Investing in Puerto Rico Stocks
Technically, there are no Puerto Rico ADRs for the US territory, but there are several Puerto Rico stocks trading on major US stock exchanges like the NYSE and the NASDAQ. All of these companies provide financial services on the island and beyond as some are also serving the large Puerto Rican community on the mainland e.g. Popular Inc (NASDAQ: BPOP) has a number of bank branches in New York and New Jersey.
Puerto Rico has had its share of banking and other economic or governance problems – making the American territory the USA’s version of Greece or Cyprus. On February 27, 2015, Doral Financial Corporation was closed by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico. All deposit accounts were transferred to Banco Popular de Puerto Rico & FirstBank. It was the largest bank failure in the United States in 2015 and the 30th largest bank failure in American history. The bank then filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Investors interested in investing in Puerto Rico ADRs should also check out our Latin America ETF list, Latin America ETF list (region wide) and Caribbean closed-end fund lists as some region wide ETF and closed-end funds may have exposure to Puerto Rico stocks.
List of Puerto Rico ADRs Trading on Major US Stock Exchanges & the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Exchange
|1||Doral Financial Corporation||DRL||Delisted||Financial Services|
|2||Evertec Inc||EVTC||NYSE||Financial Services|
|3||First BanCorp||FBP||NYSE||Financial Services|
|4||OFG Bancorp||OFG||NYSE||Financial Services|
|5||Popular Inc||BPOP||NASDAQ||Financial Services|
|6||Triple-S Management Corporation||GTS||Delisted||Insurance|
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The Puerto Rico Stock Index (PRSI)
There is no Puerto Rico stock exchange but the Puerto Rico Stock Index (PRSI) is composed of five Puerto Rico stocks either headquartered and/or with their main place of business on the island.
Here are some useful and mostly English news resources for investing in Puerto Rico ADRs or stocks or about Puerto Rico in general:
- Caribbean Business
- El Vocero
- News Is My Business
- Puerto Rico Report
- San Juan Daily Star
For additional resources for investing in Puerto Rico ADRs or stocks, check out all of our Puerto Rico tagged articles/links.