Baron Asset Fund recently published its third-quarter commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the third quarter of 2020, the Baron Asset Fund returned 8.43% (institutional shares). In comparison, the benchmark S&P 500 Index was up 8.93%, while the Russell Midcap Growth Index was up 9.37%. You should check out Baron Asset Fund’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.
In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, Baron Asset Fund highlighted a few stocks and Teleflex Inc (NYSE:TFX) is one of them. Teleflex Inc (NYSE:TFX) is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. Year-to-date, Teleflex Inc (NYSE:TFX) stock gained 1.7% and on December 7th it had a closing price of $382.86. Here is what Baron Asset Fund said:
“Teleflex Incorporated sells single-use medical devices used in critical care and surgical applications. The stock declined as the resumption in health care procedures using the company’s devices has been slower than investor expectations in the aftermath of the slowdown caused by COVID-19. We continue to believe Teleflex has a solid long-term outlook driven in part by the large market for its UroLift device, used to treat enlarged prostate glands.”
In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Teleflex Inc (NYSE:TFX) stock decreased by about 13% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in Teleflex’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Teleflex Inc (NYSE:TFX) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 216% since the end of 2014 and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 121 percentage points. We know it sounds unbelievable. You have been dismissing our articles about top hedge fund stocks mostly because you were fed biased information by other media outlets about hedge funds’ poor performance. You could have doubled the size of your nest egg by investing in the top hedge fund stocks instead of dumb S&P 500 ETFs. Below you can watch our video about the top 5 hedge fund stocks right now. All of these stocks had positive returns in 2020.
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