High-Yield Blue-Chip Banks

Jacob Harper |

Dividend investing can be a safe, effective way to play the market. Many companies are loathe to pay out too much of a guaranteed return to investors, assuming they want to keep the money to spend it on themselves.

But that’s not always the case –- at least outside of America. When we looked to see what large bank stocks paid over a five percent dividend, we found that there were zero located inside the US that fit that description.

However, we found five foreign banks that trade within the US and  fit the bill. They are:

Banco Brandesco ($BBD)

Market Cap: $52.47 billion

Price: $12.52

P/E: 10.35

Dividend yield: 8.39 percent

Performance YTD: +0.97 percent

Barclays PLC (BCS)

Market Cap: $58.42 billion

Price: $15.64

P/E: N/A

Dividend yield: 5.75 percent

Performance YTD: -12.58 percent

Grupo Financiero Satander Mexico (BSMX)

Market Cap: $15.98 billion

Price: $11.46

P/E: 9.55

Dividend yield: 33.25 percent

Performance YTD: -15.98 percent

HSBC Holdings ($HSBC)

Market Cap: $182.54 billion

Price: $50.29

P/E: 12.12

Dividend yield: 7.56 percent

Performance YTD: -7.06 percent

Banco Satander-Chile (SAN)

Market Cap: $97.16 billion

Price: $9.00

P/E: 16.67

Dividend yield: 7.11 percent

Performance YTD: +1.58 percent

Westpac Banking Corporation (WBK)

Market Cap: $94.74 billion

Price: $30.65

P/E: 15.64

Dividend yield: 5.06 percent

Performance YTD: +5.51 percent

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc. 42.64 0.10 0.24 2,326,116
SAN Banco Santander SA ADR 5.12 -0.08 -1.54 4,472,023
WBK Westpac Banking Corporation 24.14 0.03 0.12 97,179
BSMX Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. 7.61 -0.22 -2.81 2,119,723
BCS Barclays PLC 11.74 -0.25 -2.09 4,751,300
BBD Banco Bradesco Sa American Depositary Shares 8.53 0.10 1.19 14,804,493
ABEOF Aberdeen Smaller Cos H/T n/a n/a n/a 0

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