If you’d like to make your own Canadian commodities ETF, or be more selective than iShares ETFs like XMA (Materials), then choose your stocks from this list of all the energy and materials stocks currently composing just over one third of the S&P/TSX 60, Canada’s large-cap index.
If you’re looking for Canada’s largest gold companies, Canada’s best oil companies, or all the top Canadian mining stocks, they will be in this list. I’ve include the market capitalization for each company – numbers, of course, are in Canadian dollars.
Canada’s Biggest Resource Stocks
11 Oil and Gas Companies
Arc Energy Trust (TSX: AET.UN) – Energy – One of the few income trusts large enough to be in the list. Great management team. Market Cap: $5.0 billion.
Canadian Natural Resource (TSX: CNQ) – Energy – A blue-chip oil & gas stock. Must-own. Market Cap: $39.3 billion.
Canadian Oil Sands (TSX: COS.UN) – Energy – Best play possible for oil sands exposure. Market Cap: $15.3 billion.
EnCana (TSX: ECA) – Energy – Will soon be 100% natural gas (Cenovus will take their oil division). Blue-chip nat gas at its best here. Market Cap: $43.8 billion.
Enbridge (TSX: ENB) – Energy – Very stable, delivers gas in Ontario and Quebec. Market Cap: $16.6 billion.
Enerplus Resources (TSX: ERF.UN) – Energy – Another income trust focused on oil and gas. Market Cap: $4.0 billion.
Husky Energy (TSX: HSE) – Energy – Integrated petroleum company, struggled in 2008. Market Cap: $24.9 billion.
Imperial Oil (TSX: IMO) – Energy – “Blue-chip of the blue-chips” in oil stocks. Fully integrated, very stable business. Market Cap: $34.9 billion.
Nexen Inc. (TSX: NXY) – Energy – Diversified oil and energy company in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and oil sands. Market Cap: $14.0 billion.
Penn West Energy Trust (TSX: PWT.UN) – Energy – Another huge income trust. Struggled with debt levels, but a major player. Market Cap: $8.0 billion.
Suncor (TSX: SU) – Energy – Another great company for exposure to oil sands. #2 oil sands company in Canada. Market Cap: $60.6 billion.
11 Mining and Materials Companies
Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX) – Materials – Barrick is also the largest gold producer in the world. Until we learn more about China’s, that is. Market Cap: $46.7 billion.
Agnico-Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM) – Materials – AEM is a good mid-tier gold producer that many like because of its low-cost production ability. Market Cap: $10.2 billion.
Agrium (TSX: AGU) – Materials – Agrium has significant potash exposure, but is much more diversified than POT. Market Cap: $9.2 billion.
Cameco (TSX: CCO) – Materials/Energy – One of world’s largest uranium plays. If you want uranium exposure, be in this stock for sure. Market Cap: $12.3 billion.
Eldorado (TSX: ELD) – Materials – Relatively smaller-tier gold producer in China, Turkey, and Brazil. Market Cap: $5.7 billion.
First Quantum Minerals (TSX: FM) – Materials – Mines copper in Africa. Market Cap: $5.9 billion.
Goldcorp (TSX: G) – Materials – Fastest-growing gold producer in Canada right now. Market Cap: $34.3 billion.
Iamgold (TSX: IMG) – Materials – Smaller-tier gold producer with good growth profile. Market Cap: $7.3 billion.
Inmet Mining (TSX: IMN) – Materials – International miner of base and precious metals. Market Cap: $3.8 billion.
Kinross Gold (TSX: K) – Materials – One of top 5 Canadian gold companies. Mines internationally. Market Cap: $14.6 billion.
Potash Corp. (TSX: POT) – Materials – World’s superstore for potash. This is the potash tollbooth – the China story depends on it. Market Cap: $34.5 billion.
For a complete list of all Canadian large-caps refer to my article on companies in the S&P/TSX 60 Index. You might also want to check out some other resources I’ve compiled on other resource sectors below.
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