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Best Performing Basic Industries Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 2020
As the name suggests, the Basic Industry category of businesses provide the fundamental products and services. Imagine planning to start a manufacturing unit to produce designer metal railings for balconies. One will need metal like iron, source of energy like coal or electricity, chemicals, and similar few raw materials. The businesses which produce such core necessities - iron and steel, coal, chemicals and electricity - qualify to be called basic industries.
In a nutshell, the term 'Basic Industries' is a large superset of industry types that deal in producing all kinds of basic materials, commodities and raw ingredients that are sold to other industries. These other industries use these raw materials to generate finished goods and artifacts, and may also offer services around the business of such raw materials working.
Among several of the Basic Industries companies whose stocks are listed and actively trading on the stock exchanges, which have been the winners in terms of highest returns?
This article provides a list of the most diversified stocks that have given the top returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Basic Industries stocks between the end of the previous and Aug 5, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Basic Industries stocks are listed below.
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Top Basic Industries Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Basic Industries sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) 2) CTI Industries Corporation (CTIB) 3) DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) 4) A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (AMRK) 5) International Tower Hill Mines Ltd (THM)
 6) Centrus Energy Corp. (LEU) 7) Avino Silver (ASM) 8) Gulf Resources, Inc. (GURE) 9) Gold Fields Limited (GFI) 10) Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)

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Performance of Top Basic Industries Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Pacific Ethanol

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Production and Marketing. It produces and markets ethanol; specialty a ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pacific Ethanol.
The California, CA-headquartered company Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Basic Industries of 2020. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Major Chemicals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Pacific Ethanol has changed by 289.23 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.65 per share and year-to-date closing price of $2.53 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $35.95 million to $140.37 million during the same period. Along with Basic Industries, the company is also in the business of Major Chemicals, Energy, Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing, Biofuels, Oil, among other usual products and services. Pacific Ethanol continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

CTI Industries

CTI Industries Corporation, incorporated on August 15, 2001, develops, produces and distributes various consumer products and sells these products throughout the United States and in over 35 other countries. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CTI Industries.
During the given months of the year 2020, CTI Industries Corporation (CTIB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 211.9 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Illinois, IL-based CTI Industries closed at a price of $0.84 per share, while it traded at a price of $2.62 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $3.23 million to $11.78 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Specialty Chemicals sector business.

DRDGOLD

DRDGOLD Limited, a gold mining company, engages in surface gold tailings retreatment business in South Africa. The company's activities include exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting. It re ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of DRDGOLD.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in South Africa, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Precious Metals. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of DRDGOLD has so far gained 204.87 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $5.13 per share and year-to-date price of $15.64 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $338.31 million to $1.28 billion.

A-Mark Precious Metals

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a precious metals trading company worldwide. The company offers gold, silver, platinum, and palladium in the form of bars, pla ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of A-Mark Precious Metals.
At number four in the list of top stocks stands A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (AMRK), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $8.27 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $24.43 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 195.41 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $58.15 million to $171.78 million. The Other Specialty Stores specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

International Tower Hill Mines

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd., a mineral exploration company, acquires and explores for mineral properties Canada and the United States. It holds or has rights to acquire ownership or leasehold ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of International Tower Hill Mines.
International Tower Hill Mines Ltd (THM) has moved by 177.78 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number five among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $0.54 apiece to the price of $1.5 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the Canada-based Precious Metals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $101.28 million to $279.21 million over the same duration.

Centrus Energy

Centrus Energy Corp. (Centrus), incorporated on June 29, 1998, supplies low-enriched uranium (LEU) for commercial nuclear power plants. The Company supplies LEU to both domestic and international utilities for use ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Centrus Energy.
The Maryland, MD-based Basic Industries sector company Centrus Energy Corp. (LEU) holds the number six spot among the best performing stocks of the Basic Industries sector. Classified as the Mining Quarrying Minerals business, the stock price of Centrus Energy ended the previous year at a price of $6.88 per share while it reached the level of $18.06 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 162.5%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $171.61 million. Few leading stock market index includes Centrus Energy in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Avino Silver

Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of silver, gold, and copper; and the acquisition, exploration, and advancement of mineral properties. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Avino Silver.
The number seven spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Basic Industries sector is taken by Avino Silver (ASM). The company's stock price changed from $0.58 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $1.38 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 137.93 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Canada-based Basic Industries sector company was from $44.31 million to $114.95 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Basic Industries sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.

Gulf Resources

Gulf Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and trades in bromine, crude salt, chemical products, and natural gas in China. It provides bromine for use in brominated flame retardants, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gulf Resources.
Based on the market-cap change from $24.27 million to $56.34 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $2.55 per share to a price of $5.92 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, Gulf Resources, Inc. (GURE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 132.16 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Basic Industries stocks, the China-based Gulf Resources is categorized as the Major Chemicals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector.

Gold Fields

Gold Fields Limited operates as a gold producer with reserves and resources in South Africa, Ghana, Australia, and Peru. It holds interests in 7 operating mines with an annual gold-equivalent producti ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gold Fields.
The South Africa-based Gold Fields Limited (GFI) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Precious Metals company. The stock of Gold Fields ended the previous year at a price of $6.6 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $13.86 apiece, which indicates a change of 110 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Basic Industries for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $5.51 billion. It has now changed to $12.07 billion as of writing.

Kinross Gold

Kinross Gold Corporation is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration and acquisition of gold-bearing properties, the extraction and processing of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Kinross Gold.
Kinross Gold (KGC) generated percentage returns of 108.23 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $4.74 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $9.87 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $5.93 billion to $12.36 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Basic Industries speciality business with further classification in the Precious Metals sub-category. Based in Canada, the YTD performance of the Basic Industries sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.
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