Polen Capital Management recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. During the second quarter of 2020, the Polen Focus Growth Model Portfolio returned 27.60% gross of fees, while the Russell 1000 Growth Index was up 27.83% and the S&P 500 Index was up 20.54%. You should check out Polen Capital’s 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, Polen Capital highlighted a few stocks and Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) is one of them. Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) is a multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves. Year-to-date, Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock lost 13% and on July 20th it had a closing price of $74.96. Here is what Polen Capital said:
“We trimmed our position in Nike and added to our position in Starbucks. Both companies are experiencing negative short-term impacts on their revenue and earnings from COVID-19 and related retail-store shutdowns. We believe both companies will return to healthy growth, with even stronger competitive advantages, as the economy rebounds. We made this change because of concerns with Nike’s global excess inventory–an issue not present in Starbucks’ business–and due to our thoughts on valuation for the two companies.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock increased by about 3% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Starbucks’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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