Is Pennant Group (PNTG) Stock a Buy For 2021?

Wasatch Micro Cap Fund recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 31.3% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the Russell Microcap Index which returned 31.4% 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 Q4 2020 Investor Letter, Wasatch highlighted a few stocks and Pennant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PNTG) is one of them. Pennant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PNTG) is a home health care services company. In the last three months, Pennant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PNTG) stock gained 10.4% and on February 24th it had a closing price of $57.25. Here is what Wasatch said:

“Pennant operates a network of approximately 75 home-health and hospice agencies, and 54 senior-living communities, located mostly in the western U.S. The company has a unique business model that encourages its field leadership to operate Pennant’s facilities more efficiently. Management has executed well, using strategic acquisitions to boost growth and profitability. A better-than-expected earnings report and positive forward guidance helped lift the company’s stock price during the fourth quarter.”

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In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Pennant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PNTG) stock increased by about 50% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Pennant’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Pennant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PNTG) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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