Miller Value Partners is Betting on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) Stock

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Opportunity Equity Fund posted a return of 13.01% for the quarter (net of fees), outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 8.93% in the same quarter. You should check out Miller Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the said letter, Miller Value Partners highlighted a few stocks and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) is one of them. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) is a pharmaceutical company. Year-to-date, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) stock lost 11.0% and on October 30th it had a closing price of $8.72. Here is what Miller Value Partners said:

“Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) declined 26.9% during the quarter as the market continues to be concerned on opioid liabilities as well as price fixing lawsuits. The company report 2Q results with total revenue of $3.87B below consensus of $4.024B, but reiterated 2020 company guidance of $16.6-17B (consensus of $17.041B). The company reported 2Q Adjusted EBITDA of $1.108B versus $1.099B expected and reiterated 2020 Adjusted EBITDA of $4.5-4.9B ($4.637B consensus) and adjusted EPS of $2.30-2.55 ($2.53 consensus) and Free Cash Flow of $1.8-2.2B. The company was hit after the US Department of Justice alleged in a lawsuit that TEVA provided illegal copays from 2006-2015 on a drug to treat MS. The allegation is $300mm of false claims which TEVA would be liable for 3x that in potential damages if they were to lose in court.”

In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) stock increased by about 7% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Teva’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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