3 Companies Paying A Dividend to Shareholders

American investors looking to gain exposure to international trade, and be compensated for doing so, would do well to look at dividend-paying ADRs.  The following three ADRs each pay a a solid dividend:

1) Canon, Inc. (NYSE:CAJ): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $36.80 to $52.30, and most recently traded at $47.60, down $0.20 on the day.  Its market capitalization is $58 billion, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 19.44, it earned $2.45 per share, and it paid a dividend of $1.17 per share, with a yield of 2.5%.

About the company: CANON INC. is a professional consumer imaging solutions company and patent-holder of digital imaging technologies.  The Company’s products include networked multifunction devices, digital and analog copiers, computer peripherals, facsimile machines, image filing systems, camcorders, cameras and lenses, semiconductor, and broadcast and medical equipment.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: Ricoh Company Ltd. (RICOY), FUJIFILM Holdings Corp. (FUJIY), Panasonic Corp. (NYSE:PC), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK), and Hitachi Ltd. (NYSE:HIT).

2) Nokia Corp. (NYSE:NOK):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $7.73 to $12.28, and has most recently traded at $9.31, up $0.07 on the day.  Its market capitalization is $34 billion, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 12.59, it earned $0.74 per share last year, and it paid a dividend of $0.46, for a yield of 5%.

About the company: Nokia Corporation is a player in the mobile industry.  The Company makes a range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more.  Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: Siemens AG (NYSE:SI), Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MSI), Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ:RIMM), Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU), Motorola Mobility Holdings (NYSE:MMI), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Apple Computer (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Telefonaktiebolaget LB Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC).

3) NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (NYSE:DCM):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $14.47 to $19.23, and most recently traded at $18.43, up $0.05 on the day’s trading.  Its market capitalization is $764 million, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 0.13, it earned $145.23 per share last year, and it paid a dividend of $0.57 per share, for a yield of $3.1%.

About the company: NTT DoCoMo, Inc. provides various types of telecommunication services including cellular phones, satellite mobile communications, and wireless LAN Network.  The Company also sells cellular phones, and other equipment.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: PT Indosat Tbk (NYSE:IIT), Philippine Long Distance (NYSE:PHI), SK Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE:SKM), Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NYSE:NTT), Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD), and China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE:CHL).

Note: Financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  Selected other data is taken from Google Finance and publicly available SEC filings.  All data are assumed to be accurate.

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