Friday, March 23, 2012

Highest Yielding Israel Stocks

SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA), an Israeli company, went public at $20 per share a couple years ago and is now up over 71%. The company makes and markets home beverage carbonation systems, which can turn tap water into sparkling water and soda in just a few seconds. The product is marketed by major retailers across the United States and in other countries.

The stock doesn't pay a dividend, but there are many Israeli companies that do pay dividends. The payouts can help lower your risk by reducing volatility and accelerating your return of capital. According to, there are more than half a dozen Israeli companies with high yields ranging from 1.8% to over 12%.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (ESLT), a manufacturer of defense systems and products, pays dividends quarterly and yields 3.2%. The company has been paying dividends since 1997. The stock trades at 8.8 times forward earnings.

Cellcom Israel Ltd. (CEL) is a cellular communications provider in Israeli that yields 5.9%, with dividends having been paid payable quarterly since 2007. The stock has a price to earnings ratio of 5.8.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA), a developer and producer of generic and branded pharmaceuticals, has been paying quarterly dividends since 1997 and yields 1.8%. It trades at 7.1 times forward earnings.

The dividend paying stocks from Israel that trade in the United States can be found in a free list at, which is available for download, sorting, and updating.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time it was written.


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