Amana Mutual Funds Trust recently released its Q1 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Amana Income Fund posted a return of -18.01% for the quarter, outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned -19.60% in the same quarter. You should check out Amana Mutual Fund’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, Amana Mutual Fund spoke about Eli Lilly & Co (NYSE:LLY) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stocks. Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson are healthcare companies. Year-to-date, Eli Lilly & Co (NYSE:LLY) stock gained 24.6% and on June 16th it had a closing price of $163.71. Year-to-date, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stock lost 1% and on June 16th it had a closing price of $144.46. Here is what Amana Mutual Fund said:
“Even so, Lilly stood out as one, among a handful, of companies that registered a positive return for the first quarter. In January, Lilly reported excellent fourth quarter results, with revenue growing at a faster clip than over the first three quarters of the year. Lilly is also financially strong with debt equivalent to only two times EBITDA3 and 12% of market capitalization. Johnson & Johnson, while trailing Lilly, shares many of the same characteristics and also outperformed.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stock decreased by about 4% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with JNJ’s growth potential.
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