Baron Discovery Fund recently published its first-quarter commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the first quarter of 2021, the Baron Discovery Fund returned 7.5% (institutional shares). This was 2.59% higher than the Russell 2000 Growth Index, the Fund’s primary benchmark index. You should check out Baron Discovery Fund’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.
In the Q1 2021 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Kinsale Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ:KNSL) is one of them. Kinsale Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ:KNSL) is an insurance company. In the last three months, Kinsale Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ:KNSL) stock lost 20% and on May 14th it had a closing price of $161.53. Here is what the fund said:
“Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. detracted from performance despite reporting continued strong earnings growth. Earnings were strong and premium growth of 34% was ahead of expectations, but it decelerated from the prior quarter against a tougher comparison. The stock meaningfully increased last year, which may have led to some profit taking this quarter. We continue to own Kinsale because we believe the company has a long runway for growth in an attractive segment of the insurance market.”
In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Kinsale Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ:KNSL) stock increased by about 14% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in KNSL’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Kinsale Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ:KNSL) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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