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Basic materials sector

Published: September 29th, 2020 - 9.03pm EDT
The basic materials sector (also known as basic industries sector) is an industry category made up of businesses engaged in the discovery, development, and processing of raw materials. The sector includes companies engaged in mining and metal refining, chemical products, and forestry products. Within this sector are the companies that supply most of the materials used in construction. That makes the companies and their stocks sensitive to changes in the business cycle. They tend to thrive when the economy is strong. The category is sometimes referred to simply as the materials sector.

Basic Materials / Other Industrial Metals & Mining

Piedmont Lithium Limited

PLL $37 236.36%
At close Sep 28th

Piedmont Lithium Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in the United States. It primarily holds a 100% interest in the Piedmont lithium project covering a landholding of 1,104 acres in the Carolina Lithium Belt, North [...]

Basic Materials / Gold

Barrick Gold Corporation

GOLD $28.28 1.87%
At close Sep 29th

Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the exploration, mine development, production, and sale of gold and copper properties. It has ownership interests in producing gold mines that are located in Argentina, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic [...]

Basic Materials / Other Industrial Metals & Mining

Vale S.A.

VALE $10.41 -0.76%
At close Sep 29th

Vale S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells iron ore and iron ore pellets for use as raw materials in steelmaking in Brazil and internationally. The company operates through Ferrous Minerals, Base Metals, and Coal segments. The Ferrous [...]

Basic Materials / Gold

Newmont Corporation

NEM $62.77 1.03%
At close Sep 29th

Newmont Corporation engages in the production and exploration of gold, copper, silver, zinc, and lead. The company has operations and/or assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Peru, Suriname, Argentina, Chile, Australia, and [...]

Basic Materials / Specialty Chemicals

Linde plc

LIN $236.43 -0.26%
At close Sep 29th

Linde plc operates as an industrial gas company in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers oxygen, nitrogen, argon, rare gases, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, [...]

Basic Materials / Copper

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

FCX $15.32 -3.65%
At close Sep 29th

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. engages in the mining of mineral properties in North America, South America, and Indonesia. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas. Its assets include the Grasberg [...]

Basic Materials / Specialty Chemicals

The Sherwin-Williams Company

SHW $705.67 -0.20%
At close Sep 29th

The Sherwin-Williams Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. It operates in three segments: The Americas Group, Consumer Brands Group, [...]

Basic Materials / Steel

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

CLF $6.56 11.56%
At close Sep 28th

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. operates as an independent iron ore mining company in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Mining and Pelletizing, and Metallics. The company operates three iron ore mines, including the Tilden [...]

Basic Materials / Other Industrial Metals & Mining

Lithium Americas Corp.

LAC $10.5 22.95%
At close Sep 28th

Lithium Americas Corp. operates as a resource company in the United States. The company explores for lithium deposits. It primarily holds interests in the Cauchari-Olaroz Project located in Jujuy province of Argentina; and owns a 100% interest in the [...]

Basic Materials / Other Industrial Metals & Mining

Rio Tinto Group

RIO $60.21 -0.46%
At close Sep 29th

Rio Tinto Group engages in finding, mining, and processing mineral resources worldwide. The company offers aluminum, silver, molybdenum, copper, diamonds, gold, borates, titanium dioxide, salt, iron ore, and uranium. It is also involved in the alumina [...]

Basic Materials / Chemicals

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

APD $293.86 0.41%
At close Sep 29th

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and services worldwide. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, [...]

Basic Materials / Specialty Chemicals

Ecolab Inc.

ECL $197.45 -0.41%
At close Sep 29th

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services worldwide. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other segments. Its Global Industrial segment offers water treatment and process [...]

Basic Materials / Other Industrial Metals & Mining

BHP Group

BHP $51.6 -2.16%
At close Sep 29th

BHP Group engages in the natural resources business in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. It operates through Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. The company [...]

Basic Materials / Specialty Chemicals

Albemarle Corporation

ALB $86.86 2.38%
At close Sep 29th

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Lithium, Bromine Specialties, and Catalysts. The Lithium segment offers lithium compounds, including lithium carbonate, [...]

Basic Materials / Building Materials

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.

MLM $231.06 -0.35%
At close Sep 29th

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., a natural resource-based building materials company, supplies aggregates and heavy building materials to the construction industry in the United States and internationally. It offers crushed stone, sand, and gravel products; [...]

Basic Materials / Chemicals

Dow Inc.

DOW $46.57 -1.92%
At close Sep 29th

Dow Inc. provides various materials science solutions for consumer care, infrastructure, and packaging markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through Packaging & [...]

Basic Materials / Specialty Chemicals

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

IFF $121.4 2.04%
At close Sep 28th

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products. It operates through two segments, Taste and Scent. The Taste segment offers flavor compounds primarily [...]

Basic Materials / Steel

ArcelorMittal

MT $13.37 10.59%
At close Sep 28th

ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates steel manufacturing and mining facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. The company's principal steel products include semi-finished flat products, such as slabs; [...]

Basic Materials / Specialty Chemicals

LyondellBasell Industries N.V.

LYB $70.28 -1.31%
At close Sep 29th

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a chemical company in the United States, Germany, Mexico, Italy, France, Japan, China, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company operates in six segments: Olefins and Polyolefins—Americas; Olefins [...]

Basic Materials / Specialty Chemicals

PPG Industries, Inc.

PPG $120.33 -1.16%
At close Sep 29th

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes paints, coatings, and specialty materials worldwide. The company's Performance Coatings segment offers coatings, solvents, adhesives, sundries, and software for automotive and commercial transport/fleet [...]

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