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Three Foreign Stocks To Buy Now

Are you ready to go around the world? No, not Around the World in 80 Days. Although that was a solid book and an okay movie, that’s not what I’m talking about. Let’s go around the world with three foreign stocks!

Believe it or not, some of the world’s biggest and most successful companies fall outside of the United States. Sometimes it’s best for investors to adventure outside the “Land of the Free” to find the best stock picks.

Today, we’ll be looking at three of the best foreign stocks right now. These companies span the globe and are all leaders in their particular segments of the market. All three should be considerations for the global investor right now.

1.       Konami Corp. (KNMCY)

Konami Corp. is a Japanese producer and distributer of video games, arcade games, trading cards, slot machines, and anime. Notable Konami brands include Dance Dance Revolution, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, and Yu-Gi-Oh!. The company also operates health and fitness gyms and has a large market share in Japan.

Konami currently holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and a “B” grade in the weighted average VGM category of our Style Scores system. The company has been on an impressive run so far this year, and it expects to see earnings growth of over 75% this year.

 

2.       Air France (AFLYY)

Air France is a French airliner focused on passenger transport, cargo transport, and aircraft maintenance services. The company services about 200 destinations and is one of the world’s largest airliners in terms of passenger traffic. It is also the founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance.

Air France currently has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and an “A” grade in the weighted average VGM category of our Style Scores system. The international airline segment is showing solid value traits, and Air France exemplifies this with an “A” grade for value and a P/E ratio of just 4.18. The company also expects to see earnings growth of over 180% this year.

 

3.       Adidas (ADDYY)

Adidas is one of the world’s leading athletic apparel companies, with a specialization in footwear. This German company’s iconic brand and logo is known around the globe, and its shoes are staples in the world of football, soccer, and basketball. The company also sponsors some of the world’s most popular athletes, including Lionel Messi, Aaron Rodgers, and Derrick Rose.

Adidas currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and an “A” grade in the weighted average VGM category of our Style Scores system. In past 60 days, we have seen two positive revisions for the company’s annual earnings. The company has surpassed earnings expectations by an average of 17.19% over the trailing four quarters.

Bottom Line

Grab your passports-- it’s time to collect a few new stamps. Investors always need to keep an eye on the stocks most likely to outperform the market, and sometimes those companies are from outside the United States. All three of these foreign stocks should have you turning in to a worldwide investor soon.

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