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9 top aluminum stocks to buy in 2024

Ready to invest in the metal industry? Learn how to invest in aluminum stocks in just a few steps.

The best aluminum 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 metal 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. BHP Group (BBL)
  2. Century Aluminum Company (CENX)
  3. Alcoa (AA)
  4. Rio Tinto ADR (RIO)
  5. Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (KALU)
  6. Crown (CCK)
  7. Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum (RS)
  8. Aluminum Corp of China Ltd ADR (ACH)
  9. Arconic Corporation (ARNC)

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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 BBL or CENX.
  5. Place your order. Buy the stock. It's that simple.

Take a deeper dive into aluminum stocks

If you're interested in investing in the metal 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. BHP Group (BBL)

BHP Group Limited operates as a resources company in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. It operates through Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal.

BHP Group is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD61.2 billion and employs 40,110 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $162,308,653,056
  • P/E ratio: 14.3901
  • PEG ratio: 0

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2. Century Aluminum Company (CENX)

Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production of standard-grade and value-added primary aluminum products in the United States and Iceland. It also owns and operates an alumina production facility in Iceland, and a carbon anode production facility in the Netherlands. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. . . . .

Century Aluminum Company stock opened the day at $18.87 after a previous close of $19.30. The latest price was $20.01 (25-minute delay). Century Aluminum Company is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion and employs 2,939 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,736,280,192
  • P/E ratio: 8.4751
  • PEG ratio: -1.36

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3. Alcoa (AA)

Alcoa Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products in the United States, Spain, Australia, Iceland, Norway, Brazil, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Alumina and Aluminum. It engages in bauxite mining operations; and processes bauxite into alumina and sells it to customers who process it into industrial chemical products, as well as aluminum smelting and casting businesses.

Alcoa stock opened the day at $38.17 after a previous close of $39.30. The latest price was $38.66 (25-minute delay). Alcoa is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$10.5 billion and employs 13,600 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $6,993,900,544
  • PEG ratio: -0.29

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4. Rio Tinto ADR (RIO)

Rio Tinto Group engages in exploring, mining, and processing mineral resources worldwide. The company operates through Iron Ore, Aluminium, Copper, and Minerals Segments. The Iron Ore segment engages in the iron ore mining, and salt and gypsum production in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto ADR stock opened the day at $65.01 after a previous close of $67.55. The latest price was $66.32 (25-minute delay). Rio Tinto ADR is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$54 billion and employs 57,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $111,262,777,344
  • P/E ratio: 11.1053
  • PEG ratio: 0

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5. Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (KALU)

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacture and sale of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum mill products in the United States and internationally. It offers rolled, extruded, and drawn aluminum products used for aerospace and defense, aluminum beverage and food packaging, automotive and general engineering products. The company's automotive extrusions include extruded aluminum products for structural components, crash management systems, anti-lock braking systems, and drawn tubes for drive shafts, as well as offers fabrication services, including sawing and cutting to length.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation stock opened the day at $95.38 after a previous close of $95.38. The latest price was $99.35 (25-minute delay). Kaiser Aluminum Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3 billion and employs 4,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,502,272,128
  • P/E ratio: 27.1773
  • PEG ratio: 2.24

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6. Crown (CCK)

Crown Holdings, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, engages in the packaging business in the United States and internationally. It operates through Americas Beverage, European Beverage, Asia Pacific, and Transit Packaging segments.

Crown stock opened the day at $75.94 after a previous close of $76.07. The latest price was $77.35 (25-minute delay). Crown is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$11.8 billion and employs 25,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $9,176,324,096
  • P/E ratio: 21.8991
  • PEG ratio: 0.8445

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7. Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum (RS)

Reliance, Inc. operates as a diversified metal solutions provider and the metals service center company in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company distributes a line of approximately 100,000 metal products, including alloy, aluminum, brass, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, and specialty steel products; and provides metals processing services to general manufacturing, non-residential construction, transportation, aerospace, energy, electronics and semiconductor fabrication, and heavy industries.

Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock opened the day at $300.43 after a previous close of $300.44. The latest price was $307.63 (25-minute delay). Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$14.5 billion and employs 15,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $17,045,363,712
  • P/E ratio: 13.8507
  • PEG ratio: 1.2

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8. Aluminum Corp of China Ltd ADR (ACH)

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells alumina, primary aluminum, aluminum alloys, and carbon products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Alumina, Primary Aluminum, Trading, Energy, and Corporate and Other Operating. The Alumina segment mines for and purchases bauxite and other raw materials; refines bauxite into alumina; and produces and sells alumina, as well as refined alumina, gallium, and multi-form alumina bauxite.

Aluminum Corp of China Ltd ADR is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$294.3 billion and employs 60,056 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $10,006,375,424
  • P/E ratio: 8.7767
  • PEG ratio: 0

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9. Arconic Corporation (ARNC)

Arconic Corporation manufactures and sells fabricated aluminum sheets, plates, extrusions, and architectural products and systems in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Rolled Products, Building and Construction Systems, and Extrusions. The Rolled Products segment provides a range of aluminum sheet and plate products for aerospace, ground transportation, packaging, building and construction, and industrial products; and roofing, architectural composite panels, ventilated facades and ceiling panels, spacers, culvert pipes, and gutters for building and construction markets.

Arconic Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.1 billion and employs 11,550 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,009,376,512
  • PEG ratio: 0.96

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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in aluminum stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — aluminum stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the metal 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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