3. Buckeye Technologies (BKI), a $1.3 billion company in the forest products industry, has seen its shares rise 52% this year. The company manufactures and distributes cellulose-based specialty products.
4. Royal Gold's (RGLD - Get Report) shares have gained 48% this year, giving it a $4.4 billion market value. The company owns royalty interests in various producing, development, evaluation, and exploration stage projects in the quest for gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc metals.