Basic Materials
Companies that manufacture chemicals, building materials, and paper products. This sector also includes companies engaged in commodities exploration and processing. Companies in this sector include ArcelorMittal, BHP Billiton, and Rio Tinto.
Market Cap
1.553T
Market Weight
2.70%
Industries
14
Companies
252
Basic Materials S&P 500 ^GSPC
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Day Return

Sector
0.13%
S&P 500
0.17%

YTD Return

Sector
1.45%
S&P 500
6.29%

1-Year Return

Sector
4.82%
S&P 500
27.31%

3-Year Return

Sector
15.24%
S&P 500
33.02%

5-Year Return

Sector
58.62%
S&P 500
82.07%

Note: Sector performance is calculated based on the previous closing price of all sector constituents

Industries in This Sector

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IndustryMarket WeightDay ReturnYTD Return
All Industries 100% -0.13% -1.45%
Specialty Chemicals 44.67% 0.67% 2.37%
Gold 11.13% -0.60% -18.58%
Building Materials 9.87% 0.24% 15.00%
Steel 9.09% -0.14% 5.11%
Copper 7.76% -2.17% -9.62%
Agricultural Inputs 7.02% -0.62% -0.68%
Chemicals 4.52% -0.77% -0.71%
Other Industrial Metals & Mining 2.16% -1.36% -18.00%
Lumber & Wood Production 1.45% 0.74% -3.88%
Coking Coal 0.81% -10.04% -0.65%
Aluminum 0.61% -1.45% -15.28%
Other Precious Metals & Mining 0.48% -1.16% -20.88%
Paper & Paper Products 0.25% 2.56% 14.51%
Silver 0.16% -2.95% -22.47%

All Industries

Note: Percentage % data on heatmap indicates Day Return

Largest Companies in This Sector

Name
Last Price
1Y Target Est.
Market Weight
Market Cap
Day Change %
YTD Return
Avg. Analyst Rating
451.20 454.77 16.47% 218.782B +1.44% +9.86%
Buy
329.68 324.62 6.32% 83.892B +0.60% +5.70%
Buy
225.01 224.61 4.84% 64.243B +1.31% +13.44%
Hold
78.89 68.61 4.59% 60.991B -2.36% -8.34%
Underperform
79.32 79.26 4.23% 56.12B +1.21% +14.69%
Buy
37.41 46.38 4.04% 53.661B -1.97% -12.12%
Buy
232.41 268.16 3.89% 51.665B +0.29% -15.12%
Buy
192.19 172.00 3.56% 47.248B -0.48% +10.43%
Hold
55.10 56.60 2.91% 38.696B -0.85% +0.47%
Hold
54.54 60.71 2.88% 38.275B -1.07% +13.81%
Buy

Investing in the Basic Materials Sector

Start Investing in the Basic Materials Sector Through These ETFs and Mutual Funds

ETF Opportunities

Name
Last Price
Net Assets
Expense Ratio
YTD Return
86.90 5.429B 0.09% +1.59%
191.46 3.711B 0.10% +0.80%
55.56 1.71B 0.35% -7.14%
137.57 612.777M 0.40% -0.42%
49.09 467.279M 0.08% +0.72%

Mutual Fund Opportunities

Name
Last Price
Net Assets
Expense Ratio
YTD Return
97.59 3.711B 0.10% +0.81%
93.70 852.266M 0.76% +1.72%
98.52 852.266M 0.76% +1.89%
98.49 852.266M 0.76% +1.86%
98.06 852.266M 0.76% +1.85%

Basic Materials Research

Discover the Latest Analyst and Technical Research for This Sector

  • Analyst Report: DuPont de Nemours Inc

    DuPont de Nemours is a leading specialty chemicals company, formerly known as DowDuPont. It has two business segments: Electronics & Industrial and Water & Protection. The Electronics & Industrial segment supplies materials and printing systems to the printing industry and materials for the fabrication of semiconductors and integrated circuits. The Water & Protection segment provides engineered products and integrated systems for worker safety, water purification and separation, transportation, energy, medical packaging, and building materials.

    Rating
    Bullish
    Price Target
     
  • Market Update: HWM, IEX, DD, ETSY

    Stocks were modestly lower on Wednesday morning after revised GDP data. The second estimate of U.S. GDP was revised down to 3.2% from the advance estimate of 3.3%. The update reflects upward revisions in state and local government spending and consumer spending, which were more than offset by a reduction in private inventory investment. The S&P 500 was down less than 0.1%, the Dow fell 0.2% and the Nasdaq lost 0.3%. Crude oil traded just above $78 per barrel and gold was down $2 to $2042 per ounce.

     
  • The Argus High-Yield Model Portfolio

    Value stocks -- a market segment that includes high-yield stocks -- outperformed growth stocks in 2022. That's a recent rarity, as for the past decade-plus, the performance record has favored growth. But the tide turned in 2022. The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines gave a lift to some of the cyclical companies (energy and regional banks) that had lagged in recent quarters, and value stocks outpaced growth stocks that year. While growth stocks have retaken the lead since 2023, the Federal Reserve continues to keep interest rates high to fend off inflation. This could possibly cap multiple expansion for growth companies in coming quarters. In any event, the value sector is the place to achieve income.

     
  • Technical Assessment: Neutral in the Intermediate-Term

    Tuesday was a solid day for biotechnology stocks -- and not the large-cap names that dominate some ETFs, but rather smaller issues, some of which are unknown to many. First off, we have talked about how important ETF selection is -- as even names in the same industry can be vastly different. The two main biotech ETFs, the iShares Biotech (IBB) and the SPDR S&P Biotech (XBI), are about the same size, with over $7 billion in net assets. But that is where the similarities end.

     

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