As traders in currencies and foreign bonds become more choosy, it becomes more important for you to do the same.With this in mind, we screened for stocks based in South Korea and Mexico that are traded on US exchanges, since both countries seem least likely to face strong headwinds when QE tapers off. Our screen looked for strong projected earnings per share (EPS) growth over the next 5 years, an estimate of how well a company is going to grow in the foreseeable future. We also limited our results to those stocks with a rating of 'buy' or higher from top-side analysts. We were left with 6 companies on our list. To compare them against emerging markets as a whole, we also included two ETFs that focus on these regions. Click on the interactive chart to view analyst ratings over time. Do you see investment opportunities in emerging markets like Mexico and South Korea? Use the list below as a starting point for your own analysis. 1. Gruma S.A.B. de CV ( GMK): Engages in the production, marketing, distribution, and sale of tortillas, corn flour, wheat flour, and related products. Market cap at $2.74B, most recent closing price at $24.45. EPS Growth Next 5 Yrs: 41.32%. 2. KB Financial Group, Inc. ( KB): Operates as a holding company for Kookmin Bank that provides various financial products in Korea. Market cap at $15.63B, most recent closing price at $40.56. EPS Growth Next 5 Yrs: 5.5%. 3.Korea Electric Power Corp. ( KEP): Engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Korea. Market cap at $16.31B, most recent closing price at $12.85. EPS Growth Next 5 Yrs: 7.4%.
4. POSCO ( PKX): Engages in the manufacture and sale of steel products in South Korea and internationally. Market cap at $23.49B, most recent closing price at $74.46.EPS Growth Next 5 Yrs: 10.00%. 5. Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. ( ICA): Engages in the construction and related activities in Mexico. Market cap at $1.28B, most recent closing price at $8.24. EPS Growth Next 5 Yrs: 5.5%. 6. MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation ( MX): Designs and manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high-volume consumer applications. Market cap at $842.08M, most recent closing price at $23.57. EPS Growth Next 5 Yrs: 23.00%. 7. Guggenheim BRIC ETF ( EEB): This index is comprised of ADRs and GDRs from Brazil, Russia, India and China currently trading on U.S. exchanges. Market cap at $249.8M, most recent closing price at $37.28. Return YTD: 6.13%. 8. iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ( FM): The underlying Index is designed to measure equity market performance of a subset frontier market countries that meet minimum liquidity standards. Market capitalization at $334.60, most recent closing price at $32.32. Return YTD: 22.17%. ( List compiled by James Dennin, a Kapitall Writer. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. All other data sourced from Zacks Investment Research.)