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Basic Materials: Opportunities Surface Amid Share Price Declines

Kristoffer Inton (kristoffer.inton@morningstar.com)

The Morningstar U.S. Materials Index has underperformed the broader market over the trailing one-year period (Exhibit 1), as trade tensions escalated and weighed on the growth outlook. As a result, a handful of stocks now trade in 5-star territory (Exhibit 2).