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
Innospec
(IOSP)
$102.09 none
Intrepid Potash
(IPI)
$60.78 none
MDU Resources Group
(MDU)
$26.57 none
B2Gold Corp.
(BTG)
$4.12 none
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V.
(SIM)
$29.53 none
Mercer International
(MERC)
$14.24 10%
Resolute Forest Products
(RFP)
$13.19 none
Pan American Silver Corp.
(PAAS)
$22.42 none
Century Aluminum Company
(CENX)
$11.67 none
CF Industries Holdings
(CF)
$95.79 none
Gold Resource Corporation
(GORO)
$1.93 none
Amyris
(AMRS)
$2.31 none
Smart Sand
(SND)
$3.23 none
Ashland Global Holdings
(ASH)
$99.95 none
Hawkins
(HWKN)
$33.52 none
McEwen Mining
(MUX)
$0.50 none
Freeport-McMoRan
(FCX)
$36.31 none
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
(LPX)
$63.90 none
Endeavour Silver Corp.
(EXK)
$3.59 20%
Vulcan Materials Company
(VMC)
$160.03 none
Gerdau S.A.
(GGB)
$5.74 none
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(SMG)
$91.01 none
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.
(NAK)
$0.31 none
Installed Building Products
(IBP)
$87.64 none
Gold Fields Limited
(GFI)
$11.44 none
Worthington Industries
(WOR)
$43.06 none
Avantor
(AVTR)
$31.22 none
ICL Group Ltd
(ICL)
$11.24 none
First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
(FQVLF)
$28.25 none
Tredegar Corporation
(TG)
$11.98 none
Showa Denko K.K.
(SHWDY)
$19.76 none
Seabridge Gold
(SA)
$14.18 none
H.B. Fuller Company
(FUL)
$67.42 none
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(HMY)
$3.59 90%
TopBuild Corp.
(BLD)
$189.62 none
WD-40 Company
(WDFC)
$176.27 none
Trinseo S.A.
(TSE)
$43.89 none
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(WLK)
$126.21 none
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(AKZOY)
$28.20 none
Hecla Mining Company
(HL)
$4.66 none
Novozymes A/S
(NVZMY)
$62.37 none
GCP Applied Technologies
(GCP)
$31.00 none
Mechel PAO
(MTL)
$2.25 none
Albemarle Corporation
(ALB)
$236.44 none
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(CLW)
$32.52 30%
Flexible Solutions International
(FSI)
$2.41 none
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.
(MTA)
$5.43 none
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
(SHECY)
$34.94 none
Schnitzer Steel Industries
(SCHN)
$35.90 none
Newmont Corporation
(NEM)
$67.19 none
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.
(SQM)
$95.46 none
Western Copper and Gold Corporation
(WRN)
$1.70 70%
FMC Corporation
(FMC)
$119.43 none
Teck Resources Limited
(TECK)
$40.29 none
DRDGOLD Limited
(DRD)
$6.71 none
Linde plc
(LIN)
$315.18 none
Methanex Corporation
(MEOH)
$48.73 none
Ternium S.A.
(TX)
$41.20 none
POSCO
(PKX)
$56.97 100%
EMX Royalty Corporation
(EMX)
$1.85 none
Nucor Corporation
(NUE)
$119.97 none
Callinex Mines
(CLLXF)
$1.90 none
New Gold
(NGD)
$1.31 none
Sensient Technologies Corporation
(SXT)
$83.97 none
CONSOL Energy
(CEIX)
$51.10 none
Alcoa Corporation
(AA)
$60.57 none
Eco-Tek Group
(ETEK)
$0.00 none
Coeur Mining
(CDE)
$3.67 none
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
(SAND)
$6.48 none
Friedman Industries, Incorporated
(FRD)
$9.26 none
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
(SID)
$4.05 50%
LSB Industries
(LXU)
$19.02 none
Ferroglobe PLC
(GSM)
$6.92 none
Yamana Gold
(AUY)
$5.21 20%
Gold Fields Limited
(GFIOF)
$11.97 none
Braskem S.A.
(BAK)
$17.85 none
Cabot Corporation
(CBT)
$69.24 none
Olin Corporation
(OLN)
$62.55 none
Aspen Aerogels
(ASPN)
$16.64 none
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(AU)
$17.74 none
Valhi
(VHI)
$43.45 none
BHP Group
(BHP)
$67.32 none
Tronox Holdings plc
(TROX)
$17.67 none
Martin Marietta Materials
(MLM)
$327.76 none
Silvercorp Metals
(SVM)
$2.74 none
CVR Partners, LP
(UAN)
$129.29 none
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
(OR)
$11.42 none
RPM International
(RPM)
$84.36 none
Silver Bull Resources
(SVBL)
$0.19 none
Air Products and Chemicals
(APD)
$237.59 none
Greystone Logistics
(GLGI)
$0.73 none
Geodrill Limited
(GDLLF)
$1.88 none
AdvanSix
(ASIX)
$43.85 none
Nutrien Ltd.
(NTR)
$97.02 none
Hummingbird Resources PLC
(HUMRF)
$0.15 none
CRH plc
(CRH)
$39.67 none
Eagle Materials
(EXP)
$121.85 none
United States Steel Corporation
(X)
$23.79 none
Gevo
(GEVO)
$3.70 none
Ingevity Corporation
(NGVT)
$67.57 none
Masonite International Corporation
(DOOR)
$85.55 none
Mesabi Trust
(MSB)
$25.75 60%
Franco-Nevada Corporation
(FNV)
$139.02 none
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
(AXTA)
$25.12 none
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
(WPM)
$41.58 none
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
(RS)
$178.46 none
Westlake Chemical Partners LP
(WLKP)
$25.88 none
NACCO Industries
(NC)
$51.98 50%
James Hardie Industries plc
(JHX)
$25.92 none
Summit Materials
(SUM)
$25.81 none
Boise Cascade Company
(BCC)
$76.72 none
The Chemours Company
(CC)
$40.80 none
Rayonier Advanced Materials
(RYAM)
$4.62 none
Stepan Company
(SCL)
$106.74 none
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
(ACH)
$10.79 none
American Vanguard Corporation
(AVD)
$22.31 none
Tecnoglass
(TGLS)
$20.16 none
Norsk Hydro ASA
(NHYDY)
$7.50 none
Green Plains
(GPRE)
$33.00 none
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
(CX)
$4.41 none
Minerals Technologies
(MTX)
$64.26 none
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
(ARLP)
$18.92 40%
NewMarket Corporation
(NEU)
$337.32 none
Mason Graphite
(MGPHF)
$0.41 none
Endeavour Mining Corporation
(EDVMF)
$23.12 none
The Mosaic Company
(MOS)
$57.95 none
Kinross Gold Corporation
(KGC)
$4.50 50%
ArcelorMittal
(MT)
$29.17 none
MAG Silver Corp.
(MAG)
$14.41 none
UFP Industries
(UFPI)
$75.14 none
First Majestic Silver Corp.
(AG)
$8.30 none
FutureFuel Corp.
(FF)
$7.14 30%
Chase Corporation
(CCF)
$79.14 none
Fortuna Silver Mines
(FSM)
$3.40 none
Ecolab
(ECL)
$159.49 none
Fletcher Building Limited
(FCREY)
$7.66 none
Constellium SE
(CSTM)
$15.76 none
PolyMet Mining Corp.
(PLM)
$2.79 none
Univar Solutions
(UNVR)
$28.49 none
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
(ASM)
$0.67 none
Vista Gold Corp.
(VGZ)
$0.79 none
Quaker Chemical Corporation
(KWR)
$139.19 none
NovaGold Resources
(NG)
$5.68 none
Cleveland-Cliffs
(CLF)
$21.79 none
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
(USAP)
$8.09 70%
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
(PZG)
$0.47 none
Eldorado Gold Corporation
(EGO)
$8.39 60%
Gulf Resources
(GURE)
$4.00 none
BASF SE
(BASFY)
$12.95 none
SunCoke Energy
(SXC)
$7.72 60%
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(ODC)
$22.98 30%
Golden Minerals Company
(AUMN)
$0.36 none
IAMGOLD Corporation
(IAG)
$2.22 70%
International Flavors & Fragrances
(IFF)
$128.93 none
Equinox Gold Corp.
(EQX)
$5.83 none
Eastman Chemical Company
(EMN)
$101.96 none
Solitario Zinc Corp.
(XPL)
$0.69 none
Northern Technologies International Corporation
(NTIC)
$10.54 none
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
(SWM)
$26.31 20%
GMS
(GMS)
$46.66 none
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(SHW)
$257.95 none
Neenah
(NP)
$36.31 none
Koppers Holdings
(KOP)
$24.42 30%
The Monarch Cement Company
(MCEM)
$105.00 none
Synalloy Corporation
(SYNL)
$15.43 none
Vale S.A.
(VALE)
$16.72 40%
P. H. Glatfelter Company
(GLT)
$7.81 60%
Orezone Gold Corporation
(ORZCF)
$1.06 none
Celanese Corporation
(CE)
$150.73 none
Kronos Worldwide
(KRO)
$17.50 none
Rio Tinto Group
(RIO)
$69.54 none
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
(LYB)
$107.87 none
Great Panther Mining Limited
(GPL)
$0.18 none
Commercial Metals Company
(CMC)
$36.63 none
Balchem Corporation
(BCPC)
$120.52 none
Tanzanian Gold Corporation
(TRX)
$0.31 none
Royal Gold
(RGLD)
$114.41 none
United States Lime & Minerals
(USLM)
$112.08 none
Olympic Steel
(ZEUS)
$32.68 50%
Huntsman Corporation
(HUN)
$35.25 none
Armstrong World Industries
(AWI)
$81.09 none
Southern Copper Corporation
(SCCO)
$59.06 none
Materion Corporation
(MTRN)
$78.88 none
China Green Agriculture
(CGA)
$7.90 70%
Steel Dynamics
(STLD)
$75.91 none
Compass Minerals International
(CMP)
$43.34 none
Core Molding Technologies
(CMT)
$10.35 30%
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
(AEM)
$53.86 none
TimkenSteel Corporation
(TMST)
$21.11 none