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Weekly, my team at E.B. Capital Markets, LLC screens our universe of widely traded ADRs searching for those having passed seven distinct hurdles.

For the better part of a decade, we've been providing the results of this screen to our institutional clients. It serves as a valuable tool for investors looking to quickly identify new stocks for consideration.

The scores also help investors objectively determine when it's time to add to or sell stocks from portfolios.

Our model, outlined more in my book here, includes fundamentals, such as earnings growth and valuation. It includes technical inputs, such as short- and long-term money flow. And, it also incorporates the seasonal price history by quarter, allowing managers insight into timing.

The following table breaks out the top scoring ADRs across all regions and countries, ranked descending by the score we give each stock every week.

ADRS

9/10/2012

4 Week MA

Company Name

Symbol

Sector

COUNTRY

SCORE

SCORE

SAP

SAP

TECHNOLOGY

Germany

100

81.25

HDFC Bank

HDB

FINANCIALS

India

95

80

Royal Bank of Canada

RY

FINANCIALS

Canada

95

76.25

B C E Inc.

BCE

TELCO SERVICES

Canada

90

87.5

Eni

E

BASIC MATERIALS

Italy

90

68.75

Randgold Resources

GOLD

BASIC MATERIALS

South Africa

90

82.5

ICON

ICLR

SERVICES

Ireland

90

73.75

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico

PAC

SERVICES

México

90

76.25

Philippine Long Distance Telephone

PHI

TECHNOLOGY

Philippines

90

75

Spreadtrum Communications

SPRD

TECHNOLOGY

China

90

85

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri

TKC

TECHNOLOGY

Turkey

90

88.75

AXA

OTCQX:AXAHY

FINANCIALS

France

85

78.75

AXIS CAP HOLDINGS

AXS

FINANCIALS

Bermuda

85

65

COPA HOLDINGS

CPA

SERVICES

Panama

85

63.75

Gerdau

GGB

BASIC MATERIALS

Brazil

85

70

Bank of Montreal

BMO

FINANCIALS

Canada

80

77.5

EnCana Corp

ECA

BASIC MATERIALS

Canada

80

76.25

China Life Insurance

LFC

FINANCIALS

China

80

58.75

Logitech International

LOGI

TECHNOLOGY

Switzerland

80

61.25

LG Display

LPL

TECHNOLOGY

Korea

80

78.75

Sanofi

SNY

HEALTHCARE

France

80

76.25

Tenaris

TS

BASIC MATERIALS

Argentina

80

78.75

Additionally, we crunch the weekly scores to gather insight into sector trends. This helps investors see where they should be focusing their attention, both for long- and short-side exposure. In the most recent week, healthcare and financials offer the highest average score, while consumer and utilities score weakest.

Sector

Avg. Score

HEALTHCARE

53

FINANCIALS

51.52

BASIC MATERIALS

49.91

INDUSTRIAL GOODS

49.69

SERVICES

48.65

TECHNOLOGY

47.06

CONSUMER GOODS

42.74

UTILITIES

41.54

Finally, we aggregate the scores by geography such as zone and region. The following table shows you the average score by country. As you can see, Canada and Germany score highest. Greece, thanks to international shipping stocks, also scores strong.

Source: The Best ADRs To Buy This Week