Is Zendesk (ZEN) Stock a Buy For 2021?

Wasatch Ultra Growth Fund recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 23.2% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the Russell 2,000 Growth Index which returned 29.6% 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 Zendesk Inc. (NYSE:ZEN) is one of them. Zendesk Inc. (NYSE:ZEN) operates as a software company. In the last three months, Zendesk Inc. (NYSE:ZEN) stock gained 11.4% and on February 26th it had a closing price of $146.14. Here is what Wasatch said:

“Zendesk, Inc. (ZEN) was also a top contributor. The company provides business software using the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Zendesk has experienced strong demand throughout the Covid19 pandemic from customers in e-commerce, as well as from other businesses with employees working from home. Additionally, demand from clients in the travel and hospitality industries has picked up as global economies have begun to reopen. Adjusted earnings per share rose 42% in the company’s most recent quarter on revenue growth of 24% compared to the same quarter a year ago. An improved sales outlook from Zendesk’s management also helped lift the stock.”

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In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Zendesk Inc. (NYSE:ZEN) stock decreased by about 6% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in Zendesk’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Zendesk Inc. (NYSE:ZEN) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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