Vulcan Value Partners, an investment management firm, published its “Large Cap, Small Cap, Focus Composite, Focus Plus Composite, and All Cap Composite” first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. Vulcan’s Large Cap Composite Fund delivered a 7.1% net return for the first quarter of 2021, 20.4% for the Small Cap, 5.5% for both the Focus Composite and Focus Plus Composite Fund, and 8.7% return was delivered by its All Cap Composite Fund for the same period. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.
Vulcan Value Partners, in its Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR), and shared their insights on the company. Coherent, Inc. is a Santa Clara, California-based laser equipment and components manufacturer, that currently has a $6.4 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, COHR delivered a 74.31% return, extending its 12-month gains to 82.93%. As of May 21, 2021, the stock closed at $260.58 per share.
Here is what Vulcan Value Partners has to say about Coherent, Inc. in its Q1 2021 investor letter:
“Coherent Inc. was a material contributor during the quarter. It is one of the world’s leading providers of lasers and laser-based technology. Coherent received a buyout offer very close to our estimate of intrinsic value, so we exited the position.”
Our calculations show that Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR) does not belong in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Coherent, Inc. was in 22 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 29 funds in the third quarter. COHR delivered a 2.97% return in the past 3 months.
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