Basic Materials Sector

Basic materials companies engage in the exploration, production, and development of natural resources. These companies vary widely, but many times target a specific resource, such as gold, silver, or oil. Basic materials firms may also run refineries and plants to develop refined materials from the basic natural resources. The dividend yields of basic materials companies vary widely and can be volatile due to changing commodity prices. Generally, the sector offers dividend yields that are above-average when compared with the wider market, mostly because of the large number of high-yielding Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) within the group.

3.90%

Basic Materials Sector Dividend Yield*

*Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group
Industry Company Count Industry Dividend Yield
Agricultural Chemicals 12 3.99%
Aluminum 4 1.31%
Chemicals - Major Diversified 10 3.52%
Copper 4 1.99%
Gold 21 2.03%
Independent Oil & Gas 51 4.73%
Industrial Metals & Minerals 23 8.87%
Major Integrated Oil & Gas 11 3.44%
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining 2 4.31%
Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration 29 8.88%
Oil & Gas Equipment & Services 23 5.09%
Oil & Gas Pipelines 45 4.47%
Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing 28 4.20%
Silver 2 1.46%
Specialty Chemicals 21 1.95%
Steel & Iron 24 4.24%
Synthetics 13 1.90%

Top 100 Basic Materials Dividend Stocks

Stock Symbol Company Name DARS™ Rating (?) Dividend Yield Current Price Annual Dividend Ex- Div Date Pay Date
AA Alcoa Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.71% 16.96 0.12 8/6 8/25
ABX Barrick Gold Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.07% 18.67 0.20 5/28 6/16
ALDW Alon USA Partners LP Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.95% 17.66 1.58 5/12 5/21
APD Air Products & Chemicals Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.27% 135.85 3.08 9/29 11/10
APL Atlas Pipeline Partners LP Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.89% 36.57 2.52 8/5 8/14
ARLP Alliance Resource Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.94% 50.59 2.50 8/5 8/14
ARP Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.25% 20.88 2.35 8/4 8/14
BBEP Breitburn Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.09% 22.12 2.01 7/9 7/16
BHP BHP Billiton Ltd. ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.22% 73.3 2.36 3/5 3/26
BP BP PLC ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.62% 50.68 2.34 5/7 6/20
BPL Buckeye Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.21% 83.12 4.33 5/8 5/19
BPT BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.74% 91.2 10.71 7/11 7/20
BTE Baytex Energy Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.44% 44.71 2.88 7/29 8/15
BTU Peabody Energy Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.24% 15.17 0.34 8/6 8/29
BWP Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.06% 19.4 0.40 5/6 5/15
CHK Chesapeake Energy Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.30% 26.85 0.35 7/14 7/31
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.62% 16.57 0.60 8/13 9/2
CLMT Calumet Specialty Products L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.33% 32.89 2.74 5/1 5/15
COP ConocoPhillips Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.41% 85.6 2.92 7/17 9/2
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.30% 32.1 1.70 7/30 8/14
CVI CVR Energy, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.26% 47.92 3.00 5/8 5/19
CVX Chevron Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.21% 133.25 4.28 5/15 6/10
DD DuPont Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.88% 65.38 1.88 8/13 9/12
DOW Dow Chemical Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.75% 53.84 1.48 6/26 7/30
DVN Devon Energy Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.23% 77.86 0.96 9/10 9/30
ECA Encana Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.26% 22.16 0.28 9/11 9/30
EEP Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.14% 35.35 2.17 5/6 5/15
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.64% 79.1 2.88 7/29 8/7
ERF Enerplus Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.64% 23.28 1.08 8/1 8/20
EROC Eagle Rock Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.63% 4.75 0.60 2/5 2/14
ESV Ensco plc ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.70% 52.61 3.00 6/5 6/20
ETE Energy Transfer Equity L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.99% 58.84 1.76 7/31 8/19
ETP Energy Transfer Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.51% 58.71 3.82 7/31 8/14
EVEP EV Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.14% 37.97 3.09 5/7 5/15
FCX Freeport McMoran Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.29% 38.02 1.25 7/11 8/1
GG Goldcorp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.11% 28.38 0.60 7/15 7/25
GNI Great Northern Iron Ore Properties Ctfs Ben Int Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 50.23% 19.91 10.00 6/26 7/31
HAL Halliburton Company Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.83% 72.65 0.60 8/29 9/24
HCLP Hi-Crush Partners LP Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.58% 64.29 2.30 7/30 8/15
HFC HollyFrontier Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.80% 45.75 1.28 6/4 6/27
HGT Hugoton Royalty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.23% 10.07 1.03 7/29 8/14
IAG IAMGOLD Corp. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.00% 3.77 0.00 7/1 7/12
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.55% 37.77 1.72 7/29 8/15
KMP Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.60% 84.2 5.56 7/29 8/14
LGCY Legacy Reserves L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.65% 31.91 2.44 7/30 8/14
LINE Linn Energy LLC. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.39% 30.89 2.90 7/9 7/16
LNCO LinnCo LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.83% 29.41 2.89 7/9 7/17
LRE LRR Energy L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.10% 19.5 1.97 7/29 8/14
MEMP Memorial Production Partners LP Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.38% 23.46 2.20 8/1 8/12
MMLP Martin Midstream Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.68% 40.99 3.15 5/1 5/15
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.04% 84.15 2.56 7/31 8/14
MON Monsanto Company Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.49% 115.07 1.72 7/1 7/25
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.15% 78.19 1.68 5/19 6/10
MRO Marathon Oil Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.89% 40.31 0.76 5/19 6/10
MT ArcelorMittal ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.48% 15.18 0.68 5/12 7/15
MVO MV Oil Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.09% 26.59 3.48 7/11 7/25
MWE Markwest Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.83% 72.09 3.48 5/5 5/15
NDRO Enduro Royalty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.31% 14.06 1.59 7/29 8/14
NEM Newmont Mining Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.91% 25.58 1.00 9/9 9/26
NOV National Oilwell Varco Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.17% 84.73 1.84 6/11 6/27
NRP National Resource Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.44% 16.59 1.40 8/1 8/14
NS NuStar Energy L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.67% 65.68 4.38 8/4 8/11
NTI Northern Tier Energy LP Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.67% 25.03 2.17 5/15 5/30
NUE Nucor Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.89% 51.25 1.48 6/26 8/11
OKS Oneok Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.28% 57.6 3.04 7/31 8/14
OXY Occidental Petroleum Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.88% 99.86 2.88 9/8 10/15
PAA Plains All American Pipeline L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.37% 59.08 2.58 7/30 8/14
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.76% 17.02 0.13 3/20 5/25
PDH PetroLogistics LP Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.31% 14.15 1.60 5/1 5/14
PER Sandridge Permian Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 19.48% 12.78 2.49 5/13 5/30
PGH Pengrowth Energy Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.26% 6.61 0.48 7/18 8/15
POT Potash Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.83% 36.54 1.40 7/9 8/1
PSX Phillips 66 Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.42% 82.78 2.00 8/13 9/2
QRE QR Energy LP Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.33% 20.9 1.95 8/5 8/14
RGP Regency Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.17% 31.75 1.96 8/5 8/14
RIG Transocean LTD Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.23% 41.47 3.00 5/28 6/18
RIO Rio Tinto plc ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.31% 58.61 1.94 3/5 4/10
RNF Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.55% 16.55 1.25 5/21 5/30
SCCO Southern Copper Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.44% 33.29 0.48 8/13 8/28
SDR SandRidge Mississippian Trust II Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 28.66% 8.2 2.35 5/13 5/30
SDRL Seadrill Limited Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.89% 36.73 4.00 6/10 6/19
SE Spectra Energy Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.13% 42.76 1.34 8/8 9/9
SID Companhia Sider ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.25% 5.12 0.32 3/11 NA
SLB Schlumberger Ltd. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.43% 112.05 1.60 8/29 10/10
SLW Silver Wheaton Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.69% 26.7 0.45 5/16 5/30
STO Statoil ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.89% 29.27 1.14 8/14 NA
SU Suncor Energy Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.19% 42.0 0.92 6/2 6/25
SXL Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.07% 45.81 2.78 5/7 5/15
TNH Terra Nitrogen Company L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.77% 143.41 11.15 5/15 5/30
TOT Total S.A. ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.68% 69.4 3.25 5/28 6/20
UAN CVR Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.26% 18.89 1.75 5/8 5/19
VALE Compania Vale Do Rio ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.18% 14.82 0.62 10/17 11/7
VLO Valero Energy Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.04% 48.96 1.00 5/19 6/18
VNR Vanguard Natural Resouces, LLC. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.62% 32.68 2.49 7/30 8/14
VOC VOC Energy Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.75% 15.76 2.01 7/28 8/14
WHX Whiting USA Trust I Trust Unit Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 82.69% 2.6 2.15 5/16 5/30
WHZ Whiting USA Trust II Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 22.73% 12.98 2.95 5/16 5/30
WMB Williams Cos. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.93% 58.05 1.70 6/11 6/30
WPZ Williams Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.91% 53.1 3.67 7/30 8/8
XOM Exxon Mobil Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.64% 104.4 2.76 5/9 6/10