Four International Dividend Stocks to Watch

Includes: CHT, PCRFY, SQM, TMX
by: David Hunkar

Some folks follow the strategy of selecting stocks that outperform other stocks in the same industry. The idea here is to select the winners in a particular sector for a given time period.

The following are four such stocks that have outperformed the industry by over 50% year-to-date:

1.Telefonos de Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:TMX) is a telecom service provider in Mexico and has 17.8 million local fixed lines. TMX pays a dividend of 3.37% and its total revenue is $10.2B. EPS has grown at an average annual rate of 16% over the past 5 years.

2.Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom Ltd. (NYSE:CHT) provides integrated communication services. The current yield is 1.07% and the P/E is 13.56. Earnings and revenue have almost been flat in the past 5 years.

3.Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) is a fertilizer manufacturer in Chile.  Its annual dividend growth rate is 45% and the dividend yield is now 2.83%. After reaching nearly $60 in the past 52 weeks, SQM has fallen to $19.85 as of Monday following the crash of the agricultural stocks.

4. The famous Japanese company Panasonic Corp. (PC) makes an array of electronic and electrical products. While Sony (NYSE:SNE) is off 47% in the last 52 weeks, Panasonic is down just 15%. PC has a dividend yield of 2.49%. On Oct. 1, the company changed its name from Matsushita Electric to Panasonic Corporation.