Mayo Mita Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co.
Advancing from runner-up to third place is Mayo Mita of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co. Judged helpful with historical data, current themes and trends, and even surveys by one client, Mita stands out especially for raising Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. from underweight to equal weight in June, at ¥1,726, on the recovery of its core over-the-counter drug business. Sure enough, shares of the Tokyo-based generic-drug and nutrition-drink producer climbed 3.6 percent, to ¥1,788, trailing just behind the sectors 4.4 percent advance, through February.
Polling and tabulation of data as well as reporting on the sector profiles were completed before the March 11 Tohoku earthquake.