Investing in Israel takes many and different forms. Investors are discovering that the county is a valuable source of qualified human resources including technical workers, customer service/sales representatives, marketing and design staff and engineers, just to name a few. There is no doubt that the Israel's reputation as the "start-up-nation," means that many companies that are born and grow in Israel, go on to make major strides on the international stage. Look at these מיטב תשואת הדיבידנד בישראל which are from insurance sector. These stocks may help you to build a strong portfolio.
Harel Insurance Inv. & Fin. Services Ltd (TLV: HARL)
It is an Israel-based investment company which is mainly active in the insurance sector. The company through its subsidiaries offers health insurance, life insurance, long term savings, dental insurance, travel insurance, personal accident insurance, tourist and foreign worker insurance, car insurance, home and business insurance, insurance for unaccountable risks and assets insurance. As on August 2, 2011 the company had acquired Prisma Currencies Ltd through its fully owned subsidiary, Harel Financial Products Ltd.
The company has a market capitalization of 4.09 Billion, EPS is 22.47, P/E ratio is 8.57 and the dividend yield is 2.86%.
Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings (TLV: MGDL)
It is an insurance company which insures private and corporate clients with a range of products, services and insurance solutions. The company offers life assurance, provident funds management, pension funds management, general insurance and health insurance. It is also involved in various general insurances which include motorcar insurance, homeowners and personal accidents and corporate insurance for businesses. On October 29, 2012 Eliahu Insurance Company Ltd acquired 69.13% stake in the company.
It has a market capitalization of 5.79 Billion, EPS is 0.47, P/E ratio is 11.75 and the dividend yield is 3.45% at the annual dividend payout of 18.98.
The Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TLV: PHOE1)
It is a holding company which is active directly and through its subsidiaries, in various areas of insurance such as life insurance, general insurance, compulsory motor vehicle insurance, motor vehicle property insurance, other general insurance and health insurance. The company's insurance activity is carried out by means of its subsidiary, The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd, which provides insurance services and products. The company also deals with managing provident funds and pension funds.
It has a market capitalization of 3.04 Billion, EPS is 1.58, P/E ratio is 7.69 and the dividend yield is 6.80% at the annual dividend payout of 60.10.
Direct Insurance-Financial Investments (TLV: DIFI)
It is engaged in insurance, finance and real estate businesses. The company offers car, property, health and life insurance directly to customers, provides loans to finance the purchase of vehicles, and develops financing an insurance solution packages. It is also engaged in managing long-term investment funds and portfolios, marketing investments, providing management services for trust funds, stock and bond brokerage, underwriting and stock exchange membership activity, issuing and managing exchange-traded funds and financial instruments, underwriting and managing options plans for employees and trust funds among others.
It has a market capitalization of 906.57 Million, EPS is 1.50, P/E ratio is 10.74 and the dividend yield is 8.95% at the annual dividend payout of 36.06.
IBI Investment House Ltd (TLV: IBI)
It is an Israel-based company which specializes in various aspects of the capital market through its subsidiaries, mainly on the Tel Aviv Exchange. The company is engaged in providing brokerage services to private, corporation, institutional and public clients through its subsidiary Israel Brokerage and Investments, I.B.I Ltd. I.B.I. Investment House Ltd provides underwriting services for public and private offerings and covers mergers and acquisitions through its subsidiary Poalim-I.B. management and Underwriting Ltd.
The company has a market capitalization of 320.18 Million, EPS is 3.05, P/E ratio is 8.30 and the dividend yield is 11.24%.