Prescott Group’s Favorite Consumer Stocks for Q3; Direct Selling Companies among Top Picks

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Prescott Group Capital Management, LLC, an Oklahoma-based asset management firm founded in 1992, predominantly invests in small- and mid-capitalization publicly traded companies. The investment firm, run by Phil Frohlich, mainly focuses on the fundamental analysis of each company under review and its potential for success in light of its current financial condition, industry position, as well as economic and market conditions.

Rather than using the traditional 2-and-20 payment structure used in the hedge fund industry, Prescott Group Capital Management charges clients an annual asset-based administrative service allocation equal to 1% of the invested capital, as well as a performance-based profit allocation equal to 20% of investors’ returns in excess of the hypothetical return that would have been realized in an investment in a comparable index. This may serve as a benchmark payment structure for the entire hedge fund industry for the foreseeable future, especially considering the recent underperformance of the industry. As consumer stocks have weathered the recent market volatility better than broader market benchmarks this year, Insider Monkey decided to compile a list of five consumer stocks favored by the Oklahoma-based asset manager.

At Insider Monkey, we track around 770 hedge funds and institutional investors. Through extensive backtests, we have determined that imitating some of the stocks that these investors are collectively bullish on can help retail investors generate double digits of alpha per year. The key is to focus on the small-cap picks of these funds, which are usually less followed by the broader market and allow for larger price inefficiencies (see more details).

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#5. Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN)

– Number of shares owned by Prescott as of June 30: 88,822

– Aggregate value of Prescott’s holding as of June 30: $4.10 Million

Prescott Group Capital Management held its position in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) unchanged during the second quarter of 2016 at 88,822 shares. The stake was worth $4.10 million at the end of the quarter and accounted for roughly 1.0% of the firm’s entire portfolio. The shares of the homebuilder are flat so far in 2016, thanks to a 6% gain in the value of Lennar shares in the past month. Just recently, Lennar Corporation has released its financial results for the fiscal second quarter of 2016, ended May 31, showing that revenues increased to $2.45 billion from $2.12 billion posted a year ago. The increase was mainly driven by a 12% increase in the number of home deliveries and a 4% increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. In late June, analysts at Raymond James upgraded Lennar to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Market Perform’ and established a $53 price target, saying that the company’s 10% increase in new orders to 7,962 homes came in ahead of expectations. Ricky Sandler’s Eminence Capital acquired a new stake of 3.03 million shares of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) during the March quarter.

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