Nucor (NUE) is the largest U.S. steel manufacturer by production and boasts among the most modern and efficient mills. Shares of this $12 billion market value firm are up 20% in the past three months and 2.4% on the year and carry a projected yield of 3.87%. Nucor has a long-term projected earnings per share growth rate of 39%.
Kronos Worldwide's (KRO - Get Report) shares carry a yield of 3.09%, and the company has a market value of $2 billion. The shares are down 4% this year but over three years, they have appreciated at a rate of 70% per year. Kronos is a chemical company that primarily makes titanium dioxide found in paint and plastics and used in paper manufacturing. It has a long-term projected annual earnings growth rate of 20.5%.