If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Palm Valley Capital Management’s top stock picks. Palm Valley Capital, an investment management firm, is bullish on Adams Resources & Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) stock. In its Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Adams Resources & Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) stock. Adams Resources & Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) is engaged in the production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and liquid chemical products.
On July 1, 2019, Palm Valley Capital had released its Q2 2019 investor letter. The investment firm said that Adams Resources & Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) was one of the ten equities that the fund held in Q2 2019. The stock has posted a return of -28.4% in the trailing one year period, underperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P Small Cap 600 Index which returned -2.2% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was wrong in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Adams Resources & Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) stock has fallen by 42.8%.
Palm Valley Capital fund posted a return of 0.7% from April 30, 2019 through June 30, 2019, outperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P Small Cap 600 Index which returned -1.9% in the same period. Let’s take a look at comments made by Palm Valley Capital about Adams Resources & Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) in the Q2 2019 investor letter.
“Adams Resources & Energy is a crude oil marketing, transportation, and storage business. The company also transports liquid chemicals and dry bulk in the U.S. and Canada. Operating results are influenced by fluctuations in oil prices and the volume of oil purchased and sold. Adams has an impeccable balance sheet with no debt and cash equal to 90% of its market capitalization. We believe the company sells at a discount to the value of its infrastructure, real estate, and net working capital.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Adams Resources & Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) stock decreased by about 33% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with AE’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Adams Resources & Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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