ClearBridge Investments, an investment management firm, published its “Global Infrastructure Income Strategy” first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. On a relative basis, measured against the S&P Global Infrastructure Index, the ClearBridge Global Infrastructure Income Strategy underperformed during the first quarter. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.
In the Q1 2021 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (NYSE:BEP) is one of them. Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (NYSE:BEP) owns and operates renewable power assets. In the last three months, Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (NYSE:BEP) stock lost 4%. Here is what the fund said:
“U.S. renewables utility Brookfield Renewable was another detractor. Brookfield Renewable is a pure-play renewables operator and developer headquartered in Canada and domiciled in the U.S., focused on international hydro, solar, wind and storage technology. As more private and public institutions announce ambitious carbon reduction initiatives, Brookfield Renewable’s globally diversified, multi-technology renewables business makes it an attractive partner. Its development pipeline stands at 18,000 megawatts, providing confidence the company can meet its targeted double-digit cash flow growth through to 2025. Shares moderated amid expectations of rising bond yields, and a cool-off on the green trade.”
In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (NYSE:BEP) stock increased by about 240% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in BEP’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (NYSE:BEP) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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