Palm Valley Capital Management, an investment management firm, published its second quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A quarterly portfolio return of 1.16% was recorded by the fund for the second quarter of 2021, trailing the S&P SmallCap 600 and Morningstar Small Cap Index that delivered a 4.50%, and 4.23% returns respectively for the same period. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have an idea about their top bets for 2021.
In the Q2 2021 investor letter of Palm Valley Capital Management, the fund mentioned Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (NYSE: OR), and discussed its stance on the firm. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd is a Montreal, Canada-based precious metal royalty company, that currently has a $2.2 billion market capitalization. OR delivered a 5.28% return since the beginning of the year, extending its 12-month revenues to 26.30%. The stock closed at $13.35 per share on July 09, 2021.
Here is what Palm Valley Capital Management has to say about Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd in its Q2 2021 investor letter:
“The top contributors to the Fund’s second quarter returns (includes) Osisko Gold Royalties (ticker: OR). Osisko’s partner mines are performing well, and the stock has benefited from several positive developments since the end of last year, including: the spinoff of the Cariboo development project into an independent publicly-traded company, Agnico Eagle/Yamana’s decision to proceed with underground development of Canadian Malartic (Osisko’s largest royalty), and a significant rebound in diamond prices, which brings Osisko’s Renard stream nearer to long-term viability.”
Based on our calculations, Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (NYSE: OR) was not able to clinch a spot in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. OR delivered a 10.15% return in the past 3 months.
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