%
Aspen Aerogels
$10.10 none
Ingevity Corporation
$77.88 none
$18.70 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
$9.93 70%
$2.12 none
Peabody Energy Corporation
$7.47 90%
IAMGOLD Corporation
$3.01 60%
MAG Silver Corp.
$11.13 none
BlueLinx Holdings
$13.43 none
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
$61.99 none
Harsco Corporation
$15.80 none
Pretium Resources
$10.72 none
Domtar Corporation
$37.63 none
Ashland Global Holdings
$75.30 none
Steel Dynamics
$30.75 none
TopBuild Corp.
$113.70 none
Eagle Materials
$92.24 none
Hecla Mining Company
$3.19 none
Enviva Partners, LP
$37.69 none
Yamana Gold
$4.06 40%
Worthington Industries
$38.14 none
OMNOVA Solutions
$10.11 none
Air Products and Chemicals
$243.95 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
$29.72 none
Gold Fields Limited
$6.43 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
$14.51 none
$2.84 none
Minerals Technologies
$56.05 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
$0.52 none
$17.50 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
$108.64 none
Coeur Mining
$6.03 none
Franco-Nevada Corporation
$110.31 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
$62.88 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
$4.92 50%
Ternium S.A.
$22.74 none
Builders FirstSource
$26.35 none
CF Industries Holdings
$40.93 none
Stepan Company
$101.31 none
AK Steel Holding Corporation
$2.90 none
Alcoa Corporation
$15.51 70%
$6.13 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
$7.72 none
Compass Minerals International
$58.23 none
Kronos Worldwide
$11.59 none
Centrus Energy Corp.
$6.50 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
$28.85 none
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
$3.50 60%
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
$36.61 none
Nucor Corporation
$50.33 none
Israel Chemicals Ltd.
$4.30 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
$169.61 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
$32.17 none
Livent Corporation
$9.11 none
The Monarch Cement Company
$59.80 none
Cabot Corporation
$43.15 10%
$48.49 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
$84.95 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
$116.74 none
Resolute Forest Products
$4.05 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
$7.50 70%
General Moly
$0.23 none
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
$43.06 none
International Flavors & Fragrances
$135.79 none
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
$0.95 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
$3.39 none
Gold Resource Corporation
$5.21 none
Gulf Resources
$0.71 none
$7.38 none
Intrepid Potash
$2.21 none
Koppers Holdings
$32.77 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
$594.84 none
RPM International
$73.03 none
CVR Partners, LP
$2.77 none
Vista Gold Corp.
$0.69 none
MDU Resources Group
$29.80 none
$31.56 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
$13.74 50%
U.S. Silica Holdings
$4.74 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
$31.07 none
LSB Industries
$3.68 none
Golden Minerals Company
$0.28 none
Summit Materials
$22.76 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
$23.99 none
Smart Sand
$2.09 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
$23.02 none
Olin Corporation
$16.37 10%
Green Plains
$12.31 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
$3.72 none
AgroFresh Solutions
$2.33 none
JELD-WEN Holding
$26.53 none
BHP Group
$46.27 none
Southern Copper Corporation
$39.85 none
REX American Resources Corporation
$74.69 none
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
$0.54 none
Mechel PAO
$3.20 none
Caesarstone Ltd.
$14.56 none
DuPont de Nemours
$59.39 none
PolyOne Corporation
$34.61 none
Masco Corporation
$48.55 none
Continental Building Products
$36.44 none
Eastman Chemical Company
$73.17 10%
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
$0.71 90%
Clearwater Paper Corporation
$22.68 50%
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
$36.30 none
Chase Corporation
$104.13 none
$18.49 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
$10.58 none
American Vanguard Corporation
$17.97 none
Ciner Resources LP
$18.50 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
$6.43 none
Constellium N.V.
$12.39 none
Balchem Corporation
$106.85 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
$0.29 none
CRH plc
$38.56 none
Albemarle Corporation
$81.18 none
Seabridge Gold
$13.97 none
Apogee Enterprises
$33.24 none
Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
$44.29 none
Hudbay Minerals
$3.36 none
Verso Corporation
$16.30 none
PGT Innovations
$15.91 none
Boise Cascade Company
$37.29 none
Piedmont Lithium Limited
$9.22 none
CONSOL Coal Resources LP
$10.00 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
$0.27 none
WD-40 Company
$188.72 none
$198.01 none
Element Solutions Inc
$12.19 none
$67.27 none
Martin Marietta Materials
$263.89 none
Great Panther Mining Limited
$0.62 none
Vulcan Materials Company
$140.52 none
$8.03 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
$20.98 none
James Hardie Industries plc
$21.59 none
PPG Industries
$125.81 none
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
$29.38 none
Silver Bull Resources
$0.07 none
Griffon Corporation
$22.33 none
NovaGold Resources
$9.24 none
$9.57 none
Methanex Corporation
$37.80 none
Masonite International Corporation
$78.21 none
GCP Applied Technologies
$22.97 none
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
$6.00 none
$15.40 none
FMC Corporation
$95.68 none
W. R. Grace & Co.
$69.33 none
Royal Gold
$114.86 none
China Green Agriculture
$3.33 30%
Gibraltar Industries
$54.73 none
Trex Company
$97.41 none
Synalloy Corporation
$12.48 none
$29.58 none
Mercer International
$12.15 20%
H.B. Fuller Company
$48.35 none
$27.78 none
Teck Resources Limited
$14.45 none
United States Steel Corporation
$9.40 none
Kraton Corporation
$20.08 none
$27.95 none
Barrick Gold Corporation
$18.71 none
NewMarket Corporation
$452.52 none
Owens Corning
$65.33 none
Commercial Metals Company
$21.54 none
Installed Building Products
$77.03 none
Materion Corporation
$57.17 none
Sibanye Gold Limited
$10.63 none
Universal Forest Products
$49.01 none
Century Aluminum Company
$6.02 20%
Beacon Roofing Supply
$34.61 none
U.S. Concrete
$37.67 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
$18.79 60%
Silvercorp Metals
$5.51 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
$4.11 none
SunCoke Energy
$5.74 70%
$106.45 none
Vedanta Limited
$8.70 none
Ferro Corporation
$14.35 none
Innophos Holdings
$31.94 none
$0.56 none
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
$101.50 none
NACCO Industries
$47.75 none
$22.15 none
FutureFuel Corp.
$11.57 none
Ferroglobe PLC
$0.90 80%
The Chemours Company
$15.59 none
Vale S.A.
$12.84 50%
Denison Mines Corp.
$0.39 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
$65.97 none
BMC Stock Holdings
$31.08 none
Alio Gold
$0.76 none
Tronox Holdings plc
$9.92 none
Huntsman Corporation
$22.27 none
Hallador Energy Company
$2.02 none
Armstrong World Industries
$102.87 none
Gerdau S.A.
$5.17 none
Uranium Energy Corp.
$0.83 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
$2.15 60%
$53.45 none
BHP Group
$55.58 none
$12.32 none
$51.40 100%
Celanese Corporation
$116.78 none
Rio Tinto Group
$60.50 none
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
$21.54 none
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
$0.68 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
$3.58 90%
Tantech Holdings Ltd
$1.50 none
P. H. Glatfelter Company
$17.26 none
Olympic Steel
$16.55 70%
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
$0.54 none
Nutrien Ltd.
$46.61 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
$5.87 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
$0.41 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
$4.14 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
$9.73 none
United States Lime & Minerals
$94.10 none