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Bank of Ireland's ADRs

  • 13-12-2018 2:43am
    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030

    Hi all, can't seem to find the answer online - does anyone know the difference between BKRIY and BKRIF; i'm guessing one has some sort of preference status, but they otherwise look quite similar on all metrics aside from div yield.


  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ygolometsipe

    I just happened to be looking this up a lot recently.

    Base Symbol + Security Type Letter Identifier


    "Why do some symbols have five letters?

    The fifth character is a special identifier which is assigned by FINRA and designed to give more information about the security. Learn about fifth characters. A few of the most common can be found below:

    F —Foreign Ordinary

    P — Preferred Share

    Q —Bankruptcy

    Y — American Depository Receipt (ADR)"

    "The Y suffix represents American Depository Receipts, also known as ADRs. Many non-U.S. Companies are primarily listed on their home exchanges. According to Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Director of the OTC Markets Group, an ADR is a foreign equity security that has been Americanized. In other words, it is wrapped in a way that lets U.S. investors purchase foreign equities in the United States, just like any other U.S. security. Investors purchase in U.S. dollars, trades are settled in U.S. dollars, dividends are also received in dollars and corporate actions are in English. A company may want to have ADR’s to expand their shareholder base, to acknowledge U.S. shareholders, and to make it easy for shareholders to buy and sell foreign securities. For investors, the key benefits to owning ADR’s include cost and ease of use. Without ADR’s, an investor would have to have a brokerage account in the company’s home country and have a mechanism to convert dollars into local currency, creating additional foreign exchange risk.

    F shares allow investors to trade directly in a foreign company’s local market with visibility to quotes in U.S. dollars during regular trading hours. Shares are usually purchased on a company’s primary exchange by a dealer who purchases actual shares on a company’s primary exchange. A dealer acts as a principal and is in the business of buying and selling. Shares are continuously priced in accordance with local markets and are settled and cleared in local markets."

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030

    Quite possibly one of the most helpful replies I've ever received on, thank you most sincerely!

  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ygolometsipe

    Your very welcome!