Here’s What Makes Tesla (TSLA) a Great Investment Choice

Fiduciary Management, an investment management firm, published its “Small-Cap Equity” first quarter 2022 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. The FMI Small Cap portfolios declined approximately 4.4% (gross)/4.5% (NET) in the March quarter compared to a 7.53% drop in the Russell 2000 Index, and a 2.40% loss in the Russell 2000 Value Index. Areas where the portfolio had little exposure, such as Energy Minerals & Utilities, accounted for the performance difference between the Small Cap strategy and the Russell 2000 Value. Compared to the Russell 2000, sectors that helped performance included Commercial Services, Health Technology, and Technology Services.  Try to spend some time taking a look at the fund’s top 5 holdings to be informed about their best picks for 2022.

In its Q1 2022 investor letter, Fiduciary Management Small Cap Equity mentioned Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) and explained its insights for the company. Founded in 2003, Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)  is an Austin, Texas-based automotive electric vehicle and clean energy company with a $1.0 trillion market capitalization. Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)  delivered a (YTD)% return since the beginning of the year, while its 12-month returns are up by (12Month)%. The stock closed at $985.00 per share on April 14, 2022.

Here is what Fiduciary Management Small Cap Equity has to say about Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) in its Q1 2022 investor letter:

“Remarkably, the Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000 indices are up 6.25% and 3.90% through 3/31/22, respectively, since the war started. Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) went up 57% from its low on February 24 ($700) to the close on March 29th ($1099), which equates to an advance of $413 billion. To put that in perspective, the 24-trading day gain in Tesla was greater than the entire market value of Walmart, Inc.! Tesla trades for 120 times estimated 2022 GAAP2 earnings, compared to Walmart’s (NYSE:WMT) 21.8 multiple (1/2023 fiscal year).”

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Our calculations show that Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) ranks 26th on our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) was in 91 hedge fund portfolios at the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to 60 funds in the previous quarter. Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) delivered a 19.62% return in the past 3 months. You can find other investor letters from hedge funds and prominent investors on our hedge fund investor letters 2022 Q1 page.

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