Japan Equity Fund Inc Stock as Institutional Investors Enter

September 16, 2018 - By Pearl Odom

Sentiment for Japan Equity Fund Inc (NYSE:JEQ)

Japan Equity Fund Inc (NYSE:JEQ) institutional sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.33, from 1 in 2018Q1. The ratio is positive, as 16 active investment managers opened new or increased stock positions, while 12 decreased and sold equity positions in Japan Equity Fund Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now own: 9.32 million shares, up from 9.08 million shares in 2018Q1. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Japan Equity Fund Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 4 Reduced: 8 Increased: 9 New Position: 7.

The stock increased 0.86% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $8.21. About 3,042 shares traded. Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE:JEQ) has declined 3.33% since September 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.95% the S&P500.

Bulldog Investors Llc holds 2.32% of its portfolio in Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. for 995,107 shares. 1607 Capital Partners Llc owns 2.50 million shares or 1.28% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. has 0.94% invested in the company for 289,683 shares. The United Kingdom-based City Of London Investment Management Co Ltd has invested 0.32% in the stock. Karpus Management Inc., a New York-based fund reported 828,882 shares.

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