The Top 10 Most Widely-Held ADRs

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 |  Includes: AMX, BIDU, ITUB, PBR, PBR.A, TEVA, UBS, VALE, VOD
by: David Hunkar

The top 10 widely held ADRs by institutions as measured by ownership value as of December 31, 2010 are listed below in descending order:

1. Name: America Movil (NYSE:AMX)
Sector: Telecom
Country: Mexico

2. Name: Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA)
Sector: Generic Drugs
Country: Israel

3. Name: UBS AG (NYSE:UBS)
Sector: Financial Services
Country: Switzerland

4. Name: VALE SA (NYSE:VALE)
Sector: Mining
Country: Brazil

5. Name: VALE SA - Preferred (VALE.P)
Sector: Mining
Country: Brazil

6. Name: Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU)
Sector: Internet
Country: China

7. Name: Petrobras (NYSE:PBR)
Sector: Integrated Oil
Country: Brazil

8. Name: Petrobras - Preferred (PBRA)
Sector: Integrated Oil
Country: Brazil

9. Name: Itau Unibanco (NYSE:ITUB)
Sector: Banking
Country: Brazil

10. Name: Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD)
Sector: Telecom
Country: U.K.

Mexican telecom services provider America Movil is the most-owned ADR. 690 institutional investors held 496 million shares with a value of $28 billion at the end of last year. All the companies noted above are in emerging markets except Vodafone and UBS AG.

Disclosure: Long PBR, ITUB