A World Cup Stock Portfolio

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 |  Includes: ADDYY, BUD, HYMTF, KO, MCD, MTNOY, SAY, SNE, V, YGE
by: Stockerblog

The 2010 FIFA World Cup, the top international association soccer (called football outside the US) tournament started on Friaday. It is being held in South Africa, and will continue until July 11, 2010. The World Cup is an extremely popular event, and the last game is expected to be the most watched sports game ever. With lots of viewers, there will be lots of money involved.

Several publicly traded companies are either official partners or sponsors, and could be used to build a World Cup Soccer portfolio.

One of the partners is Adidas (OTCQX:ADDYY), the athletic shoe manufacturer, sportswear, and other sports equipment. The stock has a market cap of $10.9 billion.

Coca Cola (NYSE:KO) is another partner. The stock has a PE of 17 and a yield of 3.4%.

Hyundai Motor (HYMTF.PK), the automobile manufacturer is also on the partner list.

Sony (NYSE:SNE), the electronic equipment manufacturer, has a forward PE ratio of 12 and a PEG of 1.92.

The credit card company Visa (NYSE:V) has a PE of 23.5 and pays a yield of 0.7%.

Budweiser, which is made by Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) is one of the official sponsors. The stock has a PE of 17.7 and a yield of 0.8%.

McDonalds (MCD) is another sponsor. It has a PE of 16.4 and a yield of 3.3%.

The sponsor Yingli Solar, is a brand of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE). The stock has a PE of 11.5 and a PEG of 0.65.

Mahindra Satyam (SAY)
is a sponsor that was formerly known as Satyam Computer Services Ltd. The stock has a market cap of $3.4 billion.

MTN Group Ltd. (OTCPK:MTNOY), a South Africa-based telecommunications company, is a sponsor with a market cap of $25.5 billion.


Full Disclosure:
Author owns MCD.