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For investors who prefer the diversification offered by mutual funds to owning individual stocks, here are some of the biggest holders of the companies that were on our list as of Friday, Oct. 5.
Lord Abbett Small-Cap Value held 6.01% of shares outstanding as of Feb. 28, which represented 0.57% of the fund's assets, according to Thomson Financial.
T. Rowe Small-Cap Value
allocated nearly 0.35% of its total portfolio as of June 30, holding 570,800 shares, according to the company's Web site.
DFA U.S. Small Cap Value
held 3.35% of shares outstanding as of Feb. 28, devoting 0.12% of total assets, according to Thomson Financial.
American Physicians Service Group
DFA U.S. Micro Cap Series was the fund with the largest holding as of Feb. 28, holding 36,700 shares, about 0.5% of shares outstanding, according to Thomson Financial.
Managers Special Equity Fund held 223,150 shares, allocating 0.22% of its portfolio, as of Aug. 31, according to the company's Web site.