Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Has Bullish Trade, 1607 Capital Partners Bought Stake!

February 14, 2018 - By Michael Pereira

 Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Has Bullish Trade, 1607 Capital Partners Bought Stake!

Investors sentiment increased to 1.62 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.39, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 1 investors sold Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. shares while 12 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. 20.97 million shares or 2.92% more from 20.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Blair William And Il reported 0% in Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JOF). Barclays Public Ltd Com accumulated 1,000 shares. Tower Research Capital Ltd Llc (Trc) owns 0% invested in Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JOF) for 175 shares. Wealthtrust Axiom Ltd Co holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JOF) for 10,145 shares. Bb&T Ltd Co reported 16,775 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Dubuque Bank & Tru Co has invested 0.01% in Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JOF). Stifel Finance has invested 0% of its portfolio in Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JOF). Raymond James Associate owns 74,501 shares. Wolverine Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 146,642 shares. 9,305 were accumulated by Blue Bell Private Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Co. Thomas J Herzfeld stated it has 173,496 shares or 0.96% of all its holdings. First Wilshire Securities Inc has invested 0.52% in Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JOF). Barry Invest Ltd Liability Co stated it has 10.23% of its portfolio in Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JOF). 1607 Prns Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 4.25 million shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada stated it has 5,405 shares.

The New 1607 Capital Partners Holding in Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc

1607 Capital Partners reported SC 13G/A form with the SEC for Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc. Access it here: 000117266118000633. As reported by 1607 Capital Partners, the filler owns 15% or 4,252,761 shares of the Finance–company.

Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc stake is new for [reportingPerson]. Date of activity: December 31, 2017. This shows 1607 Capital Partners’s positive view for Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc. For a institutional investor managing $2.83 billion in assets and having 11+ experts this is interesting position.

Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Institutional Sentiment

Filings show 41 investors own Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc. The ownership in Q3 2015 is low, at Infinity of the outstanding shares. This is increased by 642724. 18601517 were owned by these investors. 5 funds opened new Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc stakes, 12 increased positions. There were 3 that closed positions and 12 reduced them.

Valley Forge Asset Management Llc is an investor bullish on Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc, owning 26350 shares as of Q3 2015 for 0.04% of its portfolio. Rmb Capital Management Llc owns 2658584 shares or 1.79% of its portfolio. IL High Pointe Capital Management Llc have 0.05% of its portfolio for 11428 shares. Further, James Investment Research Inc reported stake worth less than 0.01% of its portfolio. The MA Barry Investment Advisors Llc owns 2339562 shares. Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc is 7.63% of its portfolio.

Business Profile

Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide shareholders with long-term capital appreciation and to invest, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its total assets in smaller capitalization Japanese equity securities traded on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and JASDAQ Stock Exchanges, the Mothers, Centrex Markets, and other indices or markets determined by Nomura Asset Management U.S.A. Inc. to be appropriate indices or markets for smaller capitalization companies in Japan. The Funds invest in various sectors, which include chemicals, wholesale trade, retail trade, electric appliances, machinery, iron and steel, construction, transportation and warehousing, banks, textiles and apparel, real estate, glass and ceramics, and pharmaceutical, among others. The Fund’s manager is Nomura Asset Management U.S.A. Inc. The Fund’s investment advisor is Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.

SEC Form 13G.

1607 Capital Partners website.

The stock increased 0.77% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $11.77. About 21,865 shares traded. Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JOF) has risen 24.62% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.92% the S&P500.

More recent Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JOF) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Let’s Think About Japan’s Small Caps” on November 06, 2017. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc (JOF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for …” on December 18, 2013. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. Declares $0.5515 Ordinary Income …” with publication date: December 06, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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