11 Best Robinhood Stocks To Buy According To Hedge Funds

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Equity trading applications have become more famous as the rapid digitization of the world ushers in an era of smartphones and computers. Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOD), the California-based financial services platform, dominates this market. The company debuted on the stock market earlier this year, raising close to $2 billion in an initial offering that valued the firm at more than $32 billion. The company revealed that it had more than 22 million funded accounts in July this year, up from 18 million at the end of March. 

The average age of users of the Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOD) application is around 31, attesting to claims that the forum is populated with young retail investors who like to invest in high growth offerings. These retail investors have engaged in a battle for market supremacy with hedge funds this year, resulting in losses worth billions to hedge funds. This has increased the interest around stocks popular on the application. However, for investors who want to trade in reliable growth options, it might be a good idea to compare these with hedge fund picks. 

Some of the best Robinhood stocks to buy according to hedge funds include Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), among others discussed in detail below. After reporting a 309% year-on-year increase in revenue in the first quarter, Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOD) reported a revenue of $565 million in the second quarter, up 131% year-on-year. Despite the rosy outlook, the stock still suffers from volatility and trading has been halted twice due to this since the IPO. 

Our Methodology

With this context in mind, here is our list of the 11 best Robinhood stocks to buy according to hedge funds.

We picked the most popular stocks on Robinhood and checked hedge fund sentiment for each of them to narrow down to the most popular Robinhood stocks among the 873 funds tracked by Insider Monkey.

Growth catalysts and analyst ratings for each stock are also discussed to provide readers with information that should help them make smarter investment decisions. 

Why pay attention to hedge fund holdings? Insider Monkey’s research was able to identify in advance a select group of hedge fund holdings that outperformed the S&P 500 ETFs by more than 86 percentage points since March 2017. Between March 2017 and July 2021 our monthly newsletter’s stock picks returned 186.1%, vs. 100.1% for the SPY. Our stock picks outperformed the market by more than 86 percentage points (see the details here). That’s why we believe hedge fund sentiment is an extremely useful indicator that investors should pay attention to. You can subscribe to our free newsletter on our homepage to receive our stories in your inbox.

Best Robinhood Stocks To Buy According To Hedge Funds

11. Naked Brand Group Limited (NASDAQ:NAKD)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 4 

Naked Brand Group Limited (NASDAQ:NAKD) is one of the oldest firms that market swimwear for men and women. The company was founded in 1946. Today, the business has evolved to include intimate apparel in addition to swimwear. Interest in the stock has soared since the firm announced in late August that it had reached a merger agreement with an unnamed company. The stock rallied more than 18% after the announcement of the deal and is up 451% over the past twelve months. 

Naked Brand Group Limited (NASDAQ:NAKD) is placed eleventh on our list of 11 best Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOD) stocks to buy according to hedge funds. Perhaps one reason the stock has rallied this year is the digital transformation of the firm. Initiated in January this year, the company has focused on strategic purchases in the ecommerce space to drive revenue growth with free cash flow.

At the end of the second quarter of 2021, 4 hedge funds in the database of Insider Monkey held stakes worth $618,000 in Naked Brand Group Limited (NASDAQ:NAKD), the same as in the previous quarter worth $206,000.

10. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ:ACB)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 9 

Interest in the cannabis sector has soared on the back of reports that the US plans to legalize marijuana at a federal level. In late September, the House Judiciary Committee cleared the bill in a major win for those backing for the decriminalization of marijuana. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ:ACB), one of the key players in the cannabis market, is expected to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of a cannabis boom if the bill is passed into law. The company is ranked tenth on our list of 11 best Robinhood stocks to buy according to hedge funds.

Another bill that allows banks to deal with cannabis firms without fear of punishment has already passed the House of Representatives. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ:ACB) stock has jumped 48% this year on the back of these positive developments. 

At the end of the second quarter of 2021, 9 hedge funds in the database of Insider Monkey held stakes worth $62 million in Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ:ACB), down from 12 the preceding quarter worth $48 million.

Just like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ:ACB) is one of the stocks that hedge funds are buying. 

9. BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 20   

In an era of smartphones that have ditched the iconic keyboard of Blackberry devices of the past, the firm has capitalized on the encryption and security features it boosted on those phones, transforming itself into a cybersecurity firm. It is placed ninth on our list of 11 best Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOD) stocks to buy according to hedge funds. The firm narrowly beat market expectations on earnings per share and revenue in the second quarter. 

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) also recently unveiled plans to team up with professional services company Deloitte to provide original equipment manufacturers with the software services they need for their Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The global market for IoT devices is expected to be worth more than $165 billion by the end of this year, growing at a compound annual growth rate of over 13%. 

Out of the hedge funds being tracked by Insider Monkey, Canada-based investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings is a leading shareholder in BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) with 46 million shares worth more than $570 million. 

8. Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 34  

The renewed focus on clean energy under a new White House administration has forced hedge funds to place clean energy firms at the center of their investment strategies. Perhaps this is one reason why Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), the hydrogen energy cell firm, has emerged as a hedge fund favorite this year, according to the latest 13F filings. The firm is ranked eighth on our list of 11 best Robinhood stocks to buy according to hedge funds. The stock was recently given a Buy rating by investment advisory Citi with a price target of $35. 

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has also ramped up investments overseas as the clean energy business grows. In September, the company announced that it was expanding operations in Europe with a new headquarters to be set up in Germany. The firm has had a presence in Europe for over a decade already, putting it ahead of American competitors as it has built strong relationships with industrial clients. 

Out of the hedge funds being tracked by Insider Monkey, New York-based investment firm DE Shaw is a leading shareholder in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) with 14 million shares worth more than $507 million.

In addition to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) is one of the stocks on the radar of growth investors.

In its Q2 2020 investor letter, Massif Capital, an asset management firm, highlighted a few stocks and Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) was one of them. Here is what the fund said:

“We also closed our short position in Plug Power this quarter as the market was subsumed with enthusiasm over their recent acquisitions, resulting in an almost 80% rally in the stock over ten trading days. Our decision to exit was painful at the time as we were forced to reconcile with a collective exuberance that was (and is, in our opinion) not grounded reality. In hindsight, it was the correct decision as we avoided most of its recent vertical trajectory.”

7. NIO Inc. (NYSE:NIO)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 34  

NIO Inc. (NYSE:NIO), the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, has earned the right to be called the “Tesla of China” after consecutive quarters of delivery and sales growth. It is placed seventh on our list of 11 best Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOD) stocks to buy according to hedge funds. On October 1, the firm reported that it had delivered 24,439 vehicles in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of over 100% year-over-year. The third quarter was also important because in September, the firm delivered the first batch of vehicles to Norway, expanding its presence in Europe. 

Apart from hedge funds, market analysts are also bullish on the firm. On October 7, investment advisory Goldman Sachs upgraded NIO Inc. (NYSE:NIO) stock to Buy from Neutral with a price target of $56, implying upside potential of 65%. Analyst Fei Fang touted the launch of new EV models by the firm, noting that they had “strengthened Nio’s brand equity in the premium space”.

At the end of the second quarter of 2021, 34 hedge funds in the database of Insider Monkey held stakes worth $2 billion in NIO Inc. (NYSE:NIO), up from 28 in the preceding quarter worth $1.3 billion.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) are some of the top stocks on Robinhood, in addition to NIO Inc. (NYSE:NIO). 

In its Q2 2020 investor letter, McLain Capital, an asset management firm, highlighted a few stocks and NIO Inc. (NYSE:NIO) was one of them. Here is what the fund said:

“Nio, Inc. (NIO): It’s stock up 360% since the beginning of June on no news, and one of our more troublesome short positions, the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer is valued at a whopping $17bln on trailing revenue of only $1.1bln. In 2019, the business ran a -17% gross margin, a -140% EBITDA margin & burned ~$1.5bln in cash in 2019. The stock has become one of the most popular stocks among retail traders with approximately 250,000 accounts holding the name just on the popular Robinhood trading platform.”

6. Coinbase Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 49

Robinhood is populated mostly by retail investors who like to bet on growth plays. This is one reason why Coinbase Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) remains popular on the app despite a massive selloff in crypto stocks and a crackdown against crypto in China, one of the largest markets in the world. After a blockbuster IPO in April, the stock has slumped, but hedge funds remain bullish on the firm in the long-term, and 49 funds held stakes in the firm at the end of the second quarter of 2021. 

Coinbase Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) is ranked sixth on our list of 11 best Robinhood stocks to buy according to hedge funds. The stock has been rallying again as Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency, edges back towards $60,000 after diving below $40,000 in the second quarter. Investment advisories like DA Davidson, JPM Securities, and Piper Sandler are all bullish on the firm. 

Out of the hedge funds being tracked by Insider Monkey, New York-based firm ARK Investment Management is a leading shareholder in Coinbase Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) with 5.6 million shares worth more than $1.4 billion. 

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) are some of the elite stocks on Robinhood, just like Coinbase Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN).

 

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