Seeking Alpha
Bonds, dividend investing, ETF investing
Profile| Send Message|
( followers)  

The table below lists large-cap foreign stocks trading on the NYSE that have dividend yields of over 5% as of January 6, 2011:

S.No. Name Ticker Sector & Industry Dividend Yield as of Jan 6, 2011 Market Capitalization
1 BCE Inc. BCE Communications Services 5.13% $27.1B
2 CPFL Energia S.A. CPL Electric Utilities 7.34% $12.3B
3 Eni S.p.A. E Oil & Gas - Integrated 6.03% $89.2B
4 France Telecom SA FTE Communications Services 7.19% $55.6B
5 GlaxoSmithKline plc GSK Major Drugs 5.09% $101.4B
6 Huaneng Power International, Inc. HNP Electric Utilities 5.71% $6.5B
7 Philippine Long Distance Telephone PHI Communications Services 6.07% $10.8B
8 Portugal Telecom, SGPS PT Communications Services 6.21% $9.5B
9 Telefonica S.A. TEF Communications Services 7.88% $100.4B
10 TOTAL S.A. TOT Oil & Gas - Integrated 5.62% $121.0B
11 Westpac Banking Corporation WBK Money Center Banks 6.57% $65.4B
12 YPF SA YPF Oil & Gas - Integrated 5.47% $21.3B
13 Banco Santander, S.A. STD Regional Banks 6.63% $83.4B
14 Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd CHT Regional Banks 5.08% $24.0B

Some observations:

  • Not surprisingly, the majority of the stocks in this list are in the utility sector with Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) of Spain paying about 8% in dividends.

  • Bell Canada Enterprises (NYSE:BCE) is the largest telecom services provider in Canada.

  • Brazil’s biggest private utility recently reported 3Q profits rose 34% relative to the same quarter last year on increased sales.

  • U.K.-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) is the owner of many well-known brands such as Levitra, Avandia , Valtrex , Advair, etc. in the drugs category and consumer healthcare products such as Aquafresh, Nicorette, Tums, Breathe Right, etc. Originally founded in 1715, the company operates globally with a strong presence in emerging markets. For example, in 2009 GlaxoSmithKline shipped 1.9 billion vaccine doses globally out of which about 1 billion were shipped to emerging countries.

Disclosure: Long STD

Source: 14 NYSE-Listed Foreign Stocks Offering 5%+ Dividend Yields