Pittsburgh, PA, April 10, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Symons Capital Management has introduced its third equity investment strategy, Symons Small Cap. The strategy is an intellectual sibling of Symons Alpha Growth and Symons Alpha Value – in each case Symons Capital seeks to invest in companies with long-term sustainable businesses that can be purchased at temporarily attractive prices. Symons Small Cap will purchase stocks with market caps between $200 million and $2 billion, typically holding, on average, 50 positions.
Symons Capital has been managing the Symons Small Cap strategy (using both client assets and assets of the firm’s principals) since October 1, 2006, generating a since-inception return of 20.83% through March 31, 2007, while the Russell 2000 Index returned 11.02% over the same period. “This strategy is a natural extension of, and an intellectual sibling to, the investment philosophy that has guided us during more than 20 years of investing side-by-side with our clients,” said Edward L. Symons, Jr., Chairman and Founder of Symons Capital Management. “As with our other strategies, our Small Cap strategy will rely on our intellectually independent research, seeking to obtain superior long-term returns with an eye toward assuming only sensible exposure to risk.”
“It is our judgment that there will be enormous demand for this specialized strategy, and there are plenty of small-cap stocks from which we can build a differentiated portfolio,” said Michael P. Czajka, CEO of Symons Capital Management. “In particular, we have found that we can build a thoughtfully diversified portfolio, because most small cap companies have only a few focused and distinctive lines of business.”
“The small cap sector is an area where we believe our 25 years of intellectually independent quantitative, qualitative and fundamental equity research can be used to good advantage to achieve long-term wealth accumulation. Typically there is less research done on such companies by others, which makes this a perfect strategy for us,” Mr. Czajka said. “I believe this strategy will be a huge success not only in the institutional market, but even more so with Registered Investment Advisers who create their own manger-of-manager programs,” Mr. Czajka added.
ABOUT SYMONS CAPITAL: Symons Capital Management, an SEC-registered investment adviser, manages more than $275 million in equity investments for institutional, family office and individual investors, selecting stocks for long-term investment based on the firm’s original research. Symons Capital operates its principal office in the Pittsburgh area and a regional office near Philadelphia. More information can be found at www.symonscapital.com.