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China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (CHL), Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (PBR), ArcelorMittal (ADR) (MT): Three Solid Stocks Left Behind In This Bull Market

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7 Reasons Why Investors Should be Afraid of ChinaOne of Warren Buffett’s famous sayings is to be greedy when others are fearful and to be fearful when others are greedy.  The market is mis-pricing 3 international giants that dominate their markets.  These stocks provide appetizing entry points for long-term investors.

Over the past 5 years, China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL), Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR), and ArcelorMittal (ADR) (NYSE:MT) have been hammered.  The international market bull run peaked around 2008, but much has changed.



Source: YCharts

Under normal circumstances, if you saw a chart like that you would think to avoid these stocks.  Upon further inspection, these businesses are massive industrial stalwarts and have long been touted as solid long-term investments.

Holding its own

Of the 3, China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL) has best held its stock price over the past 5 years.  One of the potential catalysts for China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL) is the opportunity of landing the iPhone.  It has a vast customer base in China and if it can land a deal with Apple, its stock should see an immediate boost in price.

Last year, the company grew its net income by 3.74%.  This year it continues to grow and has been increasing its dividend. China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL) currently has a dividend hovering around 4%.  Its weaker price performance can more largely be attributed to international stocks falling out of favor and general weakness in China.

China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL) is the largest carrier in the world and that makes it one of the best telecom investments out there.  When international markets turn, you should expect China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL) to be one of the largest beneficiaries.  Its future is supported by a dominant market position and sticky industry.

Down, but not out

Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) has been hammered over the past five years.  Its stock price is trading at around $13 per share, a far cry from its peak in 2008.

Last year, the company lost money and had to suspend its dividend.  But recently, it resumed paying its dividend as the cash has started to flow more freely.

Recently, it suffered because of a softer Brazilian economy and a weaker currency.  These big picture concerns generally don’t have to do with its operations.  Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) delivers energy to Brazil which is still an emerging growing market.

In March, diesel increased by 5% which boosted the shares.  Going forward, a more business-friendly political environment backed by aggressive price increases should help Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR). With the stock’s price as low as it is, there appears to be a lot more potential upside than downside.  For Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR), the future looks bright as it continues to make massive oil discoveries and begins its quest to eliminate Brazil’s dependence on foreign suppliers.

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