21 Foreign Stocks Yielding More Than 5% Dividends

With the third quarter over, I wanted to identify some foreign large cap ADRs that paid dividends of over 5%. So I ran the stock screener with the following criteria:

1. Stocks must trade on the NYSE
2. Market cap. must be >= $5B
3. Must have dividend yields of 5% or more

The search resulted in 21 ADR stocks that are listed below:


The only financials in this list are Banco Santander(SAN) of Spain and Mizuho Financial Group (MFG) of Japan. Santander’s recent acquisitions should help the bank increase its earnings in the long run. This year the banking giant has acquired a 24.9% stake in Grupo Financiero Santander(Mexico), bought the German retail network of Sweden’s Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, bought 318 U.K. branches from Royal Bank of Scotland and picked up Allied Irish Banks’s (AIB) 70% stake in Poland’s Bank Zachodni WBK.

The three electric utilities Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais (CIG), Companhia Siderurgica Nacional(SID) and CPFL Energia S.A.(CPL) can offer exposure to the utility sector of the hot emerging market of Brazil.Ten of the ADRs noted above are in the telecom sector. Spanish telcom company Telefonica (TEF) has a strong presence in Latin America. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) is a telecom services provider in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Armenia with a subscriber base of about 98 million at the end of last year.


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