9. Praxair (PX) is the largest industrial gas supplier in North America and South America. Its shares have risen 8.6% this year, and a 10-year average annual return of 16.4%. It has a $30 billion market value and its shares carry a 1.96 projected dividend yield.
10. H.B. Fuller (FUL) formulates, manufactures and markets adhesives, sealants, paints, and other specialty chemical products worldwide. Its adhesives include thermoplastic, water-based, and solvent-based products. Its shares are up 11% this year, giving it a $1 billion market value. Over 15 years, its average annual return is 6.3%.