Is Focus Financial Partners (FOCS) A Good Stock To Buy Now?

Wasatch Core Growth Fund recently released its Q2 2021 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 8.6% for the quarter, outperforming its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index which returned 4.3% in the same quarter. You should check out Wasatch’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q2 2021 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) is one of them. Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) provides wealth management services. In the last three months, Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) stock lost 4%. Here is what the fund said:

“Focus Financial provides holistic wealthmanagement services. The company offers financial planning, asset allocation, asset management and tax preparation. What we like most about Focus Financial is that the company is taking ownership stakes in independent, ultra-high-networth investment advisory firms around the world. This is attractive for the advisory firms because they: (1) get to continue operating with significant independence; (2) gain access to an expanded menu of top-notch products and services for clients; (3) get to maintain their legacy as a highquality firm; and (4) receive immediate cash in exchange for giving up some ownership. Focus Financial has seen extremely strong revenues and earnings because it has the infrastructure to rapidly grow the investment advisory firms that were started by talented entrepreneurs. Of all businesses, advisory firms achieve some of the best economies of scale due to the fact that fixed costs pale in comparison to asset-based revenues.”

In Q1 2021, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) stock increased by about 156% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in FOCS’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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