Are Spanish Stocks A Good Buy Now?

Spain was one of the hardest hit economies during the global financial crisis and the following European sovereign debt crises. Before the crises the Spanish economy grew rapidly over many years attracting international investors. As a result of the crises,  the economy tanked primarily due to the bursting of the once red-hot real estate industry.The …

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The Eight Largest Spanish Companies By Revenue 2012

The Spanish firms appearing in the Fortune Global 500 list are shown below:     Source: Fortune Global 500, Fortune Despite all the troubles in recent years banking groups Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria(BBVA) and Banco Santander(SAN) are still large enough to make it to this global ranking. Related ETFs: iShares MSCI Spain Capped Index (EWP) The complete …

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The 10 Most Profitable Spanish Companies

The 10 most profitable publicly-listed Spanish companies that appear in the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2010 are listed below: Rank Company Industry Sales ($bil) Profits ($bil) 1 Banco Santander Banking 109.57 12.34 2 Telefonica Telecommunications Services 79.11 10.84 3 BBVA-Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Banking 49.27 6.03 4 Iberdrola Utilities 35.15 3.94 5 ACS Group Construction …

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Spanish Bank ADRs May be Avoided Now

Spanish banks Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBV) and Banco Santander SA (New) (NYSE:STD) may be avoided for investment now. While both are some of the largest banks in the world, their earnings have been impacted adversely not only due to the recession but also due to some wrong strategic moves. The collapsing real estate market …

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