Is It Too Late to Buy Vontier (VNT) 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 Vontier Corp (NYSE:VNT) is one of them. Vontier Corp (NYSE:VNT) is a global industrial technology company focused on smarter transportation and mobility. In the last three months, Vontier Corp (NYSE:VNT) stock gained 7%. Here is what the fund said:

“We also purchased Vontier, a spin-out from Fortive, which itself was a spinout from Danaher. Danaher’s unique approach to managing its business and acquiring companies created massive value over the years. Fortive pursued the same path. Vontier uses the same business and acquisition systems and offers similar potential. Vontier’s main businesses are gas station software and hardware and auto repair tooling. The market doesn’t value it similarly to the other two companies due to near-term business headwinds from passing a regulatory-led demand surge for its equipment and concerns about electric vehicle disruption. Management has already made some smart investments in the space and we believe it will deploy the same rational capital allocation policy that drove so much value at its predecessors.”

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At the end of December, a total of 36 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on Vontier Corp (NYSE:VNT) stock, a change of 36 from one quarter earlier (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in VNT’s growth potential.  Our calculations showed that Vontier Corp (NYSE:VNT) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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