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13 Stocks That Have Too Much Russian Exposure—and 6 Stocks That Could Benefit

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U.S. companies are fleeing Russia, something that could create headwinds going forward. For companies in countries that haven’t imposed sanctions, however, it could be a long-term opportunity.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, U.S. companies have announced plans to leave the country.

Walt Disney

(ticker: DIS) won’t release its movies;


(AAPL) won’t sell its iPhones, and

Ford Motor

(F) will stop making cars. For most, the hit will prove immaterial—Russia is just too small a market to make all that big a difference.

But not for all.


strategists screened for companies with exposure to Russia, and found 60 globally. Those companies, in aggregate, have fallen 17% this year, more than double the MSCI All-Country World Index, which has fallen 8%.

Citigroup highlighted 13 companies in the U.S. They include Coty (COTY), which gets 2.5% of its sales in that country,


(PEP), which gets 4.5% of its sales there, and

FleetCor Technologies

(FLTN), which gets about 4.5% of revenue from Russia. Oil-services companies

Baker Hughes



(SLB), and


(HAL) are on the list, as are materials company


(CTVA) and consumer staple

Mondelez International

(MDLZ). Round it out are

Grid Dynamics Holdings


Epam Systems


Inter Parfums


Herbalife Nutrition

(HLF), and


(BF.B). If sanctions remain in place, these companies may have to look elsewhere to make up those sales.

Citigroup’s Robert Buckland notes that companies in countries that haven’t placed sanctions could ultimately benefit. “The impact of the current crisis could vary according to the company’s primary listing,” he writes. “For example, firms based in countries that have not introduced sanctions against Russia (e.g., China, India) will see their business impacted by economic disruption in the short term, but may be offered opportunities in the long term.”

The Chinese and Indian companies on the list include

Geely Automobile Holdings

(0175.Hong Kong),

Great Wall Motor

(2333.Hong Kong), Yentai Jereh Oilfield Services Group (002353.China),

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation


Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

(RDY), and

Carborundum Universal


Write to Ben Levisohn at


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