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Brazil Dividend Stocks From Banking Sector

Brazil is one of the most attractive countries for foreign investors with an area of 8.3 square kilometers, 191 million inhabitants, a territory rich in mineral and hydric resources, a steady-growing industry and strong democracy. Before some years the country was presented to the world as one of the nations with the greatest growth and development potential in the world when the North American bank Goldman Sachs created the acronym BRIC to refer to developing countries. If you are interested in investing in Brazil stock market you should focus on these ações brasileiras com dividendos for your portfolio.

Banco Sofisa SA (BVMF: SFSA4)

It is formerly known as Sofisa SA Credito Financiamento e Investmentos which is a Brazil-based commercial bank. It provides a range of financial products and services, including credit transactions, financing, investment management, closed-end investment funds, currency exchange and leasing services. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had six direct subsidiaries: Sofisa SA - Credito Financiamento e Investimento, Sata Sociedade Assessoria Tecnica Administrativa SA, Sofisa Investment Ltd, Sofisa Servicos Gerais Administracao Ltda, Sofisa Corretora de Seguros Ltda and La Isla Participacoes e Empreendimentos Imboiliarios Ltda.

The company has a market capitalization of 411.86 Million, EPS is 0.25, P/E ratio is 11.77 and the dividend yield is 18.54% at the annual dividend payout of 0.50.

Banco Pine SA (BVMF: PINE4)

It is a Brazil-based bank. Banco Pine SA is engaged in the provision of commercial banking products. It specializes in the provision of financial services for enterprises, such as various types of credit, credit cards, trade financing guarantees, investment banking, assets and wealth management, financial advisory services, treasury products and pension funds, among others. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had a number of subsidiaries, including Pine Investimentos Distribuidora de Titulos e Valores Mobiliarios Ltda, BP Empreendimentos e Participacoes SA, BP Promotora de Servicos Bancarios Ltda among others.

It has a market capitalization of 1.14 Billion, EPS is 1.77, P/E ratio is 5.99 and the dividend yield is 9.88% at the annual dividend payout of 0.13.

Banco Mercantil do Brasil SA (BVMF: BMEB3)

It is a retail bank based in Brazil. The bank has both individual and corporate customers. It offers assets management, securities investments, insurances, credit cards and loans, among others. As of December 31, 2011, the Bank operated a network of 165 branches and a foreign branch in the Cayman Islands. As of December 2011, the bank had eight subsidiaries.

It has a market capitalization of 760.65 Million, EPS is 1.64, P/E ratio is 10.07 and the dividend yield is 3.42% at the annual dividend payout of 0.33.

Banco da Amazonia SA (BVMF: BAZA3)

It is formerly known as Banco de Credito da Amazonia SA which is a Brazil-based commercial bank. The bank offers a range of financial products and services, including currency exchange personal loans, financing product, credit cards, investment banking, and portfolio management, saving accounts, life, health, and property and casualty insurance policies, among others. As of December 31, 2011, the Bank operated through 117 agencies, 54 electronic customer service points, five banking customer support points and five advance customer care points.

It has a market capitalization of 978.32 Million, EPS is 0.06, P/E ratio is 5.89 and the dividend yield is 6.50% at the annual dividend payout of 0.02.

Banco Daycoval SA (BVMF: DAYC4)

Banco Daycoval SA is a commercial bank in Brazil. It provides personal and corporate banking services, such as credit, investment banking and financing. In addition it operates in the administration of third party funds, life insurance and pension plans through its subsidiaries. The bank also offers a range of financial products and services such as business credit asset management, international trade support, car loans, life, health, car and risk insurance, among others. It held stakes in Dayprev Vida e Previdencia SA, ACS Participacoes Ltda and Daycoval Asset Management Administracao de Recursos Ltda, among others.

The bank has a market capitalization of 1.94 Billion, EPS is 1.46, P/E ratio is 5.62 and the dividend yield is 6.18% at the annual dividend payout of 0.12.

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