Tap Japan’s top companies

ISHARES MSCI JAPAN INDEX FUND $54.35 (New York symbol EWJ; buy or sell through brokers; us.ishares.com) is an ETF that tries to match the return of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Japan Index.
The fund’s top holdings include Toyota, 4.5%; Softbank, 2.6%; Sony Corp., 2.1%; Mitsubishi UFJ… Read More

Buy the best of Japan

ISHARES MSCI JAPAN INDEX FUND $55.23 (New York symbol EWJ; buy or sell through brokers; us.ishares.com) is an ETF that tries to match the return of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Japan Index.
The fund’s top holdings include Toyota, 4.2%; Softbank, 2.6%; Keyence Corp. (sensors), 1.8%; Sony… Read More

Loeb renews its interest in Sony

SONY CORP. ADRs $48 (New York symbol SNE; Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $62.4 billion; Dividend yield: 0.6%; Takeover Target Rating: Lowest; www.sony.net) is a leading maker of consumer electronics such as TV sets and video game consoles (under the PlayStation brand). In… Read More

Sony plans share buybacks

SONY CORP. ADRs $47 (New York symbol SNE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $61.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 0.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.sony.net) reported 10.0% lower sales for its fiscal 2019 third quarter, ended December 31, 2018,… Read More

Japan keeps overcoming its challenges

The Japanese economy ranks among the top 5 in the world and hosts some of the most profitable global corporations. The economy is, however, hamstrung by a declining and rapidly aging population. Still, an older population also present opportunities, and Japanese companies are already coming… Read More