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Are you looking for mid-sized companies that still have room to grow? Do you prefer dividend stocks? Do you prefer investing in stocks that analysts have weighed in on? Looking for ways to dig deeper into a company's profitability? For ideas on how to evaluate this, we ran a screen.

EPS growth (earnings per share growth) illustrates the growth of earnings per share over time. EPS growth rates help investors identify stocks that are increasing or decreasing in profitability. This profitability metric is generally a key driver in the price of the stock, as it directly correlates to the profitability of the company as a whole.

The Net Margin is a profitability metric that illustrates, by percentage, how much of every dollar earned gets turned into a bottom line profit. This is just one of many profitability metrics used by investors and analysts to better understand what the company is being left with at the end of the day. Generally, a firm that can expand its net profit margins over a period of time will see its stock price rise as well, due to the trend of increasing profitability. Net Margin = Net Income/Total Revenue

We first looked for mid-cap stocks with a very high yield (more than 5%). Next, we then screened for businesses that analysts rate as "Buy" (2 < mean recommendation < 3). We then looked for businesses that have shown strong bottom line growth over the last year (1-year fiscal EPS growth rate>10%)(Net Margin [TTM]>10%). We did not screen out any sectors.

Do you think these mid-cap stocks will go up in valuation? Use our list to help with your own analysis.

1) Rhino Resource Partners LP (NYSE:RNO)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Nonmetallic Mineral Mining
Market Cap:$2.74B
Beta:-

Rhino Resource Partners LP has a Dividend Yield of 11.78% and Payout Ratio of 0.00% and Analysts' Rating of 2.50 and Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 97.16% and Net Margin of 12.66%. The short interest was 0.45% as of 05/08/2012. Rhino Resource Partners LP produces, processes and sells coal of various steam and metallurgical grades in the United States. The company holds interests in various surface and underground coal mines located in Central Appalachia, Northern Appalachia, the Illinois Basin, and the Western Bituminous region. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 10 mines, including 5 underground and 5 surface mines located in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

2) Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. (CHKM)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Market Cap:$3.87B
Beta:-

Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. has a Dividend Yield of 6.20% and Payout Ratio of 0.00% and Analysts' Rating of 2.10 and Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 76.18% and Net Margin of 34.34%. The short interest was 0.83% as of 05/08/2012. Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. owns, operates, develops, and acquires natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil gathering systems, and other midstream energy assets in the United States. The company's systems consists of approximately 3,629 miles of gathering pipelines, servicing approximately 4,965 natural gas wells located in the Barnett Shale region in north-central Texas; Haynesville Shale region in northwest Louisiana; and Mid-Continent regions, including the Anadarko, Arkoma, Delaware, and Permian Basins. It also operates 10 gas gathering systems, servicing approximately 281 wells located in the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

3) Alliance Resource Partners LP (NASDAQ:ARLP)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Industrial Metals & Minerals
Market Cap:$2.25B
Beta:0.78

Alliance Resource Partners LP has a Dividend Yield of 6.72% and Payout Ratio of 48.89% and Analysts' Rating of 2.00 and Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 21.60% and Net Margin of 20.22%. The short interest was 0.56% as of 05/08/2012. Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. engages in the production and marketing of coal primarily to utilities and industrial users in the United States.

4) National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN)

Sector:Financial
Industry:REIT - Diversified
Market Cap:$2.89B
Beta:0.87

National Retail Properties, Inc. has a Dividend Yield of 5.71% and Payout Ratio of 169.03%, an Analysts' Rating of 2.20 and Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 23.50% and Net Margin of 35.13%. The short interest was 9.08% as of 05/08/2012. National Retail Properties, Inc. is a publicly-owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages and develops retail properties in the United States. It provides complete turn-key and built-to-suit development services including market analysis, site selection and acquisition, entitlements, permitting and construction management.

5) Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Nonmetallic Mineral Mining
Market Cap:$2.63B
Beta:0.73

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. has a Dividend Yield of 6.07% and Payout Ratio of 67.36% and Analysts' Rating of 2.00 and Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 22.83% and Net Margin of 20.09%. The short interest was 0.73% as of 05/08/2012. Alliance Holdings GP, L.P., through its subsidiaries, produces and markets coal primarily to utilities and industrial users in the United States. It produces a range of steam coal with varying sulfur and heat contents. The company operates nine underground mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia.

*Company profiles were sourced from Finviz. Financial data was sourced from Finviz.

Source: 5 High Yielding Mid-Cap Dividend Stocks With Buy Ratings And Hearty Earnings