Bill Miller is Betting on Apollo Global Management (APO) Stock

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. In the second quarter, the Miller Income Strategy fund returned 21.7% versus 9.6% for the unmanaged benchmark. You should check out Miller Value Partners’ 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, Miller Value highlighted a few stocks and Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) is one of them. Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) is an investment management company. Year-to-date, Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) stock gained 1.6% and on August 13th it had a closing price of $48.49. Miller Value cared to mention Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) in its investor letter, though they didn’t say why they really like the stock. All they said is this:

“Apollo Global Management (APO) was the top contributor over the quarter, advancing 50.6% in conjunction with the broad equity market and solid Q1 results. The company reported Q1 distributable earnings of $0.37, below consensus of $0.49 and the dividend of $0.42/share (3.4% annualized yield). Fee-related earnings of $0.52 showed more resiliency driven by ~90% of capital in long-dated funds and perpetual vehicles with less mark-to-market volatility. Fundraising remained robust with $7Bn of inflows over the period, bringing total assets under management to $315.5Bn and permanent capital to $162Bn (51% of total assets under management). Apollo deployed $5.1Bn in capital in Q1 while dry powder remained elevated at $41Bn.”

In May, we published an article revealing that RiverPark Advisors is bullish on Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) stock. The investment firm believes that APO is a smart long-term buy.

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) stock increased by about 17% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Apollo Global Management’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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