The Complete List of Foreign Bank Stocks

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Includes: AIBYY, BBD, BBVA, BCH, BCS, BFR, BMA, BMO, BNS, BSAC, BSBR, CIB, CM, CS, DB, GGAL, HDB, HSBC, IBN, IRE, ITCB, ITUB, KB, LYG, MFG, MTU, NBGGY, RBS, RY, SAN, SHG, TD, UBS, WBK, WF
by: David Hunkar

The complete list of foreign bank stocks trading on the organized U.S. exchanges are listed below:

a) Foreign Banks

S.No. Company Ticker Country Returns in 2009
1 Allied Irish Banks AIB Ireland -25.16%
2 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria BBVA Spain 46.79%
3 Banco Bradesco BBD Brazil 121.58%
4 Banco de Chile BCH Chile 69.98%
5 Banco Macro BMA Argentina 175.05%
6 Banco Santander Brasil BSBR Brazil N/A
7 Banco Santander Chile SAN Chile 84.93%
8 Banco Santander S.A STD Spain 73.23%
9 Bancolombia CIB Colombia 94.90%
10 Bank of Ireland IRE Ireland 60.59%
11 Barclays Bank BCS United Kingdom 79.59%
12 BBVA Banco Frances BFR Argentina 109.67%
13 Corpbanca BCA Chile 112.00%
14 Credit Suisse CS Switzerland 73.96%
15 Deutsche Bank DB Germany 74.27%
16 Grupo Financiero Galicia GGAL Argentina 154.87%
17 HDFC Bank HDB India 82.24%
18 HSBC HBC United Kingdom 17.30%
19 ICICI Bank IBN India 95.90%
20 Itau Unibanco Holding ITUB Brazil 116.49%
21 KB Financial KB Korea 94.08%
22 Lloyds Banking Group LYG United Kingdom -56.46%
23 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial MTU Japan -20.77%
24 Mizuho Financial MFG Japan -38.30%
25 National Bank of Greece NBG Greece 36.75%
26 Royal Bank of Scotland RBS United Kingdom -38.10%
27 Shinhan Financial SHG Korea 57.51%
28 UBS UBS Switzerland 8.46%
29 Westpac Banking WBK Australia 87.59%
30 Woori Finance WF Korea 151.93%
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b) Canadian Banks

S.No. Company Ticker Returns in 2009
1 Bank of Novo Scotia BNS 78.00%
2 Bank of Montreal BMO 116.20%
3 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce CM 62.20%
4 Royal Bank of Canada RY 86.40%
5 TD Bank TD 80.70%
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In terms of performance, British bank Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:RBS) is up 29% YTD. Barclays (NYSE:BCS) and Llyods Bank (NYSE:LYG) is up about 15% YTD. It must be noted that RBS fell heavily during the global credit crisis and had a 2: 1 reverse stock split. Itau Unibanco (NYSE:ITUB), National Bank of Greece (NBG), Banco Santander Brasil (NYSE:BSBR), Grupo Financiero Galicia (CGAL) and Banco Bradesco (NYSE:BBD) are all down over 5% YTD.

Brazilian banks Itau Unibanco, Banco Santander Brasil and Banco Bradesco are the three most heavily traded foreign bank ADRs so far this year. The list of foreign banks trading in the OTC markets can be found here.