Top 10 NASDAQ-Traded Foreign Stocks Based on Market Cap

Over 100 foreign stocks(excluding Canadian stocks) trade on the NASDAQ market. Some of the foreign companies prefer this market over NYSE due to the its high focus on the technology industry. The table below lists the top 10 foreign ADRs based on market cap and traded on NASDAQ:

S.No. Name Ticker Market Capitalization (in $ billions as of Mar 4,2011)
1 Vodafone Group Plc VOD 150.4
2 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA 47.3
3, Inc. BIDU 42.5
4 Infosys Technologies Limited INFY 38.7
5 Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson ERIC 38.1
6 Mitsui & Co., Ltd. MITSY 33.9
8 Shire Plc. SHPGY 16.0
9 ARM Holdings plc ARMH 13.1
10 Ryanair Holdings plc RYAAY 8.6

Ireland-based Ryan Air Holdings operates the budget airline Ryan Air in Europe. Telecom services provider Vodafone (VOD) has a significant presence in emerging markets.Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) is the largest generic drug maker in the world. Baidu (BIDU) is the dominant Chinese search engine.Ericsson (ERIC) is one of the largest Swedish companies operating in the telecom sector.

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