Broyhill Asset Management, a boutique investment firm based in North Carolina, released its Q1 2020 Investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. Established as a family office, the company invests with a long-term, objective, and rational perspective. You should check out Broyhill Asset Management’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash.
In the said letter, Broyhill Asset Management spoke about Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) and B P Plc (NYSE:BP) stocks. Exxon Mobil and B P Plc are oil and gas companies. Year-to-date, Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) stock lost 33.3% and on June 11th it had a closing price of $46.18. Year-to-date, B P Plc (NYSE:BP) stock lost 34.9% and on June 11th it had a closing price of $24.07. Here is what Broyhill Asset Management said:
“As if a global pandemic wasn’t enough, during the quarter OPEC and Russia decided to add an oil crisis to the list of things for investors to panic about. After oil’s largest one-day decline in history, we established a small position in Exxon Mobile (XOM) and British Petroleum (BP)—two of the largest, best managed, and well capitalized companies in the industry.
We don’t have a short-term view on oil, but we do know that the best cure for low oil prices is low oil prices. And with the sector trading at its lowest level relative to the market in history, we are willing to bet that the current extremes in negative sentiment willrevert to more normal levels—and more normal oil prices—at some point. In the interim, we are being paid 10% annually to wait.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) stock increased by about 3% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with XOM’s growth potential.
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on B P Plc (NYSE:BP) stock decreased by about 23% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with BP’s growth potential.
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