Sainsbury and Tesco ADRs

Tesco and Sainsbury are two large supermarket chains in the UK. With food prices rising worldwide and in UK, it may be worth looking into these stocks.Both these companies trade as ADRs in the OTC market.Some basic details about these ADRs are noted below:

1. Sainsbury Plc – JSAIY

Company profile: “J Sainsbury plc is a United Kingdom-based company principally engaged in grocery and related retailing, and financial services. The Company’s businesses are organized into two operating divisions: Retailing (supermarkets and convenience stores) and Financial Services (Sainsbury’s Bank). J Sainsbury plc consists of Sainsbury’s, a chain of 504 supermarkets and 319 convenience stores, and Sainsbury’s Bank. A typical Sainsbury’s store offers around 30,000 products, and many stores also offer non-food products and services. During the fiscal year ended March 22, 2008 (fiscal 2008), 147 stores provided an Internet-based home delivery shopping service

Dividend Yield: 5.22%
P/E Ratio: 19.25
Market Cap: $12.0B

2.Tesco Plc – TSCDY

Company Profile: “Tesco PLC is an international retailer. The United Kingdom segment includes the start-up operations for establishing the operations in the United States. Its Rest of Europe segment includes the Republic of Ireland, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Turkey. The Asia reporting segment includes Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, China and Japan. On April 15, 2008, the Company announced the launch of Tesco Digital, a one-stop shop for entertainment needs.

Dividend Yield: 4.09%
P/E Ratio: 14.52
Market Cap: $58.2B

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