If You Own Nike (NKE) Stock, Should You Sell It Now?

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 Global Growth Model Portfolio returned 20.58% gross of fees, while the MSCI All Country World Index was up 19.22%. 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 Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) is one of them. Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) is a footwear manufacturing company. Year-to-date, Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) stock lost 5.0% and on July 17th it had a closing price of $96.28. Here is what Polen Capital said:

“The adjustments to Nike and adidas were a function of COVID-19 spread mitigation policy impacts and price. We believe both companies possess multiple competitive advantages working in concert that should allow them to emerge even stronger relative to competitors once humanity normalizes. However, the fact remains that the majority of their brick-and-mortar stores globally were closed. We applaud the business’s capital allocation to create true omnichannel capabilities in recent years, but these efforts likely will not be enough to offset the lack of business from other areas impacted by the coronavirus. We remain confident in both companies longer term, but we are mindful of the challenges of operating in the current retail environment and believe our position weightings reflect this awareness.”

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In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) stock decreased by about 1% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Nike’s downside potential. Our calculations showed that Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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