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Best Basic Material Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top basic material stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best basic material stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the basic materials sector.

Sector: Basic Materials
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
NTR
NUTRIEN LTD
NYSE
Agricultural Inputs
$55.93B$101.45-2.59%$8.41B13.01x1.17
BLDR
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$10.88B$62.99-7.86%$3.53B5.56x1.35
BHP
BHP GROUP LTD
NYSE
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
$323.08B$63.82-2.64%$34.68B19.14x1.00
STLD
STEEL DYNAMICS INC
NASDAQ
Steel
$14.32B$75.89-3.26%$5.48B3.91x0.87
TGLS
TECNOGLASS INC
NASDAQ
Building Products & Equipment
$1.00B$21.02-4.45%$144.89M12.44x1.25
PATK
PATRICK INDUSTRIES INC
NASDAQ
Building Products & Equipment
$1.43B$62.36-7.42%$557.47M4.88x2.71
ARLP
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS LP
NASDAQ
Thermal Coal
$2.31B$18.18-3.40%$533.60M12.54x0.81
ERO
ERO COPPER CORP
NYSE
Copper
$1.02B$11.29-3.09%$317.64M4.53x1.19
BXC
BLUELINX HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$811.65M$84.04-7.43%$559.04M2.21x2.12
GGB
GERDAU SA
NYSE
Steel
$9.03B$5.25-6.75%$5.08B2.76x0.73
LGO
LARGO INC
NASDAQ
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
$616.20M$9.520.74%$49.11M38.08x0.20
CF
CF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Agricultural Inputs
$21.20B$101.61-6.31%$3.58B13.04x1.76
EXK
ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP
NYSE
Silver
$612.10M$3.39-6.87%$56.90M48.43x0.22
TGB
TASEKO MINES LTD
NYSEMKT
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
$438.02M$1.53-3.77%$159.26M10.34x2.24
EXP
EAGLE MATERIALS INC
NYSE
Building Materials
$4.87B$123.31-3.16%$626.96M13.89x1.10
PAAS
PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP
NASDAQ
Silver
$4.47B$21.26-3.84%$509.57M24.44x0.32
EMN
EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO
NYSE
Chemicals
$13.43B$104.22-2.51%$1.73B16.89x1.67
TREX
TREX CO INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$6.81B$60.15-1.43%$345.86M29.93x0.35
AMR
ALPHA METALLURGICAL RESOURCES INC
NYSE
Thermal Coal
$2.86B$152.73-1.62%$940.24M3.91x1.27
NUE
NUCOR CORP
NYSE
Steel
$31.71B$119.18-4.71%$11.48B4.27x0.82
LPX
LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$5.50B$66.97-6.01%$2.15B3.97x0.65
SSD
SIMPSON MANUFACTURING CO INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$4.40B$101.95-2.10%$469.96M14.22x0.85
ASIX
ADVANSIX INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$1.29B$45.95-2.65%$299.94M7.40x1.21
ROCK
GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES INC
NASDAQ
Building Products & Equipment
$1.30B$39.67-0.15%$138.92M16.67x0.48
SBSW
SIBANYE STILLWATER LTD
NYSE
Gold
$8.32B$11.85-4.05%$3.14B4.08x0.90
MOS
MOSAIC CO
NYSE
Agricultural Inputs
$22.24B$61.45-6.38%$4.56B8.62x1.00
METC
RAMACO RESOURCES INC
NASDAQ
Coking Coal
$641.08M$14.48-4.86%$124.77M8.27x0.61
KRO
KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.90B$16.480.30%$280.50M12.58x1.23
AU
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD
NYSE
Gold
$7.11B$17.04-2.57%$934.00M11.51x0.97
NX
QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS CORP
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$658.73M$19.73-0.25%$126.75M10.84x0.69
GFI
GOLD FIELDS LTD
NYSE
Gold
$9.94B$11.20-1.67%$1.32B12.58x0.81
CMCL
CALEDONIA MINING CORP PLC
NYSEMKT
Gold
$164.91M$12.852.64%$42.28M8.18x0.18
JELD
JELD-WEN HOLDING INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$1.57B$17.99-1.42%$380.87M12.16x3.73
BTG
B2GOLD CORP
NYSEMKT
Gold
$4.17B$3.94-2.48%$681.73M9.85x0.20
CMC
COMMERCIAL METALS CO
NYSE
Steel
$4.48B$36.89-4.23%$1.35B4.97x0.92
SCHN
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES INC
NASDAQ
Steel
$1.03B$37.36-4.06%$304.83M5.53x0.91
HUN
HUNTSMAN CORP
NYSE
Chemicals
$7.46B$35.57-2.60%$1.85B6.53x1.12
WMS
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$7.14B$99.29-4.99%$508.88M34.36x1.92
CE
CELANESE CORP
NYSE
Chemicals
$16.39B$151.31-2.70%$2.92B8.04x1.62
RIO
RIO TINTO LTD
NYSE
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
$108.47B$66.67-3.32%$34.29B5.12x0.90
NTIC
NORTHERN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORP
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$98.39M$10.67-3.09%$11.25M11.60x0.24
RS
RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM CO
NYSE
Steel
$11.30B$182.41-4.93%$2.51B6.85x0.55
BIOX
BIOCERES CROP SOLUTIONS CORP
NASDAQ
Agricultural Inputs
$577.52M$14.050.00%$52.02M151.08x4.26
LTHM
LIVENT CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.39B$27.17-2.13%$107.00M79.91x0.46
USLM
UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS INC
NASDAQ
Building Materials
$637.48M$112.42-1.31%$69.70M16.44x0.13
BCC
BOISE CASCADE CO
NYSE
Lumber & Wood Production
$3.14B$79.71-3.56%$1.26B3.63x0.88
ACH
ALUMINUM CORP OF CHINA LTD
NYSE
Aluminum
$6.82B$10.01-4.85%$1.74B8.96x2.09
GMS
GMS INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$2.03B$47.11-3.19%$475.23M8.81x2.08
CBT
CABOT CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$3.98B$70.58-2.35%$422.00M31.09x2.68
OLN
OLIN CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$9.57B$63.00-3.42%$2.64B6.89x2.08
AVNT
AVIENT CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.32B$47.21-2.11%$531.30M18.30x1.78
WDFC
WD 40 CO
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$2.41B$176.31-3.73%$95.89M35.98x1.13
IBP
INSTALLED BUILDING PRODUCTS INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$2.55B$87.01-5.33%$321.71M18.92x3.24
TG
TREDEGAR CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$396.42M$11.712.72%$99.62M6.01x1.67
CSTM
CONSTELLIUM SE
NYSE
Aluminum
$2.27B$16.02-4.70%$960.87M19.14x8.76
SCCO
SOUTHERN COPPER CORP
NYSE
Copper
$43.20B$55.88-1.91%$7.01B12.64x1.19
OC
OWENS CORNING
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$9.19B$94.71-2.47%$2.09B8.87x1.37
GAU
GALIANO GOLD INC
NYSEMKT
Gold
$90.15M$0.40-3.83%$57.58M1.55x0.02
TROX
TRONOX HOLDINGS PLC
NYSE
Chemicals
$2.76B$17.73-3.43%$786.00M9.69x1.97
CC
CHEMOURS CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$6.43B$41.35-3.43%$1.34B9.01x5.45
CSL
CARLISLE COMPANIES INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$12.74B$246.36-4.37%$1.03B22.94x1.73
JHX
JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC
NYSE
Building Materials
$11.63B$26.11-2.57%$867.40M25.35x2.18
LYB
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$36.14B$110.31-0.98%$9.13B6.27x1.98
SVM
SILVERCORP METALS INC
NYSEMKT
Silver
$464.02M$2.62-4.38%$79.20M13.79x0.21
MP
MP MATERIALS CORP
NYSE
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
$6.56B$36.96-4.47%$286.05M31.59x0.82
CCF
CHASE CORP
NYSEMKT
Specialty Chemicals
$746.24M$78.81-1.46%$74.18M17.06x0.15
HDSN
HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$428.89M$9.55-0.62%$87.66M6.73x1.45
UFPI
UFP INDUSTRIES INC
NASDAQ
Lumber & Wood Production
$4.86B$77.51-3.21%$941.12M7.79x0.67
WLK
WESTLAKE CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$16.82B$131.04-3.85%$4.39B6.67x1.21
ZEUS
OLYMPIC STEEL INC
NASDAQ
Steel
$372.22M$33.45-0.62%$214.65M2.82x1.26
AWI
ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$3.87B$82.37-3.45%$366.80M20.39x2.18
RFP
RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTS INC
NYSE
Paper & Paper Products
$1.09B$14.13-5.36%$818.00M2.56x1.15
RPM
RPM INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$10.90B$84.19-3.10%$826.06M24.19x2.45
FMC
FMC CORP
NYSE
Agricultural Inputs
$14.95B$118.69-0.52%$1.16B19.95x2.56
IOSP
INNOSPEC INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$2.58B$103.99-1.92%$196.20M24.18x0.52
CNR
CORNERSTONE BUILDING BRANDS INC
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$3.09B$24.25-0.16%$1.51B4.03x3.44
NEXA
NEXA RESOURCES SA
NYSE
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
$1.08B$8.12-4.58%$769.28M6.94x2.13
VALE
VALE SA
NYSE
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
$75.59B$15.62-3.04%$31.83B3.49x1.57
EQX
EQUINOX GOLD CORP
NYSEMKT
Gold
$1.65B$5.43-2.16%$691.89M3.33x0.52
CRH
CRH PUBLIC LTD CO
NYSE
Building Materials
$30.23B$39.05-3.48%$5.29B11.88x1.17
AVTR
AVANTOR INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$18.43B$30.19-3.64%$1.42B33.92x2.18
MAG
MAG SILVER CORP
NYSEMKT
Silver
$1.29B$13.17-3.37%$7.70M101.31x0.02
ICL
ICL GROUP LTD
NYSE
Agricultural Inputs
$14.70B$11.43-8.34%$2.51B11.55x1.25
SSRM
SSR MINING INC
NASDAQ
Gold
$4.07B$19.12-2.25%$582.71M10.74x0.31
MSB
MESABI TRUST
NYSE
Steel
$322.88M$24.61-0.97%$68.77M4.70x0.75
DOOR
MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORP
NYSE
Building Products & Equipment
$1.89B$83.80-3.17%$303.82M17.03x2.49
PPG
PPG INDUSTRIES INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$28.24B$119.56-3.84%$2.09B26.28x2.50
FRD
FRIEDMAN INDUSTRIES INC
NYSEMKT
Steel
$61.50M$8.97-3.65%$43.17M1.95x0.65
MTRN
MATERION CORP
NYSE
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
$1.65B$80.22-2.82%$130.72M23.52x1.28
MLM
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC
NYSE
Building Materials
$20.20B$323.97-3.25%$1.44B30.68x1.22
FSM
FORTUNA SILVER MINES INC
NYSE
Silver
$898.99M$3.08-4.05%$254.63M13.39x0.43
SQM
CHEMICAL & MINING CO OF CHILE INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$25.77B$90.210.41%$919.10M144.34x1.20
WLKP
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP
NYSE
Chemicals
$970.51M$27.56-0.97%$205.47M11.68x1.63
NGVT
INGEVITY CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$2.61B$67.48-0.34%$356.10M20.39x2.58
PPIH
PERMA-PIPE INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Building Products & Equipment
$111.96M$13.7313.66%$13.48M18.31x1.27
LEU
CENTRUS ENERGY CORP
NYSEMKT
Uranium
$333.24M$23.00-5.81%$138.40M2.28x-5.04
NRP
NATURAL RESOURCE PARTNERS LP
NYSE
Thermal Coal
$593.16M$47.43-1.68%$187.24M4.50x1.60
BCPC
BALCHEM CORP
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$3.79B$118.10-1.50%$183.60M37.37x0.37
MT
ARCELORMITTAL
NYSE
Steel
$25.91B$28.45-2.43%$21.09B2.10x0.80
SID
NATIONAL STEEL CO
NYSE
Steel
$4.86B$3.50-6.67%$4.40B2.02x2.76

Basic Material Industries

IndustryStocks1d %1w %1m %1y %Zen ScoreP/E ratioP/B RatioROEROAROCEUpside/DownsideConsensus
17-5.52%+2.85%-18.73%+11.99%15.88x2.34x+22.44%+8.83%+15.72%+13.16%Buy
5-4.63%+5.50%-20.49%-8.54%0.13x1.50x+23.98%+3.85%+10.81%+25.13%Buy
13-2.71%+2.55%-6.77%-16.11%23.74x2.30x+13.59%+5.64%+9.74%+39.29%Buy
34-3.83%+3.36%+1.05%-11.46%18.47x3.63x+6.05%+13.06%+22.59%+35.21%Buy
23-1.77%+4.81%-2.19%-5.53%28.46x2.44x+37.37%+9.12%+14.96%+23.96%Buy
5-1.81%+1.57%-19.69%+65.21%7.00x1.71x-29.73%+15.80%+18.03%+16.35%Buy
5-3.98%-0.87%-24.10%-15.61%10.79x2.99x+37.51%+13.90%+26.66%+28.51%Buy
42-2.51%-4.68%-23.75%-19.32%17.84x1.77x+8.25%+5.60%+8.65%+45.94%Buy
5-3.34%+5.24%+1.49%+15.93%0.34x1.68x+25.06%+19.65%+31.02%+18.98%Buy
34-3.13%+6.31%-18.80%-15.06%13.15x3.33x+37.53%+17.19%+32.20%+43.57%Strong Buy
15-3.56%+1.59%-25.91%-45.34%34.55x1.18x-167.79%-6.68%-4.66%+128.22%Strong Buy
9-3.63%+2.40%+7.08%-21.88%1.43x1.95x+89.10%+14.13%+24.32%+27.90%Buy
7-4.21%-1.34%-31.59%-43.97%29.83x1.45x+4.41%+3.44%+6.11%+87.75%Strong Buy
55-2.47%+2.31%-0.40%-9.91%36.12x3.68x+23.47%+6.16%+11.06%+25.39%Buy
22-3.60%+0.19%-16.23%-1.60%4.07x0.93x+45.82%+21.22%+31.70%+23.67%Buy
8-2.01%-0.93%-3.45%+262.33%69.07x2.11x+62.21%+17.87%+23.83%-2.75%Strong Buy
8-5.32%+13.71%-29.68%+4.16%-39.50x2.90x-0.35%+1.82%+3.88%+98.17%Buy

Basic Material Stocks FAQ

What are the best basic material stocks to buy right now in May 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best basic material stocks to buy right now are:

1. NUTRIEN (NYSE:NTR)


NUTRIEN (NYSE:NTR) is the top basic material stock with a Zen Score of 68, which is 31 points higher than the basic material sector average of 37. It passed 26 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. NUTRIEN has seen its stock return 66.26% over the past year, overperforming other basic material stocks by 72 percentage points.

NUTRIEN has an average 1 year price target of $96.00, a downside of -5.37% from NUTRIEN's current stock price of $101.45.

NUTRIEN stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 12 analysts covering NUTRIEN, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 16.67% have issued a Buy, 33.33% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE (NYSE:BLDR)


BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE (NYSE:BLDR) is the second best basic material stock with a Zen Score of 67, which is 30 points higher than the basic material sector average of 37. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE has seen its stock return 37.38% over the past year, overperforming other basic material stocks by 43 percentage points.

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE has an average 1 year price target of $97.83, an upside of 55.32% from BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE's current stock price of $62.99.

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 50% have issued a Buy, 16.67% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. TECNOGLASS (NASDAQ:TGLS)


TECNOGLASS (NASDAQ:TGLS) is the third best basic material stock with a Zen Score of 66, which is 29 points higher than the basic material sector average of 37. It passed 26 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. TECNOGLASS has seen its stock return 17.04% over the past year, overperforming other basic material stocks by 23 percentage points.

TECNOGLASS has an average 1 year price target of $35.00, an upside of 66.51% from TECNOGLASS's current stock price of $21.02.

TECNOGLASS stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering TECNOGLASS, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the basic material stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 151 basic material stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 basic material stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA (NYSE:CPAC)


CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA (NYSE:CPAC) has an annual dividend yield of 20.49%, which is 18 percentage points higher than the basic material sector average of 2.79%. CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA's dividend payout ratio of 205.6% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. BRASKEM SA (NYSE:BAK)


BRASKEM SA (NYSE:BAK) has an annual dividend yield of 19.71%, which is 17 percentage points higher than the basic material sector average of 2.79%. BRASKEM SA's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% four times in the last 10 years. BRASKEM SA's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

BRASKEM SA's dividend payout ratio of 44.2% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. MESABI TRUST (NYSE:MSB)


MESABI TRUST (NYSE:MSB) has an annual dividend yield of 17.47%, which is 15 percentage points higher than the basic material sector average of 2.79%. MESABI TRUST's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% sixteen times in the last 10 years. MESABI TRUST's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

MESABI TRUST's dividend payout ratio of 79.2% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are basic material stocks down?

Basic material stocks were down -3.04% in the last day, and up 2.36% over the last week. CENTURY ALUMINUM was the among the top losers in the basic materials sector, dropping -16.32% yesterday.

Century Aluminum shares are trading lower after Wolfe Research downgraded the stock from Outperform to Peer Perform and lowered its price target from $30 to $14.

What are the most undervalued basic material stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued basic material stocks right now are:

1. TECNOGLASS (NASDAQ:TGLS)


TECNOGLASS (NASDAQ:TGLS) is the most undervalued basic material stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. TECNOGLASS has a valuation score of 86, which is 52 points higher than the basic material sector average of 34. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

TECNOGLASS's stock has gained 17.04% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the basic material sector by 23 percentage points.

2. ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS (NASDAQ:ARLP)


ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS (NASDAQ:ARLP) is the second most undervalued basic material stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS has a valuation score of 86, which is 52 points higher than the basic material sector average of 34. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS's stock has gained 194.65% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the basic material sector by 201 percentage points.

3. GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES (NASDAQ:ROCK)


GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES (NASDAQ:ROCK) is the third most undervalued basic material stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES has a valuation score of 86, which is 52 points higher than the basic material sector average of 34. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES's stock has dropped -49.83% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the basic material sector by -44 percentage points.

Are basic material stocks a good buy now?

41.5% of basic material stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect basic material stocks to rise by 28.53% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the basic materials sector?

The average P/E ratio of the basic materials sector is 20.42x.
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