Top International Dividend Stocks (ADR’s) – Telecom Stocks Dominate

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 01.19.2012 (5:00 am) | Write a Comment  (15 Comments)

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Since taking the resolution to focus more on international stocks, I have been able to spend more time looking through some of them. For no particular reason, two stocks that I looked into were European telecom companies, Vodafone (VOD) and Telefonica (TEF). As I have started to look into stocks that could be added into the Ultimate sustainable dividend portfolio, today I decided to take a longer look into the top ADR’s trying to find companies that have a high dividend yield but also have decent market cap and seem to have enough numbers to warrant further research…

Shocking Results….

I’m very surprised to see that 9 of the top 16 ADR’s that came out are telecom related. How in the world is it possible? It seems like it’s not only in North America that we see such companies. In the US, FTR has been at the top of the dividend rankings for a very long time… FTR has proven to be a very bad dividend pick. I will be taking a much deeper look into these names in the coming months both here and in our free mailing list. If you have not joined, do so now, it’s free:



The major downside of course is that for some of these companies, it’s much more difficult to get information about how they’re doing, etc. Still, since they are traded on US stock exchanges, it does require these companies to report “standard” financial statements.

As we enter 2012, I will also be posting more often about the UDSP (Ultimate Dividend Stock Portfolio) and as you know, some stocks will need to be taken out over time. You can expect those to be replaced by more international names, which can probably be found somewhere on this list. For now though, I will leave you with this list, from which I will do further analysis next week on the mailing list. Please feel free to send out any comments about these names.

Here is the top 50 of the names that we follow, ranked by dividend yield, which as we have seen is rarely the best way to choose dividend stocks. Still, it’s a good starting point:

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15 Comments

  1. Comment by KB — January 19, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Hi IS and thank you for all the great work you do.

    You website provides many great ideas to be explored and used. I would like to provide something in return.

    Investing in top international dividend payers at sometimes can be nerve racking. As it pertains to the list you provided I prefer safety in numbers. That is I ask myself the question, “Can I find these issues in a cost effective ETF so that I can participate and at the same time diversify into many issues and product lines.”

    There is a way to use the following sites to do so:
    http://etfdb.com/tool/etf-stock-exposure-tool/
    http://www.etfchannel.com/finder/

    I loaded the 50 symbols provided and identified the following:
    NYC = 25 Compopents representing @3.36% of ETF
    VXUS = 19 Components representing @7.74% of ETF
    VEU = 19 Components representing @5.60% of ETF
    VT = 17 Components representing @5.00% of ETF
    ADRD = 15 Components representing @14.00% of ETF
    ADRU = 14 Components representing @15.00% of ETF
    EEN = 16 Components representing @14.00% of ETF

    The above ETF appear to have the most components representing the largest percentage contained within the ETF. Thus, if one is a little gun shy of owning just one single equity company, one can acquire 1 or 2 ETF to pick up a variety of the choices mentioned while remaining diversified and asset allocated to many of the excellent choices you have rendred unto us. Thanks again for all that you do – KB

  2. Comment by IS — January 19, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    @KB – Interesting thoughts! Thanks for sharing, I do think that many dividend investors prefer going for the stocks rather than the ETF’s but those are good options

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  4. Comment by Hans — January 20, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    IS, thanks for the long list of recommendations!

    The one that caught my eye is SID, which we have now placed on our watch list..

    The negative is its high debt load, but then it is sitting on a pile of cash..

    All we now need is a general market pullback, which should be in the offering…

  5. Comment by IS — January 21, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    @Hans – Thanks for pointing that out, we will certainly take a deep look into SID:)

  6. Comment by Hans — January 21, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    IS, SID, is a steel maker and Brazila an exploding economic market!

    Of course, we need under stand what SID’s is producing and it’s markets..

    There was an article on Wharton’s website regarding Brazila’s shortage of skilled workers and its effect on it’s economy…

    A well covered yield of 6.5% and significantly down from it’s 52 week high.. Regrettably, however, RSI, is much toooo high…

  7. Comment by IS — January 21, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    @Hans – Do you have the link to that article?

  8. Comment by Hans — January 22, 2012 @ 12:49 pm
  9. Comment by IS — January 22, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    @ Hans – Thanks, I will take a look!

  10. Comment by Andrew @ 101 Centavos — January 22, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Super list, IS! A real international tour-de-force. I’ve bookmarked for later reference. One in particular that catches the eye is Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG). Brazilian iron ore and steelmaking are on the upswing.

  11. Comment by Hans — January 22, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    IS, I was completely unaware, that Brazila faces a critical skill labor shortage.

    I am not sure whether that it effects the steel industry or not, however, as a nation it must be addressed.

    To a degree, we have a shortage of science and math majors, hear in America.

  12. Comment by Hans — January 22, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    Oh, I hope the article is of some value to you, IS.

  13. Comment by IS — January 23, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    @Hans – Very interesting read, especially for those like me who are thinking about investing more into Brazil… Thanks for sharing

  14. Comment by Hans — January 24, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    You are welsome, IS! Thank you for all of your labors, hear at IS!

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