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11 top chemicals stocks to buy in 2024

Ready to invest in the industrial and consumer chemical industry? Learn how to invest in chemicals stocks in just a few steps.

The best chemicals stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

The top industrial and consumer chemical stocks included on this page all trade on the S&P 500, have an analyst recommendation of "Buy" or better and are sorted by year-to-date performance.

  1. Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM)
  2. AdvanSix (ASIX)
  3. Eastman Chemical Company (EMN)
  4. The Clorox Company (CLX)
  5. Chevron (CVX)
  6. Sherwin-Williams (SHW)
  7. Dow (DOW)
  8. LyondellBasell Industries (LYB)
  9. Exxon Mobil (XOM)
  10. WRGrace-and-Co (GRA)
  11. H B Fuller Company (FUL)

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  3. Set up a funding method to pay for the transaction. Deposit funds into your account by linking your banking information.
  4. Choose the stocks you want to buy. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol like RYAM or ASIX.
  5. Place your order. Buy the stock. It's that simple.

Take a deeper dive into chemicals stocks

If you're interested in investing in the industrial and consumer chemical industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.

1. Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM)

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. manufactures and sells cellulose specialty products in the United States, China, Latin America, Canada, Japan, Europe, Latin America, other Asian countries, and internationally. It operates through High Purity Cellulose, Paperboard, and High-Yield Pulp segments.

Rayonier Advanced Materials stock opened the day at $5.69 after a previous close of $5.73. The latest price was $5.59 (25-minute delay). Rayonier Advanced Materials is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD1.6 billion and employs 2,800 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $370,177,088
  • PEG ratio: -1.47

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2. AdvanSix (ASIX)

AdvanSix Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of polymer resins in the United States and internationally. It offers Nylon 6, a polymer resin, which is a synthetic material used to produce fibers, filaments, engineered plastics, and films.

AdvanSix stock opened the day at $23.12 after a previous close of $23.22. The latest price was $22.72 (25-minute delay). AdvanSix is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion and employs 1,450 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $614,420,992
  • P/E ratio: 286.375
  • PEG ratio: 0

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3. Eastman Chemical Company (EMN)

Eastman Chemical Company operates as a specialty materials company in the United States, China, and internationally. The company's Additives & Functional Products segment offers amine derivative-based building blocks, intermediates for surfactants, metam-based soil fumigants, and organic acid-based solutions; specialty coalescent and solvents, paint additives, and specialty polymers; and heat transfer and aviation fluids. It serves transportation, personal care, wellness, food, feed, agriculture, building and construction, water treatment, energy, consumables, durables, and electronics markets.

Eastman Chemical Company stock opened the day at $97.80 after a previous close of $98.08. The latest price was $98.61 (25-minute delay). Eastman Chemical Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9.1 billion and employs 14,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $11,702,277,120
  • P/E ratio: 12.8235
  • PEG ratio: 1.1406

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4. The Clorox Company (CLX)

The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Health and Wellness, Household, Lifestyle, and International. The Health and Wellness segment offers cleaning products, such as laundry additives and home care products primarily under the Clorox, Clorox2, Scentiva, Pine-Sol, Liquid-Plumr, Tilex, and Formula 409 brands; professional cleaning and disinfecting products under the CloroxPro and Clorox Healthcare brands; professional food service products under the Hidden Valley brand; and vitamins, minerals and supplement products under the RenewLife, Natural Vitality, NeoCell, and Rainbow Light brands in the United States.

The Clorox Company stock opened the day at $136.32 after a previous close of $135.74. The latest price was $136.64 (25-minute delay). The Clorox Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.2 billion and employs 8,100 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $17,216,176,128
  • P/E ratio: 69.9691
  • PEG ratio: 0.4331

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5. Chevron (CVX)

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the integrated energy and chemicals operations in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, production, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification of liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas; and carbon capture and storage, as well as a gas-to-liquids plant.

Chevron stock opened the day at $156.80 after a previous close of $156.64. The latest price was $155.29 (25-minute delay). Chevron is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$192.8 billion and employs 45,600 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $286,463,229,952
  • P/E ratio: 14.4103
  • PEG ratio: 4.5062

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6. Sherwin-Williams (SHW)

The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coating, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. It operates through three segments: Paint Stores Group, Consumer Brands Group, and Performance Coatings Group. The Paint Stores Group segment offers architectural paints and coatings, and protective and marine products, as well as OEM product finishes and related products for architectural and industrial paint contractors, and do-it-yourself homeowners.

Sherwin-Williams stock opened the day at $302.66 after a previous close of $301.35. The latest price was $301.26 (25-minute delay). Sherwin-Williams is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$23 billion and employs 64,088 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $76,112,871,424
  • P/E ratio: 32.0374
  • PEG ratio: 4.1583

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7. Dow (DOW)

Dow Inc. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of various materials science solutions for packaging, infrastructure, mobility, and consumer applications in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates through Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure, and Performance Materials & Coatings segments.

Dow stock opened the day at $54.10 after a previous close of $54.21. The latest price was $53.99 (25-minute delay). Dow is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$43.5 billion and employs 35,900 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $38,240,342,016
  • P/E ratio: 32.3691
  • PEG ratio: 0.7804

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8. LyondellBasell Industries (LYB)

LyondellBasell Industries N. V. operates as a chemical company in the United States, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Poland, France, Japan, China, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company operates in six segments: Olefins and Polyolefins"Americas; Olefins and Polyolefins"Europe, Asia, International; Intermediates and Derivatives; Advanced Polymer Solutions; Refining; and Technology.

LyondellBasell Industries stock opened the day at $94.79 after a previous close of $95.05. The latest price was $95.21 (25-minute delay). LyondellBasell Industries is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$40.8 billion and employs 20,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $30,950,373,376
  • P/E ratio: 14.6682
  • PEG ratio: 1.7965

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9. Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas in the United States and internationally. It operates through Upstream, Energy Products, Chemical Products, and Specialty Products segments. The Upstream segment explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas.

Exxon Mobil stock opened the day at $111.90 after a previous close of $111.74. The latest price was $110.88 (25-minute delay). Exxon Mobil is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$335.4 billion and employs 62,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $490,671,013,888
  • P/E ratio: 13.4044
  • PEG ratio: 7.0464

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10. WRGrace-and-Co (GRA)

W. R. Grace & Co. , through its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide.

WRGrace-and-Co is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.9 billion and employs 4,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $4,638,244,352
  • P/E ratio: 60.3883
  • PEG ratio: -2.34

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11. H B Fuller Company (FUL)

H. B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, coatings, polymers, tapes, encapsulants, additives, and other specialty chemical products. It operates through three segments: Hygiene, Health and Consumable Adhesives; Engineering Adhesives; and Construction Adhesives.

H B Fuller Company stock opened the day at $78.03 after a previous close of $78.05. The latest price was $78.01 (25-minute delay). H B Fuller Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.5 billion and employs 7,200 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $4,252,929,024
  • P/E ratio: 28.3818
  • PEG ratio: 2.2309

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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in chemicals stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — chemicals stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the industrial and consumer chemical industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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