Investors keenly look for diversification in their stock holding portfolios, and the raisk-takers don't mind taking a position in stocks of the overseas companies. Owing to the natural cycle of varying returns generated from stocks of different regions of the world, taking a position in foreign stocks allows one a good opportunity to benefit, if the investment is done correctly. Brazil, the largest South American nation, offers a great pool of companies which can be explored for investments by local as well as global investors, including those who are based in the USA. Many of the Brazilian stocks are listed on the American exchanges like NYSE and NASDAQ, and many trade as American Depository Receipt (ADR) stocks. The sector-wise diversification available in Brazil-based stocks is also well spanned out, which allows investors to pick and choose the Brazilian stocks as per their sectoral preferences.
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Among the various Brazil companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Brazil stocks? This article provides a list of Brazil stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2021 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Brazil stocks between the end of the previous year and Apr 16, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Brazil stocks are listed below.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Brazil sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized: 1) Braskem S.A. (BAK)
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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
Braskem S.A. (Braskem), incorporated on January 12, 1972, produces thermoplastic resins. The Companys segments are Basic petrochemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, the United States and Europe, and Chemical distribution. Braskem is also ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Braskem. The Brazil-based Braskem S.A. (BAK) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Major Chemicals company. The stock of Braskem ended the previous year at a price of $9.01 per share. As of Apr 16, 2021, the stock price has reached $17.81 apiece, which indicates a change of 97.67 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Brazil for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $3.68 billion. It has now changed to $6.79 billion as of writing.
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica
Embraer S.A. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells aircraft and systems in Brazil, North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and internationally. It operates through Commercial Avia ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica. The Brazil-headquartered company Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (ERJ) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Brazil of 2021. The Capital Goods sector business falls under the Aerospace industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica has changed by 65.2 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $6.81 per share and year-to-date closing price of $11.25 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.24 billion to $2.04 billion during the same period. Along with Brazil, the company is also in the business of Capital Goods, Aerospace, Industrials, Aerospace and Defense, Aerospace Defense, among other usual products and services.
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer in Brazil. It operates through five segments: Steel, Mining, Logistics, Cement, and Energy. It produces a line of steel product ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of National Steel. During the given months of the year 2021, National Steel Company (SID) was successful in generating YTD returns of 43.53 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Brazil-based National Steel closed at a price of $5.95 per share, while it traded at a price of $8.54 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $8.28 billion to $11.77 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Capital Goods industry sector and further specialized as a Steel and Iron sector business.
Gerdau S.A. provides steel-related products and services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Brazil Operations, North America Operations, South America Operations, and Special Steel Operatio ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gerdau. Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Gerdau S.A. (GGB) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Brazil, the Capital Goods sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Steel and Iron. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Gerdau has so far gained 24.63 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $4.67 per share and year-to-date price of $5.82 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $7.47 billion to $9.34 billion.
Vale S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells iron ore and iron ore pellets for use as raw materials in steelmaking in Brazil and internationally. It operates through Ferrous Minerals, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of VALE SA. At number five in the list of top stocks stands VALE S.A. (VALE), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $16.76 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $19.53 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. It translates to a change of 16.53 percentage. The Brazil-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $85.98 billion to $100.19 billion.
Suzano Papel e Celulose
Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. produces and sells eucalyptus pulp and paper products in Brazil. The company offers coated and uncoated papers, paperboards, and rolls of sanitary papers; tissue papers; lignin and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Suzano Papel e Celulose. Based on the market-cap change from $15.19 billion to $17.08 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $11.18 per share to a price of $12.78 per share as of Apr 16, 2021, Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. (SUZ) was successful in generating YTD returns of 14.31 percentage. Standing at the number six rank in the top performing list of Brazil stocks, the Salvador, BA-based Suzano Papel e Celulose is categorized as the Basic Materials sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Materials sector.
BRF S.A. focuses on raising, producing, and slaughtering poultry and pork for processing, production, and sale of fresh meat, processed products, pasta, sauce, mayonnaise, frozen vegetables, and soybe ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of BRF. BRF S.A. (BRFS) has moved by 1.43 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Non-Durables sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $4.2 apiece to the price of $4.26 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 16, 2021. The smart run of the Brazil-based Meat Poultry and Fish sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $3.39 billion to $3.4 billion over the same duration.
Brasilagro Cia Brasileira De Propriedades Agricola
BrasilAgro - Companhia Brasileira de Propriedades Agrícolas engages in the acquisition, development, operation, and sale of rural properties suitable for agricultural activities in Brazil. The company operates ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Brasilagro Cia Brasileira De Propriedades Agricola. The Sao Paulo, SP-based Consumer Defensive sector company Brasilagro Cia Brasileira De Propriedades Agricolas (LND) holds the number eight spot among the best performing stocks of the Brazil sector. Classified as the Consumer Defensive business, the stock price of Brasilagro Cia Brasileira De Propriedades Agricola ended the previous year at a price of $5 per share while it reached the level of $4.91 apiece as of Apr 16, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -1.8%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $390.07 million.
Ambev SA, formerly Inbev Participacoes Societarias SA, is a Brazil-based company engaged in the brewing sector. The Company produces and sells beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and other non-alcoholic and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ambev. The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Brazil sector is taken by Ambev S.A. (ABEV). The company's stock price changed from $3.06 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $2.88 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -5.88 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Brazil-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company was from $47.77 billion to $44.43 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Brazil sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.
Centrais Electricas Brasileiras
Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, incorporated on June 11, 1962, is a Brazil-based holding company engaged in the electric power generation and transmission. Its subsidiaries are responsible for 39,453 MW of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Centrais Electricas Brasileiras. Centrais Electricas Brasileiras (EBR) generated percentage returns of -9.73 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $6.99 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $6.31 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $10.83 billion to $9.82 billion during the same period. The company is categorized as a Public Utilities speciality business with further classification in the Electric Utilities sub-category. Based in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, the YTD performance of the Brazil sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.This page is updated every week/month. Bookmark this site to track the best performing stocks regularly.