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Basic Materials Stocks List

This page shows information about the 50 largest basic materials stocks including Linde, BHP Group, Venator Materials, and Rio Tinto Group. Learn more about basic materials stocks.

Linde logo

#1 - Linde

NYSE:LIN
Stock Price: $435.96 (+$4.33)
Market Cap: $211.39 billion
P/E Ratio: 34.6
Dividend Yield: 1.18%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (9 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $434.60 (-0.3% Upside)
Linde plc operates as an industrial gas company in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It offers atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases, such as carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. The company also designs and constructs turnkey process plants for third-party customers, as well as for the gas businesses in various locations, such as air separation, hydrogen, synthesis, olefin, and natural gas plants. It serves a range of industries, including healthcare, chemicals and energy, manufacturing, metals and mining, food and beverage, and electronics. The company was founded in 1879 and is based in Woking, the United Kingdom.
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Pros and Cons of Linde Stock

Pros

  • Linde plc operates as an industrial gas company in various regions, providing a wide range of products and services. This diversification allows the company to tap into multiple industries, such as healthcare, energy, manufacturing, metals and mining, food and beverage, and electronics.
  • Linde plc has a long history, being founded in 1879. This demonstrates the company's stability and resilience in the market.
  • The company is based in Woking, the United Kingdom, which is a strategic location for its operations and provides access to global markets.

Cons

  • Lindian Resources Limited, a company with a similar name to Linde plc, operates in the exploration of mineral properties in different countries. This may cause confusion or misinterpretation of information for investors.
BHP Group logo

#2 - BHP Group

NYSE:BHP
Stock Price: $58.11 (-$2.24)
Market Cap: $147.17 billion
Dividend Yield: 5.25%
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $37.00 (-36.3% Upside)
BHP Group Limited operates as a resources company in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, the rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. The company operates through Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. It engages in the mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal. The company is also involved in mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; and potash development activities. In addition, it provides towing, freight, marketing and trading, marketing support, finance, administrative, and other services. BHP Group Limited was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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Pros and Cons of BHP Group Stock

Pros

  • BHP Group Limited has a consensus target price of $1,833.33, indicating potential upside for investors.
  • Atria Investments Inc purchased a new position in BHP Group Limited, indicating confidence in the company's future prospects.
  • Other hedge funds, such as Segantii Capital Management Ltd and Raymond James & Associates, have also increased their holdings in BHP Group Limited, suggesting positive sentiment among institutional investors.

Cons

  • BHP Group Limited has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, which indicates a relatively high level of debt compared to equity. This could pose financial risks for the company.
  • The company's stock price has a fifty day moving average of $63.77 and a 200-day moving average of $60.07. This suggests that the stock price has been relatively stable in recent periods, which may limit potential short-term gains for investors.
  • Six investment analysts have rated the stock as a hold, indicating a lack of consensus among analysts regarding the company's future performance.
Venator Materials logo

#3 - Venator Materials

NYSE:VNTRQ
Stock Price: $965.00
Market Cap: $103.26 billion
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Venator Materials PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets chemical products in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in two segments, Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives. The Titanium Dioxide segment offers titanium dioxide (TiO2), such as rutile, anatase, and ultrafine TiO2 products for use in coatings, printing inks, PVC window frames, plastic masterbatches, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, polyester and polyamide fibers, catalysts, and cosmetics products. The Performance Additives segment provides barium and zinc additives for use in coatings, films, and paper and glass fiber reinforced plastics; and colored inorganic pigments comprising iron oxides, ultramarines, specialty inorganic chemicals, and driers for construction, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, inks, catalyst, and laminates. This segment also offers wood protection chemicals for use in residential and commercial applications to prolong the life through protection from decay, fungal, and insect attack; timber treatment chemicals for use in decking, fencing, and other residential outdoor wood structures; and industrial construction products for use in telephone poles, and salt water piers and pilings. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Stockton-On-Tees, the United Kingdom. On May 14, 2023, Venator Materials PLC, along with its affiliates filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Rio Tinto Group logo

#4 - Rio Tinto Group

NYSE:RIO
Stock Price: $65.93 (-$3.19)
Market Cap: $82.50 billion
Dividend Yield: 5.11%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (10 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $72.00 (9.2% Upside)
Rio Tinto Group engages in exploring, mining, and processing mineral resources worldwide. The company operates through Iron Ore, Aluminium, Copper, and Minerals Segments. It offers aluminum, copper, iron ore, diamonds, gold, borates, titanium dioxide, salt, silver, molybdenum, and lithium. The company also owns and operates open pit and underground mines, refineries, smelters, and concentrator facilities, as well as power stations, research, and service facilities. Rio Tinto Group was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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Pros and Cons of Rio Tinto Group Stock

Pros

  • Rio Tinto Group is a global company engaged in exploring, mining, and processing mineral resources worldwide. This provides investors with exposure to a diverse range of commodities, including aluminum, copper, iron ore, diamonds, gold, borates, titanium dioxide, salt, silver, molybdenum, and lithium.
  • The company operates through various segments, including Iron Ore, Aluminium, Copper, and Minerals. This diversified business model allows Rio Tinto Group to capitalize on opportunities in different commodity markets, reducing the risk associated with relying on a single product.
  • Rio Tinto Group owns and operates open pit and underground mines, refineries, smelters, and concentrator facilities, as well as power stations, research, and service facilities. This integrated approach enables the company to control the entire supply chain, from exploration to production, resulting in cost efficiencies and greater control over quality.

Cons

  • The mining industry is subject to various risks, including commodity price volatility, regulatory changes, environmental concerns, and geopolitical risks. These factors can impact the profitability and operations of Rio Tinto Group.
  • As a global company, Rio Tinto Group is exposed to currency exchange rate fluctuations. Changes in exchange rates can affect the company's revenues and profitability, especially if the value of the currencies in the countries where it operates weakens against major currencies like the US dollar.
  • The mining industry is capital-intensive, requiring significant investments in exploration, development, and production. Rio Tinto Group's financial performance and ability to generate returns for investors can be influenced by its ability to manage capital expenditures efficiently.
DowDuPont logo

#5 - DowDuPont

NYSE:DWDP
Stock Price: $30.52
Market Cap: $68.56 billion
P/E Ratio: 7.4
Dividend Yield: 1.83%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
DowDuPont Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in agriculture, materials science, and specialty products businesses in the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company's Agriculture segment produces, and sells hybrid corn seed and soybean seed varieties; sunflowers, wheat, alfalfa, canola, cotton, rice, and sorghum; silage inoculants; and crop protection products that include weed control, disease control, and insect control. Its Performance Materials & Coatings segment manufactures and sells architectural paints and coatings, and industrial coatings; performance monomers and silicones; standalone silicones; and home and personal care solutions. The company's Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure segment offers ethylene oxides, propylene oxide derivatives, cellulose ethers, redispersible latex powders, and acrylic emulsions; sustainable solutions; and chlorine and caustic soda. Its Packaging & Specialty Plastics segment provides ethylene, and propylene and aromatic products; and polyolefin elastomers and ethylene propylene diene monomer rubbers. The company's Electronics & Imaging segment offers materials and systems for mobile devices, television monitors, personal computers, and electronics. Its Nutrition & Biosciences segment provides specialty ingredients, as well as cellulosic- and alginates-based pharma excipients; and enzymes, biomaterials, biocides, and antimicrobial solutions and process technologies. The company's Transportation & Advanced Polymers segment offers engineering resins, adhesives, lubricants, and parts for transportation, electronics, healthcare, industrial, and consumer end-markets. Its Safety & Construction segment provides engineered products and integrated systems for construction, worker safety, energy, oil and gas, transportation, medical device, and water purification and separation industries. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.
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Pros and Cons of DowDuPont Stock

Pros

  • DowDuPont Inc. is a diversified company engaged in agriculture, materials science, and specialty products businesses. This diversification can provide investors with exposure to multiple industries and potentially reduce risk.
  • The company has a long history, being founded in 1897. This demonstrates its stability and ability to adapt to changing market conditions over time.
  • DowDuPont Inc. operates in various sectors, including agriculture, transportation, medical devices, and water purification. This broad market presence allows the company to capitalize on multiple growth opportunities.

Cons

  • While DowDuPont Inc. operates in multiple industries, this diversification can also pose challenges in terms of managing and allocating resources effectively.
  • The company's performance is subject to market conditions and economic factors, which can impact its financial results and stock price.
  • Investing in DowDuPont Inc. may require a thorough understanding of the agriculture, materials science, and specialty products industries, as well as the ability to analyze and interpret industry trends and competitive dynamics.
Southern Copper logo

#6 - Southern Copper

NYSE:SCCO
Stock Price: $82.36 (-$1.33)
Market Cap: $63.67 billion
P/E Ratio: 26.2
Dividend Yield: 3.82%
Consensus Rating: Strong Sell (0 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $64.50 (-21.7% Upside)
Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, and Chile. The company is involved in the mining, milling, and flotation of copper ore to produce copper and molybdenum concentrates; smelting of copper concentrates to produce blister and anode copper; refining of anode copper to produce copper cathodes; production of molybdenum concentrate and sulfuric acid; production of refined silver, gold, and other materials; and mining and processing of zinc, copper, molybdenum, silver, gold, and lead. It operates the Toquepala and Cuajone open-pit mines, and a smelter and refinery in Peru; and La Caridad, an open-pit copper mine, as well as a copper ore concentrator, a SX-EW plant, a smelter, refinery, and a rod plant in Mexico. The company also operates Buenavista, an open-pit copper mine, as well as two copper concentrators and two operating SX-EW plants in Mexico. In addition, it operates five underground mines that produce zinc, lead, copper, silver, and gold; a coal mine that produces coal and coke; and a zinc refinery. The company has interests in 493,117 hectares of exploration concessions in Peru and Mexico; 239,077 hectares of exploration concessions in Argentina; 30,568 hectares of exploration concessions in Chile; and 7,299 hectares of exploration concessions in Ecuador. Southern Copper Corporation was incorporated in 1952 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Southern Copper Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Americas Mining Corporation.
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Pros and Cons of Southern Copper Stock

Pros

  • Southern Copper Corporation is engaged in mining, exploring, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, and Chile.
  • The company has a long history, being incorporated in 1952, and operates as a subsidiary of Americas Mining Corporation.
  • With its diverse operations across multiple countries, Southern Copper Co. has access to a wide range of mineral resources.

Cons

  • The mining industry is subject to various risks and uncertainties, including commodity price volatility and regulatory changes.
  • Environmental concerns and sustainability issues surrounding mining activities may impact the company's reputation and operations.
  • Fluctuations in global demand for copper and other minerals can affect the company's financial performance.
Ecolab logo

#7 - Ecolab

NYSE:ECL
Stock Price: $216.39 (+$1.01)
Market Cap: $61.70 billion
P/E Ratio: 45.2
Dividend Yield: 1.06%
Consensus Rating: Hold (4 Buy Ratings, 12 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $216.88 (0.2% Upside)
Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional & Specialty, and Global Healthcare & Life Sciences segments. The Global Industrial segment offers water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions to manufacturing, food and beverage processing, transportation, chemical, metals and mining, power generation, pulp and paper, commercial laundry, petroleum, refining, and petrochemical industries. The Global Institutional & Specialty segment provides specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, government and education, and retail industries. Its Global Healthcare & Life Sciences segment offers specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the healthcare, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries, such as infection prevention and surgical solutions, and end-to-end cleaning and contamination control solutions under the Ecolab, Microtek, and Anios brand names. The company's Other segment offers pest elimination services to detect, eliminate, and prevent pests, such as rodents and insects in restaurants, food and beverage processors, educational and healthcare facilities, hotels, quick service restaurant and grocery operations, and other institutional and commercial customers. This segment also provides colloidal silica for binding and polishing applications in semiconductor, catalyst, and aerospace component manufacturing, as well as chemical industries; and products and services that manage wash process through custom designed programs, premium products, dispensing equipment, water and energy management, and reduction, as well as real time data management. It sells its products through field sales and corporate account personnel, distributors, and dealers. Ecolab Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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Pros and Cons of Ecolab Stock

Pros

  • Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services, which are in high demand globally, especially in the current health crisis.
  • The company has a strong track record of innovation and continuously introduces new products and solutions to meet evolving customer needs.
  • Ecolab Inc. has a wide customer base, including major industries such as healthcare, hospitality, food and beverage, and manufacturing, providing a diversified revenue stream.

Cons

  • Excelsior Capital Limited manufactures and distributes electrical cables, connectors, and related components in Australia. The company operates in two segments, Electrical Cables and Electrical Accessories. It offers power cables, control cables, data and communication cables, and fire-resistant cables, as well as connectors, cable accessories, and cable assemblies. The company also provides electrical accessories, such as circuit protection devices, switchgear, and cable management products. It serves electrical wholesalers, contractors, and end-users in the infrastructure, commercial, industrial, and residential markets. The company was formerly known as Olex Holdings Pty Limited and changed its name to Excelsior Capital Limited in November 2018. Excelsior Capital Limited was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
Vale logo

#8 - Vale

NYSE:VALE
Stock Price: $13.37 (-$0.26)
Market Cap: $59.94 billion
P/E Ratio: 6.4
Dividend Yield: 7.27%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (7 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $16.98 (27.0% Upside)
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 Iron Solutions and Energy Transition Materials segments. The Iron Solutions segment produces and extracts iron ore and pellets, manganese, and other ferrous products; and provides related logistic services. The Energy Transition Materials segment produces and extracts nickel used to produce stainless steel, electric vehicles, and metal alloys; and its by-products, such as gold, silver, cobalt, precious metals, platinum, and others, as well as copper used in the construction sector to produce pipes and electrical wires. The company was formerly known as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce and changed its name to Vale S.A. in May 2009. Vale S.A. was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Freeport-McMoRan logo

#9 - Freeport-McMoRan

NYSE:FCX
Stock Price: $38.16 (-$0.67)
Market Cap: $54.72 billion
P/E Ratio: 30.0
Dividend Yield: 0.77%
Consensus Rating: Hold (6 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $44.95 (17.8% Upside)
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. engages in the mining of mineral properties in North America, South America, and Indonesia. It primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and other metals. The company's assets include the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; Morenci, Bagdad, Safford, Sierrita, and Miami in Arizona; Tyrone and Chino in New Mexico; and Henderson and Climax in Colorado, North America, as well as Cerro Verde in Peru and El Abra in Chile. The company was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and changed its name to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in July 2014. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Pros and Cons of Freeport-McMoRan Stock

Pros

  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc. engages in the mining of mineral properties in North America, South America, and Indonesia.
  • It primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and other metals.
  • The company has a strong presence in the mining industry and has been operating for several decades.

Cons

  • The mining industry is subject to various market and economic factors, which can impact the profitability of Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Fluctuations in commodity prices, such as copper and gold, can significantly affect the company's financial performance.
  • Environmental regulations and concerns related to mining activities can pose challenges and increase operational costs for Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Air Products and Chemicals logo

#10 - Air Products and Chemicals

NYSE:APD
Stock Price: $228.16 (+$1.31)
Market Cap: $50.72 billion
P/E Ratio: 21.8
Dividend Yield: 3.09%
Consensus Rating: Hold (7 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $282.14 (23.7% Upside)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and related services in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, India, and internationally. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, and argon; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and syngas; and specialty gases for customers in various industries, including refining, chemical, manufacturing, electronics, energy production, medical, food, and metals. It also designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
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Pros and Cons of Air Products and Chemicals Stock

Pros

  • Strong presence in the global market, providing atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and related services in various regions.
  • Diverse customer base across industries such as refining, chemical, manufacturing, electronics, energy production, medical, food, and metals.
  • Produces a wide range of atmospheric gases, process gases, and specialty gases, catering to the specific needs of different industries.

Cons

  • Dependence on global economic conditions and industry-specific factors, which may impact demand for gases and related services.
  • Potential competition from other companies operating in the same industry.
  • Fluctuations in raw material prices, which could affect the company's profitability.
Nucor logo

#11 - Nucor

NYSE:NUE
Stock Price: $183.99 (-$1.59)
Market Cap: $45.23 billion
P/E Ratio: 10.2
Dividend Yield: 1.16%
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $174.43 (-5.2% Upside)
Nucor Corporation engages in manufacture and sale of steel and steel products. The company's Steel Mills segment produces hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and galvanized sheet steel products; plate steel products; wide-flange beams, beam blanks, and H-piling and sheet piling products; and bar steel products, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing and merchant bars, and engineered special bar quality products. It also engages in the steel trading and rebar distribution businesses. This segment sells its products to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Its Steel Products segment offers hollow structural section steel tubing products, electrical conduits, steel racking, steel joists and joist girders, steel decks, fabricated concrete reinforcing steel products, cold finished steel products, steel fasteners, metal building systems, insulated metal panels, steel grating and expanded metal products, and wire and wire mesh products primarily for use in nonresidential construction applications. This segment also engages in the piling distribution business. The company's Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal. This segment sells its ferrous scrap to electric arc furnace steel mills and foundries for manufacturing process; and nonferrous scrap metal to aluminum can producers, secondary aluminum smelters, steel mills and other processors, and consumers of various nonferrous metals. It serves agriculture, automotive, construction, energy and transmission, oil and gas, heavy equipment, infrastructure, and transportation industries through its in-house sales force; and internal distribution and trading companies. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Pros and Cons of Nucor Stock

Pros

  • Nucor Co. has a market capitalization of $45.77 billion, indicating its size and stability in the industry.
  • The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, suggesting a relatively low level of debt and a strong financial position.
  • Nucor Co. reported $3.16 earnings per share for the last quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.83 by $0.33, indicating strong financial performance.

Cons

  • The company's revenue was down 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year, indicating a decline in business performance.
  • Nucor Co. has a dividend payout ratio (DPR) of 12.01%, which suggests a relatively high portion of earnings being distributed as dividends instead of being reinvested in the company.
  • The stock price of Nucor Co. is subject to market fluctuations and may not always reflect the true value of the company.
DOW logo

#12 - DOW

NYSE:DOW
Stock Price: $54.71 (-$0.77)
Market Cap: $38.37 billion
P/E Ratio: 66.7
Dividend Yield: 5.05%
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $56.00 (2.4% Upside)
Dow Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of various materials science solutions for packaging, infrastructure, mobility, and consumer applications in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates through Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure, and Performance Materials & Coatings segments. The Packaging & Specialty Plastics segment provides ethylene, and propylene and aromatics products; and polyethylene, polyolefin elastomers, ethylene vinyl acetate, and ethylene propylene diene monomer rubbers for mobility and transportation, consumer, wire and cable, and construction end-markets. The Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure segment offers purified ethylene, ethylene and ethanol amines, propylene glycol and polyether polyols, aromatic isocyanates and coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, and composites. This segment also provides caustic soda, and ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers; and cellulose ethers, redispersible latex powders, and acrylic emulsions. The Performance Materials and Coatings segment provides architectural paints and coatings, and industrial coatings that are used in maintenance and protective industries, wood, metal packaging, traffic markings, thermal paper, and leather; and silicon metal, siloxanes, and intermediates used as key materials in manufacturing differentiated downstream silicone products. It also engages in property and casualty insurance, as well as reinsurance business. Dow Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.
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Pros and Cons of DOW Stock

Pros

  • Dow Inc. (NYSE:DOW) is heavily dominated by institutional owners, which can provide stability and long-term growth potential.
  • The company operates through various segments like Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure, and Performance Materials & Coatings, diversifying its revenue streams.
  • Dow Inc. offers a wide range of materials science solutions for packaging, infrastructure, mobility, and consumer applications, catering to diverse markets.

Cons

  • The company operates in the Plastics materials & resins industry, which can be subject to fluctuations in raw material prices and environmental concerns.
  • Market volatility and economic uncertainties can impact Dow Inc.'s business operations and financial performance.
  • Competition in the diversified chemicals subindustry may pose challenges to Dow Inc.'s market share and profitability.
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#13 - PPG Industries

NYSE:PPG
Stock Price: $141.16 (-$0.75)
Market Cap: $33.21 billion
P/E Ratio: 26.4
Dividend Yield: 1.83%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (10 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $158.93 (12.6% Upside)
PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes paints, coatings, and specialty materials worldwide. The company operates through Performance Coatings and Industrial Coatings. The Performance Coatings segment offers coatings, solvents, adhesives, sealants, sundries, and software for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing, light industrial coatings, and specialty coatings for signs; and coatings, sealants, transparencies, transparent armor, adhesives, engineered materials, and packaging and chemical management services for commercial, military, regional jet, and general aviation aircraft. The Industrial Coatings segment offers coatings, adhesives and sealants, and metal pretreatments, as well as services and coatings applications for appliances, agricultural and construction equipment, consumer electronics, automotive parts and accessories, building products, kitchenware, and transportation vehicles and other finished products; and on-site coatings services. It also provides coatings for metal cans, closures, plastic tubes, and promotional and specialty packaging; amorphous precipitated silica for tire, battery separator, and other end-uses; TESLIN substrates for labels, e-passports, drivers' licenses, breathable membranes, and loyalty and identification cards; and organic light emitting diode materials, displays and lighting lens materials, optical lenses, color-change products, and photochromic dyes. The company was incorporated in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
LyondellBasell Industries logo

#14 - LyondellBasell Industries

NYSE:LYB
Stock Price: $96.27 (-$1.43)
Market Cap: $31.23 billion
P/E Ratio: 14.9
Dividend Yield: 5.12%
Consensus Rating: Hold (6 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $100.92 (4.8% Upside)
LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a chemical company in the United States, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Poland, France, Japan, China, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company operates in six segments: Olefins and PolyolefinsAmericas; Olefins and PolyolefinsEurope, Asia, International; Intermediates and Derivatives; Advanced Polymer Solutions; Refining; and Technology. It produces and markets olefins and co-products, polyethylene, and polypropylene; and propylene oxide and derivatives; oxyfuels and related products; and intermediate chemicals, such as styrene monomer, acetyls, ethylene oxide, and ethylene glycol. In addition, the company produce and markets compounding and solutions including polypropylene compounds, engineered plastics, masterbatches, engineered composites, colors and powders, and advanced polymers including catalloy and polybutene-1; and refines heavy, high-sulfur crude oil and other crude oils, as well as refined products, including gasoline and distillates. Further, it develops and licenses chemical and polyolefin process technologies; manufactures and sells polyolefin catalysts; and serves food packaging, home furnishings, automotive components, and paints and coatings applications. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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Pros and Cons of LyondellBasell Industries Stock

Pros

  • LyondellBasell Industries has seen significant institutional investor interest, indicating confidence in the company's future growth potential.
  • The company operates in multiple segments globally, diversifying its revenue streams and reducing risk associated with regional economic fluctuations.
  • Recent Wall Street analyst ratings have been positive, with several analysts issuing a "buy" rating on the stock, suggesting optimism about its performance.

Cons

  • The commodity chemicals industry, in which LyondellBasell operates, can be highly cyclical and sensitive to changes in global economic conditions, posing risks to the company's financial performance.
  • Fluctuations in raw material prices, such as crude oil, can impact the company's production costs and margins, affecting its profitability.
  • Competitive pressures within the chemical industry may lead to pricing pressures and reduced market share for LyondellBasell Industries.
DuPont de Nemours logo

#15 - DuPont de Nemours

NYSE:DD
Stock Price: $67.98 (-$0.47)
Market Cap: $28.39 billion
P/E Ratio: 73.1
Dividend Yield: 2.10%
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $75.67 (11.3% Upside)
DuPont de Nemours, Inc. provides technology-based materials and solutions in the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through Electronics & Industrial, Water & Protection, and Corporate & Other segments. The Electronics & Industrial segment supplies materials and solutions for the fabrication of semiconductors and integrated circuits addressing various steps of the manufacturing process. This segment also provides semiconductor and advanced packaging materials; dielectric and metallization solutions for chip packaging; and silicones for light emitting diode packaging and semiconductor applications; permanent and process chemistries for the fabrication of printed circuit boards to include laminates and substrates, and electroless and electrolytic metallization solutions, as well as patterning solutions, and materials and metallization processes for metal finishing, decorative, and industrial applications. In addition, it offers various materials to manufacture rigid and flexible displays for organic light emitting diode, and other display applications, as well as provides high performance parts, and specialty silicone elastomers, and lubricants to automotive, aerospace, electronics, industrial, and healthcare markets. The Water & Protection segment provides engineered products and integrated systems for worker safety, water purification and separation, transportation, energy, medical packaging and building materials. The Corporate & Other segment offers auto adhesives and fluids; Multibase; and Tedlar products. The company was formerly known as DowDuPont Inc. and changed its name to DuPont de Nemours, Inc. in June 2019. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Pros and Cons of DuPont de Nemours Stock

Pros

  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc. provides technology-based materials and solutions globally, offering a diverse range of products and services.
  • Recent developments in the company have shown a strong focus on innovation and sustainability, which can attract environmentally conscious investors.
  • The current stock price of DuPont de Nemours, Inc. has shown positive growth trends, indicating potential for capital appreciation.

Cons

  • Despite recent positive developments, DuPont de Nemours, Inc. may still face challenges in a competitive market environment, impacting its growth potential.
  • Fluctuations in raw material prices and supply chain disruptions could affect DuPont de Nemours, Inc.'s profitability and operational efficiency.
  • Investing in DuPont de Nemours, Inc. may involve exposure to regulatory risks related to environmental policies and compliance standards in different regions.
Newmont logo

#16 - Newmont

NYSE:NEM
Stock Price: $33.18 (-$0.25)
Market Cap: $26.37 billion
Dividend Yield: 4.79%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (10 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $54.26 (63.5% Upside)
Newmont Corporation engages in the production and exploration of gold. It also explores for 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 Ghana. As of December 31, 2022, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 96.1 million ounces and land position of 61,500 square kilometers. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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Pros and Cons of Newmont Stock

Pros

  • Newmont Co. has a strong track record of gold production and exploration, with operations in multiple countries, providing geographic diversification.
  • The company has a significant amount of proven and probable gold reserves, indicating stability and potential for future growth.
  • Recent insider selling at an average price of $40.25 suggests confidence in the company's performance and future prospects.

Cons

  • The company's price-to-earnings ratio of -33.44 may raise concerns about valuation and profitability.
  • Newmont Co. faces risks associated with fluctuations in gold prices and other commodity prices, impacting its revenue and profitability.
  • While institutional investors have shown interest, the high percentage of stock ownership by hedge funds and institutions (79.53%) may limit individual investor influence.
Barrick Gold logo

#17 - Barrick Gold

NYSE:GOLD
Stock Price: $14.74 (+$0.09)
Market Cap: $25.72 billion
P/E Ratio: 20.5
Dividend Yield: 2.67%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (10 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $22.95 (55.7% Upside)
Barrick Gold Corporation is a sector-leading gold and copper producer.  Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GOLD and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ABX.   In January 2019 Barrick merged with Randgold Resources and in July that year it combined its gold mines in Nevada, USA, with those of Newmont Corporation in a joint venture, Nevada Gold Mines, which is majority-owned and operated by Barrick. Nevada Gold Mines is the world's largest gold mining complex.  Barrick owns and operates six Tier One gold mines:  Cortez, Carlin and Turquoise Ridge in Nevada, Loulo-Gounkoto in Mali, Kibali in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic.   It has gold and copper mines and projects in 13 countries in North and South America, Africa, Papua New Guinea and Saudi Arabia. Barrick's diversified portfolio spans the world's most prolific gold districts and is focused on high-margin, long life assets.
Nutrien logo

#18 - Nutrien

NYSE:NTR
Stock Price: $50.57 (-$0.55)
Market Cap: $25.01 billion
P/E Ratio: 11.7
Dividend Yield: 4.04%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (10 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $73.21 (44.8% Upside)
Nutrien Ltd. provides crop inputs and services. The company operates through Retail, Potash, Nitrogen, and Phosphate segments. The Retail segment distributes crop nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, and merchandise products. The Potash segment provides granular and standard potash products. The Nitrogen segment offers ammonia, urea, urea ammonium nitrate, industrial grade ammonium nitrate, and ammonium sulfate. The Phosphate segment provides solid fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, and industrial and feed products. In addition, it provides services directly to growers through a network of farm centers in North America, South America, and Australia. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.
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Pros and Cons of Nutrien Stock

Pros

  • Nutrien Ltd. provides crop inputs and services, operating through Retail, Potash, Nitrogen, and Phosphate segments.
  • The company has a strong network of farm centers in North America, South America, and Australia.
  • Recent developments in the company's operations have shown positive growth potential.

Cons

  • Despite its strengths, Nutrien Ltd. may face challenges in a competitive market environment.
  • Fluctuations in commodity prices could impact the company's profitability.
  • Market uncertainties and global economic conditions may pose risks to Nutrien Ltd.'s performance.
Agnico Eagle Mines logo

#19 - Agnico Eagle Mines

NYSE:AEM
Stock Price: $48.63 (+$0.83)
Market Cap: $24.20 billion
P/E Ratio: 11.8
Dividend Yield: 3.35%
Consensus Rating: Buy (7 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $68.50 (40.9% Upside)
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, a gold mining company, exploration, development, and production of precious metals. The company's mines are located in Canada, Australia, Finland and Mexico, with exploration and development activities in Canada, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited was incorporated in 1953 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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#20 - ArcelorMittal

NYSE:MT
Stock Price: $26.32 (-$1.08)
Market Cap: $21.20 billion
P/E Ratio: 26.3
Dividend Yield: 1.37%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (2 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $33.00 (25.4% Upside)
ArcelorMittal S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as integrated steel and mining companies in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. It offers semi-finished flat products, including slabs; finished flat products comprising plates, hot- and cold-rolled coils and sheets, hot-dipped and electro-galvanized coils and sheets, tinplate, and color coated coils and sheets; semi-finished long products, such as blooms and billets; finished long products consisting of bars, wire-rods, structural sections, rails, sheet piles, and wire-products; and seamless and welded pipes and tubes. The company also provides mining products, such as iron ore lumps, fines, concentrates, pellets, and sinter feeds; and coking and pulverized coal injections coal. It sells its products to various customers in the automotive, appliance, engineering, construction, energy, and machinery industries through a centralized marketing organization, as well as distributors. The company has iron ore mining activities in Brazil, Bosnia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Mexico, South Africa, and Ukraine; and coal mining activities in Kazakhstan. ArcelorMittal S.A. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
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Pros and Cons of ArcelorMittal Stock

Pros

  • ArcelorMittal S.A. operates as integrated steel and mining companies in various regions, providing diversification and global exposure for investors.
  • The company has a strong presence in key markets such as Europe, the Americas, and Asia, offering stability and growth potential.
  • ArcelorMittal S.A. engages in coal mining activities in Kazakhstan, which can provide additional revenue streams and enhance the company's overall performance.

Cons

  • Despite its global presence, ArcelorMittal S.A. faces challenges in the steel and mining industry, which can impact its financial performance.
  • Economic uncertainties and market fluctuations may affect the company's revenue and profitability, leading to potential risks for investors.
  • Regulatory changes and environmental concerns in the steel and mining sector could pose challenges for ArcelorMittal S.A.'s operations and growth prospects.
Franco-Nevada logo

#21 - Franco-Nevada

NYSE:FNV
Stock Price: $108.06 (-$1.02)
Market Cap: $20.77 billion
P/E Ratio: 30.5
Dividend Yield: 1.25%
Consensus Rating: Hold (4 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $152.75 (41.4% Upside)
Franco-Nevada Corporation operates as a gold-focused royalty and streaming company in Latin America, the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through Mining and Energy segments. The company manages its portfolio with a focus on precious metals, such as gold, silver, and platinum group metals; and engages in the sale of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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#22 - Wheaton Precious Metals

NYSE:WPM
Stock Price: $44.22 (-$0.19)
Market Cap: $20.03 billion
P/E Ratio: 37.2
Dividend Yield: 1.35%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (7 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $55.11 (24.6% Upside)
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. primarily sells precious metals in North America, Europe, and South America. It produces and sells gold, silver, palladium, and cobalt deposits. The company was formerly known as Silver Wheaton Corp. and changed its name to Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. in May 10, 2017. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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Pros and Cons of Wheaton Precious Metals Stock

Pros

  • Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. has a diversified portfolio of precious metals including gold, silver, palladium, and cobalt, providing exposure to multiple valuable commodities.
  • The company operates in North America, Europe, and South America, tapping into various markets and potentially reducing geographic risk.
  • Recent developments indicate a positive trend in the stock price of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp., offering potential capital appreciation for investors.

Cons

  • Fluctuations in commodity prices, especially gold and silver, can impact the financial performance of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp., leading to volatility in returns.
  • The mining industry, where Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. operates, is subject to regulatory risks, environmental concerns, and operational challenges that could affect the company's operations and profitability.
  • Investing in precious metals can be influenced by macroeconomic factors such as interest rates, currency movements, and global economic conditions, introducing additional risks to the investment.
Steel Dynamics logo

#23 - Steel Dynamics

NASDAQ:STLD
Stock Price: $122.61 (-$0.73)
Market Cap: $19.96 billion
P/E Ratio: 8.4
Dividend Yield: 1.38%
Consensus Rating: Hold (2 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $112.75 (-8.0% Upside)
Steel Dynamics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a steel producer and metal recycler in the United States. It operates through three segments: Steel Operations, Metals Recycling Operations, and Steel Fabrication Operations. The Steel Operations segment offers hot rolled, cold rolled, and coated steel products; parallel flange beams and channel sections, flat bars, large unequal leg angles, and reinforcing bars, as well as standard strength carbon, intermediate alloy hardness, and premium grade rail products; engineered special-bar-quality products, merchant-bar-quality products, and other engineered round steel bars; channels, angles, flats, merchant rounds, and reinforcing steel bars; and specialty shapes and light structural steel products. This segment also engages in turning, polishing, straightening, chamfering, threading, precision saw-cutting, and heat treating of bar products. Its products are used in construction, automotive, manufacturing, transportation, heavy and agriculture equipment, and pipe and tube markets. The Metals Recycling Operations segment is involved in the ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal processing, transportation, marketing, brokerage, and scrap management services. Its ferrous products include heavy melting steel, busheling, bundled scrap, shredded scrap, steel turnings, and cast-iron products; and nonferrous products comprise aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, and other nonferrous metals. The Steel Fabrication Operations segment produces steel non-residential building components, such as steel joists, girders, trusses, and steel deck products for non-residential steel fabricators, metal building companies, general construction contractors, developers, owners, brokers, governmental entities, and e-commerce data centers and warehouses. The company also exports its products. Steel Dynamics, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Pros and Cons of Steel Dynamics Stock

Pros

  • Steel Dynamics, Inc. operates as a steel producer and metal recycler in the United States, providing a diversified portfolio of products to its customers.
  • The company has a strong presence in the steel industry with a history dating back to 1993, showcasing its experience and stability.
  • Steel Dynamics, Inc. has a global reach, exporting its products to various markets, which can provide additional revenue streams.

Cons

  • Steel industry can be cyclical and subject to market fluctuations, impacting the company's financial performance.
  • Global economic conditions and trade policies may affect Steel Dynamics, Inc.'s export business, leading to potential risks.
  • Competition in the steel industry is intense, which could pressure the company's market share and profitability.
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#24 - Teck Resources

NYSE:TECK
Stock Price: $37.90 (-$0.80)
Market Cap: $19.70 billion
P/E Ratio: 12.1
Dividend Yield: 0.95%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (7 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $41.55 (9.6% Upside)
Teck Resources Limited engages in exploring for, acquiring, developing, and producing natural resources in Asia, Europe, and North America. It operates through Steelmaking Coal, Copper, Zinc, and Energy segments. The company's principal products include copper, zinc, steelmaking coal, and blended bitumen. It also produces lead, silver, and molybdenum; and various specialty and other metals, chemicals, and fertilizers. In addition, the company explores for gold. The company was formerly known as Teck Cominco Limited and changed its name to Teck Resources Limited in April 2009. Teck Resources Limited was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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Pros and Cons of Teck Resources Stock

Pros

  • Teck Resources Limited engages in exploring for, acquiring, developing, and producing natural resources in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Cons

  • Currently, there is no specific information available regarding cons for investing in Teck Resources Limited.
Cameco logo

#25 - Cameco

NYSE:CCJ
Stock Price: $41.47 (-$0.71)
Market Cap: $18.01 billion
P/E Ratio: 69.1
Dividend Yield: 0.21%
Consensus Rating: Buy (2 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $35.33 (-14.8% Upside)
Cameco Corporation provides uranium for the generation of electricity. It operates through Uranium, Fuel Services, Westinghouse segments. The Uranium segment is involved in the exploration for, mining, and milling, purchase, and sale of uranium concentrate. The Fuel Services segment engages in the refining, conversion, and fabrication of uranium concentrate, as well as the purchase and sale of conversion services. This segment also produces CANDU reactor fuel bundles and other reactor components. The company offers nuclear fuel processing services. The Westinghouse segment engages in the manufacture of nuclear reactor technology original equipment. This segment provides products and services to commercial utilities and government agencies; and outage and maintenance services, engineering support, instrumentation and controls equipment, plant modification, and components and parts to nuclear reactors. It sells its uranium and fuel services to nuclear utilities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Cameco Corporation was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.
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Pros and Cons of Cameco Stock

Pros

  • Cameco Corp. engages in the provision of uranium. It operates through the Uranium and Fuel Services segments. The Uranium segment is involved in the production of uranium concentrate and the purchase and sale of conversion services. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.
  • County International Limited explores for and develops coal resources in the United States. It holds interests in the Miller Coal and Shell Creek Coal projects located in Wyoming. The company was formerly known as County Coal Limited and changed its name to County International Limited in November 2015. County International Limited was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Cons

  • Cameco Corp. engages in the provision of uranium. It operates through the Uranium and Fuel Services segments. The Uranium segment is involved in the production of uranium concentrate and the purchase and sale of conversion services. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.
  • County International Limited explores for and develops coal resources in the United States. It holds interests in the Miller Coal and Shell Creek Coal projects located in Wyoming. The company was formerly known as County Coal Limited and changed its name to County International Limited in November 2015. County International Limited was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
Westlake logo

#26 - Westlake

NYSE:WLK
Stock Price: $132.81 (-$11.34)
Market Cap: $17.02 billion
P/E Ratio: 14.2
Dividend Yield: 1.39%
Consensus Rating: Reduce (2 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $131.23 (-1.2% Upside)
Westlake Corporation manufactures and markets performance and essential materials, and housing and infrastructure products in the United States, Canada, Germany, China, Italy, Taiwan, and internationally. The Performance and Essential Materials segment offers polyethylene, styrene monomer, ethylene co-products, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl chloride monomer, ethylene dichloride chlor-alkali, chlorinated derivative products, and epoxy resins. The Housing and Infrastructure Products segment provides residential PVC siding; PVC trim and mouldings; architectural stone veneer; windows; PVC decking; PVC films for various inflatables, wallcovering, and tape and roofing applications; polymer composite and cement roof tiles; PVC pipes and fittings for various water, sewer, electrical, and industrial applications; PVC compounds used in various housing, medical, and automobile products; and consumer and commercial products, such as landscape edging; industrial, home, and office matting; marine dock edging; and masonry joint controls. The company offers its products to chemical processors, plastics fabricators, small construction contractors, municipalities, and supply warehouses for use in various consumer and industrial markets, including residential construction, flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, healthcare products, water treatment, wind turbines, and coatings, as well as other durable and non-durable goods. The company was formerly known as Westlake Chemical Corporation and changed its name to Westlake Corporation in February 2022. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Westlake Corporation operates as a subsidiary of TTWF LP.
Celanese logo

#27 - Celanese

NYSE:CE
Stock Price: $149.40 (-$1.66)
Market Cap: $16.44 billion
P/E Ratio: 8.0
Dividend Yield: 1.85%
Consensus Rating: Hold (6 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $136.29 (-8.8% Upside)
Celanese Corporation, a chemical and specialty materials company, manufactures and sells high performance engineered polymers in the United States and internationally. It operates through Engineered Materials and Acetyl Chain. The Engineered Materials segment develops, produces, and supplies specialty polymers for automotive and medical applications, as well as for use in industrial products and consumer electronics. It also offers acesulfame potassium for the food and beverage industry, and food protection ingredients, such as potassium sorbate and sorbic acid. The Acetyl Chain segment produces and supplies acetyl products, including acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomers, acetic anhydride, and acetate esters that are used as starting materials for colorants, paints, adhesives, coatings, and pharmaceuticals; and organic solvents and intermediates for pharmaceutical, agricultural, and chemical products. It also offers vinyl acetate-based emulsions for use in paints and coatings, adhesives, construction, glass fiber, textiles, and paper applications; and ethylene vinyl acetate resins and compounds, as well as low-density polyethylene for use in flexible packaging films, lamination film products, hot melt adhesives, automotive parts, and carpeting applications. In addition, it provides redispersible powders (RDP) for use in construction applications, including flooring, plasters, insulation, tiling, and waterproofing. Celanese Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
CF Industries logo

#28 - CF Industries

NYSE:CF
Stock Price: $77.20 (-$0.50)
Market Cap: $14.75 billion
P/E Ratio: 9.8
Dividend Yield: 2.57%
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $89.93 (16.5% Upside)
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and sells hydrogen and nitrogen products for energy, fertilizer, emissions abatement, and other industrial activities worldwide. Its principal products include anhydrous ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate products. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia products; and compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It primarily serves cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, traders, wholesalers, and industrial users. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.
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#29 - Suzano

NYSE:SUZ
Stock Price: $10.92 (+$0.22)
Market Cap: $14.46 billion
P/E Ratio: 4.4
Dividend Yield: 6.64%
Consensus Rating: Buy (1 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Suzano S.A. produces and sells eucalyptus pulp and paper products in Brazil and internationally. It operates through Pulp and Paper segments. The company offers coated and uncoated printing and writing papers, paperboards, tissue papers, and market and fluff pulps; and lignin. It also engages in the research, development, and production of biofuel; operation of port terminals; power generation and distribution business; commercialization of equipment and parts; industrialization, commercialization, and exporting of pulp and standing wood; road freight transport; biotechnology research and development; and commercialization of paper and computer materials. In addition, the company is involved in the business office, production packaging, and financial fundraising activities; research, development, production, commercialization, and distribution of wood-based textile fibers, yarns, and filaments produced from cellulose and microfibrillated cellulose; and research and development of wood raw materials for the textile industry. Suzano S.A. was formerly known as Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. and changed its name to Suzano S.A. in April 2019. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Salvador, Brazil.
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#30 - Albemarle

NYSE:ALB
Stock Price: $114.78 (-$7.81)
Market Cap: $13.48 billion
P/E Ratio: 8.6
Dividend Yield: 1.31%
Consensus Rating: Hold (7 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $193.00 (68.1% Upside)
Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. It operates through three segments: Energy Storage, Specialties and Ketjen. The Energy Storage segment offers lithium compounds, including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, and lithium chloride; technical services for the handling and use of reactive lithium products; and lithium-containing by-products recycling services. The Specialties segment provides bromine-based specialty chemicals, including elemental bromine, alkyl and inorganic bromides, brominated powdered activated carbon, and other bromine fine chemicals; lithium specialties, such as butyllithium and lithium aluminum hydride; develops and manufactures cesium products for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; and zirconium, barium, and titanium products for pyrotechnical applications that include airbag initiators. The Ketjen segment offers clean fuels technologies (CFT), which is composed of hydroprocessing catalysts (HPC) together with isomerization and akylation catalysts; fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts and additives; and performance catalyst solutions (PCS), which is composed of organometallics and curatives. The company serves the energy storage, petroleum refining, consumer electronics, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, and crop protection markets. Albemarle Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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#31 - Bunge Global

NYSE:BG
Stock Price: $91.65 (-$0.03)
Market Cap: $13.32 billion
P/E Ratio: 6.2
Dividend Yield: 2.89%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (7 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $119.44 (30.3% Upside)
Bunge Global SA operates as an agribusiness and food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Agribusiness, Refined and Specialty Oils, Milling, and Sugar and Bioenergy. The Agribusiness segment purchases, stores, transports, processes, and sells agricultural commodities and commodity products, including oilseeds primarily soybeans, rapeseed, canola, and sunflower seeds, as well as grains comprising wheat and corn; and processes oilseeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. This segment offers its products for animal feed manufacturers, livestock producers, wheat and corn millers, and other oilseed processors, as well as third-party edible oil processing and biofuel companies for biofuel production applications. The Refined and Specialty Oils segment sells packaged and bulk oils and fats that comprise cooking oils, shortenings, margarines, mayonnaise, renewable diesel feedstocks, and other products for baked goods companies, snack food producers, confectioners, restaurant chains, foodservice operators, infant nutrition companies, and other food manufacturers, as well as grocery chains, wholesalers, distributors, and other retailers. This segment also refines and fractionates palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, and shea butter, and olive oil; and produces specialty ingredients derived from vegetable oils, such as lecithin. The Milling segment provides wheat flours and bakery mixes; corn milling products that comprise dry-milled corn meals and flours, wet-milled masa and flours, and flaking and brewer's grits, as well as soy-fortified corn meal, corn-soy blends, and other products; whole grain and fiber ingredients; die-cut pellets; and non-GMO products. The Sugar and Bioenergy segment produces sugar and ethanol; and generates electricity from burning sugarcane bagasse. Bunge Global SA was founded in 1818 and is headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri.
International Paper logo

#32 - International Paper

NYSE:IP
Stock Price: $35.74 (-$0.06)
Market Cap: $12.37 billion
P/E Ratio: 43.6
Dividend Yield: 5.17%
Consensus Rating: Hold (2 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $35.00 (-2.1% Upside)
International Paper Company produces renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products in North America, Latin America, Europe, and North Africa. It operates through Industrial Packaging and Global Cellulose Fibers segment. The company's Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. Its Global Cellulose Fibers segment provides fluff, market, and specialty pulps that are used in absorbent hygiene products, such as baby diapers, feminine care, adult incontinence, and other non-woven products; tissue and paper products; and non-absorbent end applications, including textiles, filtration, construction material, paints and coatings applications. In addition, it sells its products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gold Fields logo

#33 - Gold Fields

NYSE:GFI
Stock Price: $13.63 (+$0.06)
Market Cap: $12.18 billion
Dividend Yield: 2.02%
Consensus Rating: Reduce (0 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $14.00 (2.7% Upside)
Gold Fields Limited operates as a gold producer with reserves and resources in Chile, South Africa, Ghana, West Africa, Australia, and Peru. The company also explores for copper deposits. It holds interests in nine operating mines, as well as gold mineral reserves and mineral resources. The company was founded in 1887 and is based in Sandton, South Africa.
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#34 - Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile

NYSE:SQM
Stock Price: $42.40 (-$0.97)
Market Cap: $12.11 billion
P/E Ratio: 4.1
Dividend Yield: 2.97%
Consensus Rating: Hold (4 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $69.11 (63.0% Upside)
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. produces and distributes specialty plant nutrients, iodine derivatives, lithium derivatives, potassium chloride and sulfate, industrial chemicals, and other products and services. The company offers specialty plant nutrients, including potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, specialty blends, and other specialty fertilizers. It also provides iodine and its derivatives for use in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications comprising x-ray contrast media, polarizing films for LCD and LED, antiseptics, biocides and disinfectants, pharmaceutical synthesis, electronics, pigments, and dye components. In addition, the company offers lithium carbonates for various applications that include electrochemical materials for batteries, frits for the ceramic and enamel industries, heat-resistant glass, air conditioning chemicals, continuous casting powder for steel extrusion, primary aluminum smelting process, pharmaceuticals, and lithium derivatives, as well as ingredient in manufacturing of gunpowder. Further, it supplies lithium hydroxide for the lubricating greases industry, as well as cathodes for batteries. Additionally, it offers potassium chloride and potassium sulfate for various crops, including corn, rice, sugar, soybean, and wheat; industrial chemicals, including sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, potassium chloride, and solar salts; and other fertilizers and blends. The company operates in Chile, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, North America, Asia, and internationally. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.
WestRock logo

#35 - WestRock

NYSE:WRK
Stock Price: $43.79 (+$0.07)
Market Cap: $11.23 billion
Dividend Yield: 2.77%
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $39.43 (-9.9% Upside)
WestRock Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides fiber-based paper and packaging solutions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It operates through four segments: Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, Global Paper, and Distribution. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging, and preprinted linerboards to consumer and industrial products manufacturers, and corrugated box manufacturers. It also provides structural and graphic design, engineering services and custom, and proprietary and standard automated packaging machines; turn-key installation, automation, line integration, and packaging solutions; machinery solution that creates pouches; and pack temporary displays, as well as lithographic laminated packaging products. The Consumer Packaging segment manufactures and sells folding cartons that are used to package food, paper, beverages, dairy products, confectionery, health and beauty, and other household consumer products, as well as express mail packages for the overnight courier industry. It also offers inserts and labels, as well as rigid packaging and other printed packaging products, such as transaction cards, brochures, product literature, marketing materials, and grower tags, and plant stakes; and paperboard packaging for over-the-counter and prescription drugs. In addition, this segment manufactures and sells solid fiber and corrugated partitions, and die-cut paperboard components. The Global Paper segment manufactures containerboard, paperboard, and specialty grades primarily to corrugated packaging, folding carton, food service, liquid packaging, tobacco, and commercial print markets. The Distribution segment distributes corrugated packaging materials and other specialty packaging products, including stretch films, void fills, carton sealing tapes, and other specialty tapes; and provides contract packing services. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kirkland Lake Gold logo

#36 - Kirkland Lake Gold

NYSE:KL
Stock Price: $38.92
Market Cap: $10.26 billion
P/E Ratio: 11.8
Dividend Yield: 1.93%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. engages in the mining, development, and exploration of gold properties. The firms projects include Holt Mine, Macassa Mine, and Detour Lake Mine. The company was founded on June 29, 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
United States Steel logo

#37 - United States Steel

NYSE:X
Stock Price: $45.78 (-$0.22)
Market Cap: $10.24 billion
P/E Ratio: 13.0
Dividend Yield: 0.43%
Consensus Rating: Reduce (0 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $32.78 (-28.4% Upside)
United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products primarily in North America and Europe. The company operates through North American Flat-Rolled (Flat-Rolled), Mini Mill, U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular) segments. The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products, as well as iron ore and coke. This segment serves customers in the service center, conversion, transportation, automotive, construction, container, appliance, and electrical markets. The Mini Mill segment provides hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and coated sheets and electrical steel products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, construction, pipe and tube, sheet converter, electrical, solar industrial equipment, and service center markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, strip mill plates, sheets, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes. This segment serves customers in the construction, container, appliance and electrical, service center, conversion, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing products, as well as standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. It also engages in the real estate business. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mosaic logo

#38 - Mosaic

NYSE:MOS
Stock Price: $30.38 (-$0.17)
Market Cap: $9.93 billion
P/E Ratio: 7.8
Dividend Yield: 2.62%
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $43.06 (41.7% Upside)
The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and Mosaic Fertilizantes. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names, as well as produces a double sulfate of potash magnesia product under K-Mag brand name. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients, animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, farmers, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
Eastman Chemical logo

#39 - Eastman Chemical

NYSE:EMN
Stock Price: $84.54 (-$0.65)
Market Cap: $9.92 billion
P/E Ratio: 11.3
Dividend Yield: 3.80%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (7 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $93.75 (10.9% Upside)
Eastman Chemical Company operates as a specialty materials company in the United States and internationally. The company's Additives & Functional Products segment offers hydrocarbon resins; organic acid-based solutions; amine derivative-based building blocks; metam-based soil fumigants, thiram and ziram based fungicides, and plant growth regulators; specialty coalescent, specialty and commodity solvents, paint additives, and specialty polymers; heat transfer and aviation fluids; insoluble sulfur and anti-degradant rubber additives; and performance resins. It serves transportation, personal care, wellness, food, feed, agriculture, building and construction, water treatment, energy, consumables, durables, and electronics markets. Its Advanced Materials segment provides copolyesters, cellulosic biopolymers, cellulose esters, polyvinyl butyral sheets, and window and protective films for value-added end uses in the transportation, durables, electronics, building and construction, medical and pharma, and consumables markets. The company's Chemical Intermediates segment offers methylamines and salts, and higher amines and solvents; Olefin and acetyl derivatives, ethylene, and commodity solvents; and primary non-phthalate and phthalate plasticizers, and niche non-phthalate plasticizers for industrial chemicals and processing, building and construction, health and wellness, and agrochemicals markets. Its Fibers segment provides cellulose acetate tow, triacetin, cellulose acetate flake, acetic acid, and acetic anhydride for use in filtration media primarily cigarette filters; natural and solution dyed acetate yarns for use in consumables, and health and wellness markets; and wet-laid nonwoven media, specialty and engineered papers, and cellulose acetate fibers for transportation, industrial, agriculture and mining, and aerospace markets. Eastman Chemical Company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Cleveland-Cliffs logo

#40 - Cleveland-Cliffs

NYSE:CLF
Stock Price: $19.58 (-$0.30)
Market Cap: $9.75 billion
P/E Ratio: 25.4
Consensus Rating: Hold (2 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $21.25 (8.6% Upside)
Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest flat-rolled steel company and the largest iron ore pellet producer in North America. The company is vertically integrated from mining through iron making, steelmaking, rolling, finishing and downstream with hot and cold stamping of steel parts and components. The company was formerly known as Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. and changed its name to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in August 2017. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Goldcorp logo

#41 - Goldcorp

NYSE:GG
Stock Price: $11.19
Market Cap: $9.72 billion
P/E Ratio: 159.9
Dividend Yield: 0.70%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Goldcorp Inc. acquires, explores for, develops, and operates precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. The company primarily explores for gold, zinc, silver, lead, and copper deposits. Its 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. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Fibria Celulose logo

#42 - Fibria Celulose

NYSE:FBR
Stock Price: $17.01
Market Cap: $9.42 billion
P/E Ratio: 27.9
Dividend Yield: 8.19%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Fibria Celulose S.A. produces, sells, and exports short fiber pulp in Brazil and internationally. It manufactures and sells bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp. The company has approximately 1,056,000 hectares of forest base in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Bahia. It also exports its products to approximately 35 countries for educational, health, hygiene, and cleaning products. The company was formerly known as Votorantim Celulose e Papel S.A. and changed its name to Fibria Celulose S.A. in November 2009. Fibria Celulose S.A. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.
Gerdau logo

#43 - Gerdau

NYSE:GGB
Stock Price: $4.31 (+$0.06)
Market Cap: $7.56 billion
P/E Ratio: 4.4
Dividend Yield: 7.22%
Consensus Rating: Hold (0 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $5.10 (18.5% Upside)
Gerdau S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a steel producer company. It operates through Brazil Business, North America Business, South America Business, and Special Steel Business divisions. The company provides semi-finished products, including billets, blooms, and slabs; common long rolled products, such as rebars, wire rods, merchant bars, light shapes, and profiles to the construction and manufacturing industries; drawn products comprising barbed and barbless fence wires, galvanized wires, fences, concrete reinforcing wire mesh, nails, and clamps for manufacturing, construction, and agricultural industries; and special steel products used in auto parts, light and heavy vehicles, and agricultural machinery, as well as in the oil and gas, wind energy, machinery and equipment, mining and rail, and other markets. It also offers flat products, such as hot-rolled steel coils and heavy plates; and resells flat steel products. In addition, the company operates three mines that produce iron ore located in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It sells its products through independent distributors, direct sales from the mills, and its retail network. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
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#44 - AngloGold Ashanti

NYSE:AU
Stock Price: $17.76 (+$0.43)
Market Cap: $7.43 billion
Dividend Yield: 0.34%
Consensus Rating: Hold (2 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $22.50 (26.7% Upside)
AngloGold Ashanti plc operates as a gold mining company in Africa, the Americas, and Australia. The company primarily explores for gold, as well as produces silver and sulphuric acid as by-products. Its flagship property is a 100% owned Geita project located in the Lake Victoria goldfields of the Mwanza region in north-western Tanzania. The company also owns 100% interest in the Iduapriem mine which covers 137 square kilometers located in the western region of Ghana; Obuasi project located in Ghana; AGA Mineração in Brazil; Serra Grande located in central Brazil in the state of Goiás; Greenfield Projects in the Beatty district in Nevada; and Sunrise Dam in Australia. It also holds 92.5% interest in the Cerro Vanguardia project situated in Argentina; 70% interest in the Tropicana property in Australia; and 85% interest in the Siguiri project in Guinea. The company also explores for silver and sulphuric acid. AngloGold Ashanti plc was incorporated in 1944 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
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#45 - Ternium

NYSE:TX
Stock Price: $37.48 (-$0.19)
Market Cap: $7.36 billion
P/E Ratio: 24.5
Dividend Yield: 5.84%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (3 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $50.38 (34.4% Upside)
Ternium S.A., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, processes, and sells various steel products in Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Brazil, the United States, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. It operates through two segments, Steel and Mining. The Steel segment offers slabs, billets and round bars, hot rolled flat products, merchant bars, reinforcing bars, stirrups and rods, tin plate and galvanized products, tubes, beams, insulated panels, roofing and cladding, roof tiles, steel decks, pre-engineered metal building systems, and pig iron products; and sells energy. The Mining segment sells iron ore and pellets. The company also provides medical and social; scrap; and engineering and other services, as well as operates as a distribution company. It serves various companies and small businesses in the construction, automotive, home appliances, packaging, transport, and energy industries. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Ternium S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Techint Holdings S.à r.l.
Royal Gold logo

#46 - Royal Gold

NASDAQ:RGLD
Stock Price: $107.22 (-$1.43)
Market Cap: $7.04 billion
P/E Ratio: 29.5
Dividend Yield: 1.47%
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $145.00 (35.2% Upside)
Royal Gold, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, acquires and manages precious metal streams, royalties, and related interests. The company engages in acquiring stream and royalty interests or to finance projects that are in production, development, or in the exploration stage in exchange for stream or royalty interests, which primarily consists of gold, silver, copper, nickel, zinc, lead, and other metals. Its stream and royalty interests on properties are located in the United States, Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Australia, Africa, Mexico, Botswana, and internationally. Royal Gold, Inc. was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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#47 - Axalta Coating Systems

NYSE:AXTA
Stock Price: $31.39 (+$0.08)
Market Cap: $6.91 billion
P/E Ratio: 26.2
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (7 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $34.42 (9.6% Upside)
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes high-performance coatings systems in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through two segments, Performance Coatings and Mobility Coatings. The company offers water and solvent-borne products and systems to repair damaged vehicles for independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership body shops. It also provides functional and decorative liquid, and powder coatings used in various industrial applications, including architectural cladding and fittings, automotive coatings, general industrial, job coaters, and energy solutions; and coatings for building materials, cabinet, wood and luxury vinyl flooring, and furniture market under the Voltatex, AquaEC, Durapon, Hydropon, UNRIVALED, Tufcote, and Ceranamel for liquid coatings; and Alesta, Nap-Gard, Abcite, Teodur, and Plascoat brands for powder coatings. In addition, the company develops and supplies electrocoat, primer, the basecoat, and clearcoat products for OEMs of light and commercial vehicles; and coatings systems for various commercial applications, including HDT, MDT, bus, and rail under the Imron, Imron Elite, Centari, Rival, Corlar epoxy undercoats, and AquaEC brands. It also sells its product under the Audurra, Challenger, Chemophan, ColorNet, Cromax, Cromax Mosaic, Durapon 70, Duxone, Harmonized Coating Technologies, Imron ExcelPro, Lutophen, Nason, Spies Hecker, Standox, Stollaquid, Syntopal, Syrox, Raptor, U-POL, and Vermeera brand names. The company was formerly known as Axalta Coating Systems Bermuda Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. in August 2014. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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#48 - Platform Specialty Products

NYSE:PAH
Stock Price: $23.48 (-$0.38)
Market Cap: $6.77 billion
P/E Ratio: 30.9
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Element Solutions, Inc. engages in the formulation of chemical solutions that enhance the performance of products people use every day. It operates through the following segments: Electronics and Industrial & Specialty. The Electronics segment focuses on the research and formulation of specialty chemicals and materials for all types of electronics hardware, from complex printed circuit board designs to new interconnection materials. The Industrial & Specialty segment comprises industrial solutions, graphic solutions, and energy solutions. The company was founded by Sir Martin E. Franklin on April 23, 2013 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Commercial Metals logo

#49 - Commercial Metals

NYSE:CMC
Stock Price: $54.85 (-$0.18)
Market Cap: $6.38 billion
P/E Ratio: 8.4
Dividend Yield: 1.16%
Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy (2 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $56.25 (2.6% Upside)
Commercial Metals Company manufactures, recycles, and fabricates steel and metal products, and related materials and services in the United States, Poland, China, and internationally. It operates through two segments, North America and Europe. The company processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals to steel mills and foundries, aluminum sheet and ingot manufacturers, brass and bronze ingot makers, copper refineries and mills, secondary lead smelters, specialty steel mills, high temperature alloy manufacturers, and other consumers. It also manufactures and sells finished long steel products, including reinforcing bar, merchant bar, light structural, and other special sections, as well as semi-finished billets for rerolling and forging applications. In addition, the company provides fabricated rebar used to reinforce concrete primarily in the construction of commercial and non-commercial buildings, hospitals, convention centers, industrial plants, power plants, highways, bridges, arenas, stadiums, and dams; sells and rents construction-related products and equipment to concrete installers and other businesses; and manufactures and sells strength bars for the truck trailer industry, special bar steels for the energy market, and armor plates for military vehicles. Further, it manufactures rebars, merchant bars, and wire rods; and sells fabricated rebars, wire meshes, fabricated meshes, assembled rebar cages, and other fabricated rebar by-products to fabricators, manufacturers, distributors, and construction companies. The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
FMC logo

#50 - FMC

NYSE:FMC
Stock Price: $50.99 (-$1.35)
Market Cap: $6.36 billion
P/E Ratio: 4.8
Dividend Yield: 4.43%
Consensus Rating: Hold (5 Buy Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $74.53 (46.2% Upside)
FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, provides crop protection, plant health, and professional pest and turf management products. It develops, markets, and sells crop protection chemicals that include insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides; and biologicals, crop nutrition, and seed treatment products, which are used in agriculture to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a range of insects, weeds, and diseases, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. The company markets its products through its own sales organization and through alliance partners, independent distributors, and sales representatives. It operates in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Basic Materials Stocks Investing

The Basic Materials sector includes companies involved in discovering, developing, and processing raw materials. The sector also includes companies involved in metal mining and processing, chemical producers, and forest products. 

The sector is a critical part of the global economy, providing the raw materials needed for construction, manufacturing, and other industries.

The Basic Materials sector is sensitive to economic cycles. The sector outperforms when the economy is strong, increasing the demand for raw materials. However, when the economy weakens, the sector typically underperforms. The sector is also sensitive to changes in commodity prices. 

Inflation is often thought of as a rise in the prices of consumer goods, but it can also refer to increases in raw materials prices. When the cost of materials goes up, the prices of the finished goods that use those materials will also rise. This can lead to inflationary pressures, as companies pass on their higher costs to consumers.

Basic materials stocks are those that produce or extract the raw materials used in manufacturing and construction. Prices for these materials are sensitive to economic conditions and can be volatile.

Inflationary pressures can hurt basic materials stocks. When inflation is high, raw materials prices tend to increase, and companies that produce or extract these materials may find it difficult to pass on these higher costs to consumers. This can lead to lower profits and share prices.

When it comes to investing in stocks, there are many different strategies that investors can take. Some investors focus on stocks that are known as "defensive stocks." These are stocks of companies that produce essential goods and services that people need regardless of economic conditions. Other investors focus on so-called "cyclical stocks." These are stocks of companies whose businesses are more sensitive to the ups and downs of the economy.

Basic materials stocks are usually considered to be cyclical stocks. That's because the demand for these companies' products, such as metals and chemicals, is often tied to the level of economic activity. When the economy is booming, demand for these products tends to be high. But when the economy slows down, as it did during the Great Recession of 2008-2009, demand for these products falls off sharply.

Investors typically shy away from cyclical stocks during a recession and focus on defensive stocks instead. That's because recessionary conditions can lead to big losses for companies in cyclical industries. For example, during the Great Recession, the steel demand fell sharply, leading to big losses for steel companies.

But there are also opportunities to be had in cyclical stocks during a recession. For example, while the steel demand fell during the Great Recession, the demand for aluminum rose. That's because aluminum is often used as a substitute for steel in various applications. As a result, aluminum companies actually did quite well during the recession while steel companies suffered.

So, if you're thinking about investing in basic materials stocks, it's important to understand that these stocks can be more volatile than other types of stocks. They can be big winners during periods of economic growth, but they can also be big losers during a recession.

There are a few key things to determine when basic material stocks might go down. One is to look at the overall health of the economy. If the economy is slowing down, then it is likely that demand for basic materials will also decrease, leading to lower stock prices. Additionally, keep an eye on global events that could affect the supply or demand for basic materials. For example, a large natural disaster in a major producing country could lead to higher prices for materials due to decreased supply.

The basic materials sector was one of the hardest hit during the global financial crisis of 2008, as demand for raw materials declined sharply. The sector has since recovered but faces challenges going forward. One challenge is the increasing cost of raw materials, which has put pressure on margins. Another challenge is regulatory risk, as environmental and other regulations can limit the ability of companies to extract and process raw materials. Despite these challenges, the basic materials sector is expected to grow in the coming years as the global economy continues to expand. Investors who are willing to take on additional risk may find opportunities in the sector.

Basic materials stocks have underperformed the broader market in the past 10 years, posting an average return of 8.40%, while the S&P 500 delivered an 11.78% return. This is due in part to strong demand from emerging markets.

Looking ahead, analysts are bullish on the sector, citing continued demand from China and other emerging markets and an expected pickup in global economic growth. Other countries such as Vietnam and India also have a sizable demand for basic materials due to their rising middle classes and strong primary industries. As such, basic materials stocks are expected to continue outperforming in the years ahead.

Here is a list of some of the top basic materials stocks to buy now. These companies were chosen due to their strong dividends and record performance in delivering value to investors.

BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP)

BHP Billiton is a diversified mining and resources company with operations in several countries worldwide. The company is a leader in producing iron ore, copper, and coal. The company has over 90 locations, including mines in Australia, Chile, The United States, and Canada.

Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO)

Rio Tinto is another large, diversified mining company with a strong presence in Australia, Europe, and North America. The company has a long history of profitability and is a leader in producing iron ore, aluminum, and copper.

Vale (NYSE: VALE)

Vale is a Brazilian mining company with large and diversified operations. The company is a leader in iron ore production and is also a major producer of nickel and copper.

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX)

Freeport-McMoRan is a large diversified mining company with operations in the Americas and Asia. The company is a leading producer of copper, gold, and molybdenum.

Southern Copper (NYSE: SCCO)

Southern Copper is a large copper mining company with operations in Peru, Mexico, and Chile. The company is one of the lowest-cost copper producers in the world. 

Here are a few things to consider before investing in basic materials stocks:

  1. The business cycle: Basic materials stocks tend to be more volatile than the broader market. They do well when the economy is expanding but can suffer when it slows down. So it's important to clearly understand the business cycle before investing in these stocks.
  1. The global economy: Basic materials stocks are also sensitive to changes in the global economy. For example, a slowdown in China can lead to lower demand for metals and other commodities. So it's important to keep an eye on economic developments around the world.
  1. Company-specific risk: In addition to sector and macroeconomic risk, you must consider company-specific risk. This includes things like a company's financial health, competitive position, and management team.
  1. The outlook for the sector: Finally, you need to have a positive outlook for the sector to invest in basic materials stocks. This means being bullish on the outlook for the global economy and believing that demand for basic materials will continue to grow.

Basic materials stocks and ETFs offer exposure to a wide range of industries, including chemicals, metals & mining, paper & forest products, and construction materials. These stocks and ETFs can provide diversification and potential growth opportunities for investors.

Many basic materials stocks and ETFs are available for investors to choose from. Some of the more popular options include the SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEARCA: XME), and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA: GDX), and the iShares Global Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: MXI).

Each of these ETFs provides exposure to a different segment of the basic materials sector. For example, XME focuses on metals & mining stocks, GDX provides exposure to gold miners, and MXI offers a broad-based approach with holdings in various basic materials stocks.

Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing in any stock or ETF.

If you're considering investing in basic materials ETFs, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Consider the sector's volatility. The prices of metals and other commodities can fluctuate widely, so these ETFs may not be suitable for all investors.
  1. Consider the expenses. ETFs typically have lower expenses than mutual funds, but there can still be significant differences between ETFs. Make sure to compare the expense ratios of various ETFs before investing.
  1. Consider the holdings. Not all basic materials ETFs are the same. Some may focus on a particular commodity, such as gold or copper, while others may hold a broader range of commodities. There are also ETFs that focus on companies involved in producing basic materials, such as mining companies.
  1. Consider the risks. Commodities can be volatile, so there's the potential for losses if prices drop. In addition, companies in the basic materials sector are subject to various risks, such as regulatory changes, environmental risks, and competition from low-cost producers.
  1. Consider your goals. Basic materials ETFs can be a good way to profit from the growth in global infrastructure spending. However, these ETFs may not be suitable for all investors. Make sure to consider your investment goals and risk tolerance before investing.

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