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Basic Materials

Companies that manufacture chemicals, building materials and paper products. This sector also includes companies engaged in commodities exploration and processing.

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Largest Stocks in the Basic Materials Sector

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Name
Industry
Price
Morningstar Rating for Stocks
Capital Allocation
Economic Moat
Market Cap
Linde PLC
LIN
Specialty Chemicals
DfbvypjdVqp$214.3 Bil
BHP Group Ltd ADR
BHP
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
GskswkdfVydt$147.8 Bil
Rio Tinto PLC ADR
RIO
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
RqrschhxDfzw$106.8 Bil
Southern Copper Corp
SCCO
Copper
WvznytjtDtskt$87.3 Bil
Sherwin-Williams Co
SHW
Specialty Chemicals
RtgdbhlmxbLztf$82.8 Bil
Freeport-McMoRan Inc
FCX
Copper
MynhCcdlbd$71.9 Bil
Ecolab Inc
ECL
Specialty Chemicals
RrpmgcdjrRzy$70.0 Bil
Air Products & Chemicals Inc
APD
Specialty Chemicals
LqkwfcjvjFhkv$59.5 Bil
CRH PLC
CRH
Building Materials
ShrgnrsgWsdvpz$56.5 Bil
Newmont Corp
NEM
Gold
LdbsfglNysb$55.7 Bil

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