Four Leading International Stocks


Some folks follow the strategy of selecting stocks that outperform other stocks in the same industry. The idea here is to select the winners in a particular sector for a given time period.

The following are five such stocks that have outperformed the industry by over 50% year-to-date:

1.Telefonos de Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V (TMX) is a telecom service provider in Mexico and has 17.8 million local fixed lines. TMX pays a dividend of 3.37% and the total revenue is $10.2B. EPS has grown at an average annual rate of 16% over the past 5 years.

2.Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom Ltd (CHT) provides integrated communication services.The current yield is 1.07% and the P/E is 13.56. Earnings and revenue has almost been flat in the past 5 years.

3.Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile(SQM) is a fertilizer manufacturer in Chile.Annual dividend growth rate is 45% and the dividend yield now is 2.83%. After reaching nearly $60 in the past 52 weeks, SQM has fallen to $19.85 as of yesterday following the crash of the agricultural stocks.

4. The famous Japanese company Panasonic Corp(PC) makes an array of electronic and electrical products. While Sony(SNE) 47% in the last 52 weeks Panasonic is down just 15%.PC has a dividend yield of 2.49%. On Oct 1, 2008 the company changed its name from Matsushita Electric to Panasonic Corporation.


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