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Have you figured out which one is the black sheep yet?

In addition to trading at the highest levels seen in more than a decade, Internet Initiative Japan has the lowest short interest of the five stocks in this group, and also has the lowest volatility.  These things could go a long way towards alleviating some risk associated with the stocks meager trading activity, as it is the least heavily traded in the group. The light trading volume coupled with almost no short interest seems to help bolster our under-appreciated theory.  The company recently increased its dividend, which usually doesn't have much of a "value trap" ring to it either.

IIJI may be a unique value play that is just starting to catch up with its peers from a valuation standpoint with a lot of room for the stock to move higher.  This play may also be unique in that you don't necessarily need to wait for a big pullback or try and pick a bottom, as the bottom may be creeping up right along with the price.

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