Basic Industries sector stocks

XLB stock price: $60.51 0.02% At close on Feb 14th, 2020

Basic Industries sector definition

The basic materials sector is a category of stocks for companies involved in the discovery, development and processing of raw materials. The sector includes the mining and refining of metals, chemical products and forestry products. The basic materials sector is sensitive to changes in the business cycle. Because companies in this sector supply materials for construction, they depend on a strong economy.

Basic Industries sector is composed of 307 companies with a total market capitalization of $2.09 tn

Basic Industries companies

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA)

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes high performance coatings primarily for the transportation industry.It operates in two segments, Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings. The Performance Coatings segment offers various specially-formulated water and solvent borne products and systems that are used to refinish damaged vehicles for independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership body shops. This segment also provides functional, and decorative liquid and powder coatings for use in various industrial applications, including architectural cladding and fittings, automotive coatings, general industrial, job coaters, electrical insulation coatings, HVAC, appliances, rebar, and oil and gas pipelines. This segment sells its products under the Cromax, Standox, Spies Hecker, Syrox, Voltatex, AquaEC, ZENITH, Durapon, Hydropon, Ceranamel, Alesta, Nap-Gard, Abcite, and Plascoat brands directly to customers, as well as through a network of independent local distributors. The Transportation Coatings segment develops and supplies a line of coatings products, such as electrocoat, primer, basecoat, and clearcoat products for OEMs of light and commercial vehicles; and various coatings systems for various commercial applications, including HDT, bus, rail, and ACE. This segment offers its commercial vehicles under the Imron, Imron ExcelPro, Imron Elite, Centari, Rival, Corlar epoxy undercoats, and AquaEC brands. The company sells and ships its products directly to light vehicle OEM customers. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company was formerly known as Axalta Coating Systems Bermuda Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. in August 2014. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Industry: Paints/Coatings
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $6.24 bn
  • 3M gains: +1.87 %
  • Avg. Volume: 10.0 M

Goldcorp Inc. (GG)

Goldcorp Inc. acquires, explores for, develops, and operates precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America.It primarily explores for gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper deposits. The company's principal producing mining properties include the Éléonore, Musselwhite, Porcupine, and Red Lake mines in Canada; the Peñasquito mine in Mexico; the Cerro Negro mine in Argentina; and the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic. Goldcorp Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $9.38 bn
  • 3M gains: +8.12 %
  • Avg. Volume: 104.1 M

Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD)

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Channel Islands
  • Market cap: $22.61 bn
  • 3M gains: +19.73 %
  • Avg. Volume: 51.5 M

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC)

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services. It offers project services that include engineering, architectural, interiors, design, planning, and related services, as well as planning, scheduling, procurement, estimating, cost engineering, project accounting and delivery, safety, and other support services.The company also provides process, scientific, and systems consulting services, including performing pricing studies, market analyses, and financial projections in determining the feasibility of a project; performing gasoline reformulation modeling; analyzing and evaluating layout and mechanical designs for complex processing plants; analyzing automation and control systems; analyzing, designing, and executing bio containment strategies; developing and performing process protocols; and performing geological and metallurgical studies. In addition, it offers traditional field construction, modular construction consulting, and environmental remedial construction services. Further, the company provides operations and maintenance services that include managing subcontractors and other on-site personnel; and offering process plant maintenance, management and technical support, and program management services, as well as offers systems information technology, and data security solutions. It serves various industries and markets, such as oil and gas exploration, production, and refining; chemicals and polymers; aerospace, defense, and environmental programs; buildings; infrastructure and telecommunications; mining and minerals; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; power; pulp and paper; technology and manufacturing; and food and consumer products, and others. The company provides its services through approximately 200 offices located in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

  • Industry: Military/Government/Technical
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $9.47 bn
  • 3M gains: -1.10 %
  • Avg. Volume: 5.2 M

Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)

Kinross Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, extraction, and processing of gold-containing ore.It also engages in the reclamation of gold mining properties; and production and sale of silver. The company's gold production and exploration activities are carried out principally in Canada, the United States, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and Mauritania. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $4.08 bn
  • 3M gains: +19.95 %
  • Avg. Volume: 55.7 M

Livent Corporation (LTHM)

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
  • Country:
  • Market cap: $1.83 bn
  • 3M gains: +42.20 %
  • Avg. Volume: 11.4 M

Masco Corporation (MAS)

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes home improvement and building products worldwide. Its Plumbing Products segment offers faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bath hardware and accessories, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tubs, shower trays, spas products, exercise pools, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other non-decorative plumbing products.This segment offers its products under the DELTA, BRIZO, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, WALTEC, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, PLUMB SHOP, COBRA, COBRA PRO, and MASTER PLUMBER brands. The company's Decorative Architectural Products segment provides architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paints, stains, and waterproofing products; cabinet, door, and window hardware; and functional hardware, glass shower doors, wall plates, hook and rail products, and picture hanging accessories, as well as decorative bath hardware, and shower accessories and doors. This segment provides its products under the BEHR, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, DELTA, and FRANKLIN BRASS brands. Its Cabinetry Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications under the KRAFTMAID, CARDELL, MERILLAT, and QUALITY CABINETS brands. The company's Windows and Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; and vinyl windows, and composite and panel doors under the MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, and EVOLUTION. It offers its products through home center retailers, online retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan.

  • Industry: Forest Products
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $10.97 bn
  • 3M gains: +0.24 %
  • Avg. Volume: 11.6 M

ArcelorMittal (MT)

ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates steel manufacturing and mining facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa.It operates through NAFTA, Brazil, Europe, ACIS, and Mining segments. The company produces finished and semi-finished steel products with various specifications. Its principal steel products include semi-finished flat products, such as slabs; finished flat products comprising plates, hot- and cold-rolled coils and sheets, hot-dipped and electro-galvanized coils and sheets, and tinplate and color coated coils and sheets; semi-finished long products, such as blooms and billets; finished long products, including bars, wire-rods, structural sections, rails, sheet piles, and wire-products; and seamless and welded pipes and tubes. The company's principal mining products comprise iron ore lump, fines, concentrate, pellets, and sinter feed; and coking, pulverized coal injection, and thermal coal. It provides its steel products to the automotive, appliance, engineering, construction, energy, and machinery industries. The company sells its products in local markets and through a centralized marketing organization to customers in approximately 160 countries. It has iron ore mining activities in Brazil, Bosnia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Mexico, Ukraine, and the United States; and coal mining activities in Kazakhstan and the United States. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

  • Industry: Steel and Iron
  • Country: Luxembourg
  • Market cap: $22.3 bn
  • 3M gains: +3.71 %
  • Avg. Volume: 12.6 M

Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. (NAK)

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. acquires, explores for, and develops mineral properties in the United States. Its principal mineral property is the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project that includes 2,402 mineral claims located in southwest Alaska.The company was formerly known as Northern Dynasty Explorations Ltd. and changed its name to Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. in October 1997. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $165.06 M
  • 3M gains: +3.57 %
  • Avg. Volume: 9.9 M

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM)

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver.Its operations and\u002For assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Ghana, and Suriname. As of February 22, 2018, the company had proven and probable gold reserves of 68.5 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 23,000 square miles. Newmont Mining Corporation was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $17.64 bn
  • 3M gains: +17.58 %
  • Avg. Volume: 30.3 M

Novagold Resources Inc. (NG)

NovaGold Resources Inc. explores for and develops mineral properties in Canada and the United States. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits.It primarily holds a 50% interest in the Donlin Gold property that covers an area of 71,420 acres located in the Kuskokwim region of southwestern Alaska. It also holds a 50% interest in the Galore Creek property, a copper-gold-silver project covering an area of 293,837 acres in northwestern British Columbia. The company was formerly known as NovaCan Mining Resources (1985) Limited and changed its name to NovaGold Resources Inc. in March 1987. NovaGold Resources Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $1.14 bn
  • 3M gains: +36.05 %
  • Avg. Volume: 9.5 M

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG)

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes paints, coatings, and specialty materials in the United States and internationally.It operates through Performance Coatings and Industrial Coatings segments. The Performance Coatings segment provides coatings products for automotive and commercial transport\u002Ffleet repair and refurbishing; light industrial and specialty coatings for signs; coatings, sealants, and transparencies for commercial, military, regional jet and general aviation aircraft, and transparent armor; protective and marine coatings and finishes; architectural coatings; and purchased sundries to painting contractors and consumers, as well as chemical management services. The Industrial Coatings segment provides adhesives and sealants for the automotive industry; metal pretreatments and related chemicals for industrial and automotive applications; packaging coatings for the protection, performance, and decoration of metal cans, closures, plastic tubes, industrial packaging, and promotional and specialty packaging; precipitated silicas for tire, battery separator, and other markets; substrates for use in radio frequency identification tags and labels, e-passports, drivers' licenses, and identification cards; organic light emitting diode materials for use in displays and lighting; optical lens materials and photochromic dyes for optical lenses and color-change products. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Industry: Paints/Coatings
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $25.73 bn
  • 3M gains: -7.22 %
  • Avg. Volume: 6.7 M

Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL)

Sibanye Gold Limited operates as a precious metals mining company in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the United States. The company operates through Gold and Platinum divisions.It owns and operates gold, uranium, and platinum group metals (PGM), including platinum, palladium, and rhodium operations and projects, as well as produces by-products, such as iridium, ruthenium, nickel, copper, and chrome. The company owns and operates four underground and surface gold operations in the West Witwatersrand region and the southern Free State province of South Africa; and underground and surface PGM operations in the Bushveld Igneous Complex in South Africa, the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe, and Montana in the United States. It also owns and manages extraction and processing facilities to produce gold doré; recycles PGMs from catalytic converters and other industrial sources; and operates a smelter and base metal refinery. Sibanye Gold Limited was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Westonaria, South Africa.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: South Africa
  • Market cap: $2.34 bn
  • 3M gains: +49.74 %
  • Avg. Volume: 21.0 M

Valvoline Inc. (VVV)

Valvoline Inc. manufactures and markets engine and automotive maintenance products and services. It operates through three segments: Core North America, Quick Lubes, and International.The company offers lubricants for passenger car\u002Flight duty and heavy duty; antifreeze\u002Fcoolants for original equipment manufacturers; functional and maintenance chemicals, such as brake fluids and power steering fluids, as well as specialty coatings for automotive and industrial applications comprising rust prevention and sound absorption; and oil and air filters for light-duty vehicles. It also provides windshield wiper blades, light bulbs, serpentine belts, and drain plugs. Valvoline Inc. sells its products through approximately 1,100 Valvoline branded franchised and company-owned stores. The company also serves car dealers, general repair shops, and third-party quick lube locations. It has operations in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and other countries. Valvoline Inc. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $3.59 bn
  • 3M gains: -4.53 %
  • Avg. Volume: 5.5 M

First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG)

First Majestic Silver Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of mineral properties with a focus on silver projects in Mexico.The company owns and operates six silver producing mines, including the Santa Elena Silver\u002FGold Mine, La Encantada Silver Mine, La Parrilla Silver Mine, Del Toro Silver Mine, San Martin Silver Mine, and the La Guitarra Silver Mine. It also holds interests in the Plomosas Silver Project situated in Sinaloa State; La Luz Silver Project located in San Luis Potosi State; Jalisco group of Properties situated in various mining districts in Jalisco, Mexico; Ermitano Silver Project; and La Joya Silver Project in the city of Durango, Mexico. In addition, First Majestic Silver Corp. engages in the retail of coins and bullions in Canada; and sells silver metal in Europe. The company was formerly known as First Majestic Resource Corp. and changed its name to First Majestic Silver Corp. in November 2006. First Majestic Silver Corp. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Canada
  • Market cap: $1.17 bn
  • 3M gains: -9.43 %
  • Avg. Volume: 19.2 M

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)

AK Steel Holding Corporation, through its subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation, produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steels, and tubular products in the United States and internationally.It produces flat-rolled carbon steel products, including coated, cold-rolled, and hot-rolled carbon steel products; grain-oriented specialty stainless and electrical steels; and carbon and stainless steel tubing products. The company also buys and sells steel and steel products, as well as other materials; and produces metallurgical coal from reserves in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It sells its flat-rolled carbon steel products primarily to automotive manufacturers; customers in the infrastructure and manufacturing markets, including the manufacturers of power transmission and distribution transformers, who produce equipment for the electrical grid, as well as electrical motors and generators; and manufacturers of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, and appliances. The company also sells its carbon steel products to distributors, service centers, and converters. AK Steel Holding Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio.

  • Industry: Steel and Iron
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $943.45 M
  • 3M gains: +15.29 %
  • Avg. Volume: 35.8 M

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS)

Amyris, Inc. provides various alternatives to a range of petroleum-sourced products worldwide. The company uses its industrial bioscience technology to design microbes primarily yeast, as well as to convert plant-sourced sugars into renewable ingredients.It produces and sells Biofene that converts to squalane, which is used as an emollient in cosmetics and other personal care products; and natural oils and aroma chemicals for the flavors and fragrances market. The company also provides renewable solvents, polymers, and lubricants for industrial markets; Biofene ingredients for nutraceuticals and vitamins market; and renewable fuels for transportation fuels markets. It has a collaboration partnership with Total S.A. to produce and commercialize Biofene-based diesel and jet fuels. The company was formerly known as Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and changed its name to Amyris, Inc. in June 2010. Amyris, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $337.62 M
  • 3M gains: -2.85 %
  • Avg. Volume: 7.2 M

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU)

AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining and exploration company. The company also produces silver, uranium oxide, copper, and sulphuric acid.Its portfolio includes 17 mines in South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia, and the Americas. AngloGold Ashanti Limited was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: South Africa
  • Market cap: $5.63 bn
  • 3M gains: -0.51 %
  • Avg. Volume: 12.6 M

BHP Group Limited (BHP)

BHP Billiton Limited discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. It operates through four segments: Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal.The company explores for copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical coal, thermal energy coal, and oil and gas properties. It also engages in the mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; the provision of freight, finance, administrative, trading, marketing, and support services; and potash development activities. The company was formerly known as BHP Limited and changed its name to BHP Billiton Limited in July 2001. BHP Billiton Limited was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. BHP Billiton Limited is a subsidiary of BHP Billiton Group.

  • Industry: Precious Metals
  • Country: Australia
  • Market cap: $131.43 bn
  • 3M gains: +1.57 %
  • Avg. Volume: 8.0 M

Chemours Company (The) (CC)

The Chemours Company provides performance chemicals in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.It operates through three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts, and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment manufactures and sells titanium dioxide under the Ti-Pure and BaiMax brands for various applications in architectural and industrial coatings, flexible and rigid plastic packaging, polyvinylchloride window profiles, laminate papers used for furniture and building materials, and coated papers and paperboards used for packaging. The Fluoroproducts segment provides fluoroproducts, including refrigerants, and industrial fluoropolymer resins and derivatives under the Teflon, Viton, Krytox, and Nafion brand names. The Chemical Solutions segment offers industrial and specialty chemicals for gold production, oil and gas, water treatment, electronics, and automotive industries. It also provides sodium cyanide through its mining solutions business; and performance chemicals and intermediates, such as methylamines, glycolic acid, and Vazo free radical initiators. The Chemours Company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • Industry: Major Chemicals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $6.62 bn
  • 3M gains: +5.10 %
  • Avg. Volume: 13.1 M

Basic Industries sector performance

Materials ETF grew a slightly good 0.70% this week.

Not so far away is the last price record Materials ETF marked late December 2019. Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $61.94 resistance. Last week XLB price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up by mid May 2019, XLB price climbed $6.27 per share (11.56%).

Materials ETF performance
3 months+0.80 %
6 months+8.00 %
1 year+13.40 %

Basic Industries sector industries

Industry
Agricultural Chemicals
Aluminum
Containers/Packaging
Electric Utilities
Engineering & Construction
Environmental Services
Forest Products
General Bldg Contractors - Nonresidential Bldgs
Home Furnishings
Homebuilding
Major Chemicals
Metal Fabrications
Military/Government/Technical
Mining & Quarrying of Nonmetallic Minerals
Miscellaneous
Other Specialty Stores
Package Goods/Cosmetics
Paints/Coatings
Paper
Precious Metals
Specialty Chemicals
Steel and Iron
Telecommunications Equipment
Textiles
Water Supply

Novartis stock

The featured stock this month is Novartis, a leading pharma company that markets a range of healthcare products worldwide. Novartis stock made all-time highs last July, and since then the share has been sliding progressively and it's now down close to 10% from ATH.

Top performing stocks in the Basic Industries sector

Company3M gain6M gain
Air Products and Chemicals+6.79 %+13.06 %
Linde+6.62 %+18.99 %
MDU Resources+10.83 %+21.14 %
Procter & Gamble+5.27 %+7.15 %