Japan and India ideas gain in February's AlphaStars


Japan and India brokers identified the best stock ideas in Factset's February AlphaStars competition. The best single stock picker by country was Sameer Goyal of B&K Securities in India who brought in 11.3% compared to the MSCI India index.

In Japan, Morgan Stanley's Ross Tuttelman achieved a hefty 21.67% gain on the benchmark MSCI Japan Index. Citigroup's Taketora Furuta followed with a 11.07% gain. The best long stock picker was Credit Suisse's Hisashi Shidooka, who also had the single best pick.

In Asia ex Japan, Rick Behl of ICAP topped the rankings with a