If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Maran Capital Management’s top stock picks. Maran Capital Management, an investment management firm, is bearish on Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) stock. In its Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) stock. Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) is a holding company, which engages in media, restaurant, and property and casualty insurance businesses.
On July 24, 2019, Maran Capital Management had released its Q2 2019 investor letter. Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) stock has posted a return of -11.5% in the trailing one year period, underperforming the S&P 500 Index which returned 13.2% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was right in its decision to sell the stock in Q2 2019. On a year-to-date basis, Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) stock has fallen by 14.4%.
In Q2 2019 investor letter, Maran Capital Management said the fund posted a return of 2.8% in the second quarter of 2019, underperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P 500 Index which returned 4.3% in the same period. Let’s take a look at comments made by Maran Capital Management about Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) stock in the Q2 2019 investor letter.
“Biglari Holdings (BH) is extremely cheap (recent price: $96/sh, liquidation value: $300+/sh), yet has no catalyst as the management team doesn’t seem interested in narrowing the gap to intrinsic value in the short term (though the chairman did buy a reasonable amount of stock personally late in Q2). I sold half of our position during late 1Q/early 2Q, and given the decline in the shares since then, it has now become a small position.
Despite being cheap and unlevered, it did not meet all of my risk management criteria for averaging down, and thus I did not add to the position over time. While BH was a mistake and has detracted from results, the pain was not compounded.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) stock decreased by about 9% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with Biglari’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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