Is AGCO Corporation (AGCO) Stock a Buy For 2021?

FPA Capital Fund recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 1.26% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the Russell 2500 Index which returned 5.88% in the same quarter. You should check out FPA Capital Fund’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, FPA Capital Fund highlighted a few stocks and Agco Corp (NYSE:AGCO) is one of them. Agco Corp (NYSE:AGCO) is an agricultural machinery manufacturer. In the last one year, Agco Corp (NYSE:AGCO) stock gained 45% and on January 6th it had a closing price of $109.92. Here is what FPA Capital Fund said:

“AGCO was the Fund’s second best performer during the quarter. The company produces agricultural equipment. This market is cyclical and the last agricultural equipment boom occurred in 2013/2014. The type of equipment they sell is typically replaced on a 7-year cycle, creating a tailwind for the company for 2020/2021. The stock appreciated in the quarter on indications that the agricultural equipment market is improving.”

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Last month, we published an article revealing that Agco Corp (NYSE:AGCO) was one of the top 10 agriculture stocks to buy now. The company posted a strong third-quarter result, with both EPS of $2.09 and revenue of $2.50 billion beating the estimates by $1.09 and $360 million respectively.

In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Agco Corp (NYSE:AGCO) stock increased by about 48% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Agco’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Agco Corp (NYSE:AGCO) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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