Is It Too Late to Buy Bausch Health Companies (BHC) Stock?

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q1 2021 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Miller Opportunity Trust posted solid gains, with Class I up 16.67%, outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 6.17% in the same quarter. You should check out Miller Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the Q1 2021 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE:BHC) is one of them. Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE:BHC) is a pharmaceutical company. In the last three months, Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE:BHC) stock lost 1%. Here is what the fund said:

“Bausch Health Companies (BHC) climbed 55% during the period. Glenview (6% owner) sent a letter to the company in early February arguing the company has not acted to unlock shareholder value and urging the company to sell its eye care business. Shortly after, activist investor Carl Icahn disclosing a 7.83% stake in the company. The company responded to the filing saying that they remain committed to splitting the business into two parts, but are open to pursuing all opportunities. The company reported strong 4Q results with better-than-expected 2021 guidance. 4Q revenue came in at $2,213M slightly ahead of consensus of $2,165M and EPS of $1.34 beat consensus of $1.12. The company guided for 2021 revenue of $8.6-8.8B coming in ahead of expectations of $8.55B with EBITDA of $3.4-3.55B ahead of $3.46B estimated. The company announced the transition of Paul Herendeen to an advisory role to be succeeded by Sam Eldessouky, previously senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer. Finally, the company announced the sale of Amoun Pharmaceutical for $740M, which was relatively in line with estimates and should help support debt reduction targets ahead of the planned spin-off of Bausch + Lomb eye care business.”

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Last month, we published an article revealing that Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE:BHC) was one of the top 10 value stocks to invest in according to ValueAct Capital.

In Q4 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE:BHC) stock increased by about 8% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in BHC’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE:BHC) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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