Brown Advisory recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Large-Cap Sustainable Growth Fund posted a return of 29.62% for the quarter, outperforming its benchmark, the Russell 1000 Growth Index which returned 27.84% in the same quarter. You should check out Brown Advisory’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, Brown Advisory highlighted a few stocks and Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN) is one of them. Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN) is a software company. Year-to-date, Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN) stock lost 18.0% and on July 22nd it had a closing price of $97.59. Here is what Brown Advisory said:
“Aspen Technologies started the year with tremendous fundamental momentum, but was soon hit with the double setbacks of declining oil demand and customers managing plants with social distancing. Combined with the known timing of contract renewals, the company quite reasonably lowered its guidance for the full year. We have no worries about competitive positioning, but have been trimming the position size these past two quarters due to the weak macroeconomic factors that are likely to persist and are beyond the company’s control.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN) stock decreased by about 46% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Aspen’s downside potential. Our calculations showed that Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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