MYR Group (MYRG), Entrusted with Third Avenue Management’s Largest Stake

Third Avenue Management, a disciplined, value-oriented asset manager and investment fund, published its ‘Small-Cap Value Fund’ third-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of 11.41% was recorded by the fund for the 3rd Quarter of 2020, below its Russell 2000 Value benchmark that returned 18.91%. You can view the fund’s top 10 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Third Avenue Management in their Small-Cap Value Fund’s Q3 2020 Investor Letter said that they’ve put the biggest slice of the assets under their management in MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) and so they continue to have big positive hopes for the company. MYR Group Inc. is a construction engineering company that currently has a $1 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, MYR Group Inc. delivered a huge 41.47% return and settled at $63.01 per share at the closing of January 15th.

Here is what Third Avenue Management has to say about MYR Group Inc. in their Investor Letter:

“The largest position in the Fund at quarter-end was MYR Group (“MYR”). MYR is an electrical contractor providing services to electric utilities and other corporate entities. It is a nationwide leader in transmission and distribution services and would benefit not only from long-overdue upgrades to the electrical grid infrastructure but also from the growing demand for renewable energy. Renewable energy needs to be connected to the electric grid and MYR plays a pivotal role in making it happen.”


Last December 2020, we published an article telling that MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolio. Its all time high statistics is 17. MYR Group Inc. delivered a 97.15% return in the past 12 months.

As of September 2020, Third Avenue Management had a 303K share position in MYRG that amounted to $11 million. This made Third Avenue Management as the top hedge fund that holds most of MYRG’s stake, followed by Royce and Associates with $9 million worth of MYRG shares and AQR Capital Management with $4 million. However, our calculations showed that MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) does not belong to the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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