10. KDDI ( KDDIY)

Company profile: KDDI, with a market value of $28 billion, is Japan's second-largest provider of mobile-communications services and sells mobile devices. It is also a broadband services provider.

Dividend Yield: 2.5%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 1% this year. The Japanese company gets no Wall Street analyst coverage, but S&P has a "strong buy" rating on its shares.

Morningstar says its "market share of new subscribers has increased over the past 18 months, as it has introduced a new handset lineup of smartphones." Morningstar's fair value of $24 is a 48% premium to the current price.

9. Koninklijke KPN ( KKPNY)

Company profile: "Royal" KPN, ith a market value of $13 billion, is the national telecommunications provider for the Netherlands, offering fixed-line, wireless and broadband services. It also provides wireless service in Germany and Belgium.

Dividend Yield: 13.86%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are down 17% this year and have a three-year average annual decline of 0.85%. Analysts give its shares two "buy" ratings, and one "buy/hold," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. Morningstar fair value: $14, a 55% premium to the current price.

8. Applied Materials ( AMAT)

Company profile: Applied Materials, with a market value of $16 billion, is the world's largest supplier of semiconductor-manufacturing equipment.

Dividend Yield: 2.99%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 13% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 3.6%. Analysts give its shares six "buy" ratings, four "buy/holds," 12 "holds," and two "weak holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P.

S&P has it rated "strong buy" with a $17 price target, a 42% premium to the current price. Morningstar fair value: $19, a 58% premium to the current price.

7. Staples ( SPLS)

Company profile: Staples, with a market value of $11 billion, is the world's leading office-products company, with $25 billion in sales and more than 2,000 stores in 25 countries.

Dividend Yield: 2.79%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 14% this year and have a three-year, average annual decline of 7.7%. Analysts give its shares seven "buy" ratings, five "buy/holds," seven "holds," and two "weak holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. Analysts estimate it will earn $1.50 per share this fiscal year and that that will grow 9% to $1.63 per share next year.

S&P has it rated "buy" with a $20 price target, a 27% premium to the current price. Morningstar's fair value estimate is $25, a 62% premium.

6. Steel Dynamics ( STLD)

Company profile: Steel Dynamics, with a market value of $2.8 billion, is a major U.S. steel producer that uses scrap metal as its primary source of raw material, which lowers operating leverage and increases flexibility in its operations

Dividend Yield: 3.07%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are down 2.3% this year and have a three-year, average annual decline of 7%. Analysts give its shares three "buy" ratings, three "buy/holds," and two "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. Analysts estimate it will earn $2.07 per share this year and that that will grow by 18% to $2.45 per share, next year.

S&P says: "For 2012, we project a 7% increase in steel consumption (worldwide), versus 2011's advance of 12.2%," and that will translate to higher profits for this company. Morningstar fair value: $22, a 71% premium to the current price.

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