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Interested in industrial metals & minerals stocks? In search of companies that can manage their debt well? Are you after companies that have manageable long term debt? Do you prefer stocks that are projected to grow over the next year? If so, here's a list you might be interested in.

The Debt/Equity Ratio illustrates how aggressively a company is financing its growth via debt. The more debt financing that is used in a capital structure, the more volatile earnings can become due to the additional interest expense. Should a company's potentially enhanced earnings fail to exceed the cost associated with debt financing over time, this can lead the company toward substantial trouble.

The Long Term Debt/Equity Ratio is a variation of the traditional debt-to-equity ratio; this value computes the proportion of a company's long-term debt compared to its available capital. By using this ratio, investors can identify the amount of leverage utilized by a specific company and compare it to others to help analyze the company's risk exposure. Generally, companies that finance a greater portion of their capital via debt are considered riskier than those with lower leverage ratios.

EPS growth (earnings per share growth) illustrates the growth of earnings per share over time. The 1-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate is an annual growth estimate, where the growth projections are made by analysts, the company or other credible sources.

We first looked for industrial metals & minerals stocks. We then looked for companies that operate with little to no debt (D/E Ratio<.3). We then looked for companies that operate with little to no long term debt (Long Term D/E Ratio<.1). We then looked for companies with estimated high-growth, with 1-year projected EPS growth above 25%. We did not screen out any market caps.

Do you think these stocks should be priced higher? Use our screened list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1) Uranerz Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:URZ)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Industrial Metals & Minerals
Market Cap:$105.71M
Beta:3.08

Uranerz Energy Corp. has a Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and Long Term Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 650.00%. The short interest was 10.78% as of 05/15/2012. Uranerz Energy Corporation, an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition and exploitation of uranium and mineral resources in the United States. It focuses on developing uranium properties in the Powder River Basin area of Wyoming into commercial in-situ recovery uranium mines. The company was formerly known as Carleton Ventures Corp. and changed its name to Uranerz Energy Corporation in July 2005.

2) Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:UEC)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Industrial Metals & Minerals
Market Cap:$189.88M
Beta:2.35

Uranium Energy Corp. has a Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and Long Term Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 172.20%. The short interest was 16.42% as of 05/15/2012. Uranium Energy Corp. engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in the United States and Paraguay. The company primarily explores for uranium. As of July 31, 2011, it had mineral properties covering 41,225 acres located in the States of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming; and 247,000 acres located in the area of Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay.

3) Golden Minerals Company (NYSEMKT:AUMN)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Industrial Metals & Minerals
Market Cap:$191.93M
Beta:-

Golden Minerals Company has a Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and Long Term Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 207.70%. The short interest was 14.04% as of 05/15/2012. Golden Minerals Company engages in the exploration and development of precious metals and other mineral properties in Mexico and South America. The company explores for gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead ores, as well as base metals. It primarily owns and operates Velardena and Chicago properties located in the State of Durango, Mexico.

4) Titanium Metals Corporation (TIE)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Industrial Metals & Minerals
Market Cap:$2.33B
Beta:1.51

Titanium Metals Corporation has a Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.03 and Long Term Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.03 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 40.00%. The short interest was 6.99% as of 05/15/2012. Titanium Metals Corporation produces and sells titanium melted and mill products. It provides titanium sponge, which is the basic form of titanium metal used in titanium products; melted products, such as ingots, electrodes, and slabs that are the result of melting titanium sponge and titanium scrap; mill products, which are forged and rolled from ingot or slab, including billets, bars, plates, sheets, strips, and pipes; and fabrications, such as spools, pipe fittings, manifolds, and vessels, as well as offers titanium scrap and titanium tetrachloride. The company serves commercial aerospace and military sectors; and desalination, chemical, oil and gas, consumer, sporting goods, healthcare, automotive, and power generation industries.

5) Stillwater Mining Co. (NYSE:SWC)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Industrial Metals & Minerals
Market Cap:$997.85M
Beta:2.35

Stillwater Mining Co. has a Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.23 and Long Term Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.04 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 52.17%. The short interest was 10.33% as of 05/15/2012. Stillwater Mining Company engages in developing, extracting, processing, smelting, refining, and marketing palladium, platinum, and platinum group metals (PGMs). The company conducts its mining operations at the Stillwater mine, which is located near Nye, Montana; and at the East Boulder mine located near Big Timber, Montana. It is also involved in developing Marathon, a PGM/copper property, which is located in Ontario, Canada; and exploring Altar, a copper/gold property located in San Juan, Argentina. In addition, the company operates a smelter and base metal refinery located in Columbus, Montana.

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

Source: 5 High Growth Industrial Metals And Minerals Stocks That Can Manage Debt