Thursday, November 11, 2010
High Yield Germany Stocks
Of all the countries in the European Union, Germany appears to be one of the strongest if not the strongest. After all, it is the world's largest exporter of goods and has the largest economy in Europe. In terms of alternative energy, Germany is the largest exporter of wind turbines and has the largest capacity of wind power and solar power. If you are interested in investing in this EU leader, there are several German stocks which, in addition to providing growth potential, also provide income through dividends. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has just published a brand new list called High Yield Germany Stocks, which shows almost ten German stocks that pay dividends, ranging from 1.2% to 7.6%.
E.ON AG (EONGY.PK) is a German-based electric and gas utility which pays a yield of 6.6%. It provides power to central Europe and the United Kingdom, along with the Midwest in the United States. The stock has a P/E of 5.4. The company just reported earnings on Wednesday, showing a revenue increase of 11% for the latest nine months, year over year, and a 9% increase in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes.
The large chemical and plastics manufacturer BASF AG (BASFY.PK) has a payout rate of 3.0%. The stock sports a price to earnings ratio of 13 and forward PE ratio of 10. Earnings for the latest quarter were up an incredible 425.3% on a revenue increase of 23.3%.
The huge electronics conglomerate, Siemens (SI) yields 2.1%. The stock trades at 23 times trailing earnings and 14 time forward earnings. The company just posted a loss for the latest quarter primarily due to writedowns for the acquisitions in the laboratory diagnostics business; however, new orders increased by 25% with an 8% rise in sales. The company also announced a 69% dividend increase.
To access a free list of dividend paying German stocks, that can be downloaded, updated, and sorted, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.
Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.