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A stamp of approval from industry analysts can be a helpful tool when you are searching for new investments. Today we have a short list of basic material dividends that have all been rated recently as 'Buy" by analysts. Further, these dividends are all estimated to be on a fast growth track. Take a look and see if any pique your interest.

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 basic materials dividend stocks. Next, we then screened for businesses with estimated high-growth, with 1-year projected EPS growth above 25%. We then looked for businesses that analysts rate as "Buy" (2 < mean recommendation < 3). We did not screen out any market caps.

Do you think these stocks should have higher valuations? Use our list along with your own analysis.

1) Oiltanking Partners, L.P. (NYSE:OILT)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Oil & Gas Pipelines
Market Cap:$1.32B
Beta:-

Oiltanking Partners, L.P. has a Dividend Yield of 4.23%, a Payout Ratio of 51.16%, a 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 46.07%, and an Analysts' Rating of 2.10. The short interest was 0.52% as of July 28, 2012. Oiltanking Partners, L.P. provides storage, terminaling, and transportation services for third-party companies engaged in the production, distribution, and marketing of crude oil, refined petroleum products, and liquefied petroleum gas.

The company operates a crude oil and refined petroleum products terminal on the Houston Ship Channel with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 11.7 million barrels (mmbbls); and Beaumont terminal on the Neches River with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 5.

2) Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Steel & Iron
Market Cap:$12.20B
Beta:1.07

Nucor Corporation has a Dividend Yield of 3.79%, a Payout Ratio of 80.40%, a 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 69.85%, and an Analysts' Rating of 2.20. The short interest was 3.55% as of July 28, 2012. Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in North America and internationally.

It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces hot and cold-rolled sheet steel; plate steel; structural steel comprising wide-flange beams, beam blanks, and sheet piling; and bar steel, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bar, merchant bar, and special bar quality products.

3) Enbridge Energy Partners LP (NYSE:EEP)

Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Oil & Gas Pipelines
Market Cap:$8.41B
Beta:0.66

Enbridge Energy Partners LP has a Dividend Yield of 7.22%, a Payout Ratio of 97.62%, a 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 25.64%, and an Analysts' Rating of 2.10. The short interest was 0.86% as of July 28, 2012. Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. owns and operates crude oil and liquid petroleum transportation and storage assets, as well as natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transmission, and marketing assets in the United States.

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

Source: 3 Analyst Favored Basic Materials Dividends Set For Expansion