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Best Performing Basic Industries Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
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 2021 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 Apr 1, 2021, 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) Aemetis, Inc (AMTX) 2) Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) 3) Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) 4) CVR Partners, LP (UAN) 5) Timken Steel Corporation (TMST)
 6) Green Plains, Inc. (GPRE) 7) Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) 8) Olympic Steel, Inc. (ZEUS) 9) Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (YTEN) 10) Titan International, Inc. (TWI)

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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:

Aemetis

Aemetis, Inc., incorporated on October 24, 2006, is an international renewable fuels and biochemicals company. The Company is focused on the production of fuels and chemicals through the acquisition, development ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Aemetis.
The California, CA-headquartered company Aemetis, Inc (AMTX) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Basic Industries of 2021. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Major Chemicals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Aemetis has changed by 950.2 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.49 per share and year-to-date closing price of $26.15 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $54.32 million to $708.64 million during the same period. Along with Basic Industries, the company is also in the business of Major Chemicals, Basic Materials, Specialty Chemicals, Biofuels, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Aemetis 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.

Comstock Mining

Comstock Mining Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of gold and silver in Nevada. The company operates through Mining and Real Estate segments. The Mining segment owns and con ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Comstock Mining.
During the given months of the year 2021, Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 376.92 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Nevada, NV-based Comstock Mining closed at a price of $1.04 per share, while it traded at a price of $4.96 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $35.82 million to $210.58 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 Precious Metals sector business.

Amyris

Amyris, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 2010, is an integrated industrial biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in research and development and sales of fuels and farnesene-derived products. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Amyris.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in California, CA, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Chemicals. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Amyris has so far gained 213.43 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $6.18 per share and year-to-date price of $19.37 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $1.48 billion to $5.11 billion. The stock of Amyris continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

CVR Partners LP

CVR Partners, LP produces, distributes, and markets nitrogen fertilizer products in the United States. It offers ammonia products for agricultural and industrial customers; and urea ammonium nitrate p ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CVR Partners LP.
At number four in the list of top stocks stands CVR Partners, LP (UAN), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $16.02 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $45 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 180.9 percentage. The Texas, TX-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $177.8 million to $481.15 million.

Timken Steel

TimkenSteel Corporation, incorporated on October 24, 2013, manufactures alloy steel, as well as carbon and micro-alloy steel. The Companys portfolio includes special bar quality (SBQ) bars, seamless mechanical tubing and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Timken Steel.
Timken Steel Corporation (TMST) has moved by 146.04 percentage over the given period of 2021-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 $4.67 apiece to the price of $11.49 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the Ohio, OH-based Steel and Iron sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $210.86 million to $523.97 million over the same duration. Timken Steel is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Green Plains

Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Ethanol Production; Agribusiness and Energy Services; Food ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Green Plains.
The Nebraska, NE-based Basic Industries sector company Green Plains, Inc. (GPRE) holds the number six spot among the best performing stocks of the Basic Industries sector. Classified as the Major Chemicals business, the stock price of Green Plains ended the previous year at a price of $13.17 per share while it reached the level of $31.1 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 136.14%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.39 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Green Plains in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Gevo

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedsto ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gevo.
The number seven spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Basic Industries sector is taken by Gevo, Inc. (GEVO). The company's stock price changed from $4.25 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $9.97 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 134.59 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Colorado, CO-based Basic Industries sector company was from $508.42 million to $1.98 billion. 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. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Olympic Steel

Olympic Steel, Inc., incorporated on April 25, 1978, is a metals service center. The Company provides metals processing and distribution services for a range of customers. The Company operates through ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Olympic Steel.
Based on the market-cap change from $147.63 million to $338.12 million during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $13.33 per share to a price of $30.53 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Olympic Steel, Inc. (ZEUS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 129.03 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Basic Industries stocks, the Ohio, OH-based Olympic Steel is categorized as the Metal Fabrications sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Yield10 Bioscience

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., formerly Metabolix, Inc., incorporated on October 1, 1998, is an agricultural bioscience company. The Company is focused on developing disruptive technologies for step-change improvements in crop yield ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Yield10 Bioscience.
The Massachusetts, MA-based Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (YTEN) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Containers and Packaging company. The stock of Yield10 Bioscience ended the previous year at a price of $5.78 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $13.13 apiece, which indicates a change of 127.16 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Basic Industries for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $19.27 million. It has now changed to $63.88 million as of writing. Yield10 Bioscience continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Titan International

Titan International, Inc., incorporated on March 24, 2015, is a wheel, tire, and undercarriage industrial manufacturer and supplier servicing customers across its target markets. The Companys segments are agricultural, earthmoving/construction, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Titan International.
Titan International (TWI) generated percentage returns of 97.74 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $4.86 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $9.61 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $298.29 million to $590.64 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Basic Industries speciality business with further classification in the Steel and Iron sub-category. Based in Illinois, IL, 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. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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