Is Vital Farms (VITL) a Smart Long-term Buy?

Baron Discovery Fund recently published its third-quarter commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the third quarter of 2020, the Baron Discovery Fund returned 18.83% (institutional shares). This was 11.67% better 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 Q3 2020 Investor Letter, Baron Discovery Fund highlighted a few stocks and Vital Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:VITL) is one of them. Vital Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:VITL) provides agricultural food products. In the last three months, Vital Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:VITL) stock lost 25.9% and on December 1st it had a closing price of $29.95. Here is what Baron Discovery Fund said:

“Vital Farms, Inc., a producer of butter and pasture-raised eggs, outperformed during the quarter following its initial public offering. Investor demand for this IPO was strong given its unique business model and growth opportunity. The company beat its second quarter guidance and raised its full-year outlook. Consumer demand for Vital Farms’ products remains elevated and persistent. We expect Vital Farms to benefit from increased consumer focus on better-for-you goods. We also expect Vital Farms to grow its platform through category expansion and distribution gains in natural and traditional grocery stores.”


Our calculations showed that Vital Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:VITL) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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