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 Xpel Inc. (NASDAQ:XPEL) is one of them. Xpel Inc. (NASDAQ:XPEL) develops and manufactures automotive protection products. In the last three months, Xpel Inc. (NASDAQ:XPEL) stock gained 22.6% and on February 24th it had a closing price of $46.40. Here is what Wasatch said:
“XPEL, Inc. (XPEL) was a top contributor to performance during the quarter. The company offers automotive paint and surface-protection films, automotive and architectural window films and ceramic coatings. XPEL has benefited as consumers of luxury vehicles and dealers adopted products previously sold primarily to automotive enthusiasts. Net income increased 46.5% in the company’s most recent quarter on 29.5% revenue growth compared to the same quarter a year ago. Pent-up demand for new cars following coronavirus-related lockdowns earlier in the year also appeared to have contributed to the company’s positive results.”
In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Xpel Inc. (NASDAQ:XPEL) stock increased by about 200% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Xpel’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Xpel Inc. (NASDAQ:XPEL) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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