Should Value Investors Buy Berry Global Group (BERY) Stock?

Rhizome Partners recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 2.9% for the third quarter (net of fees), underperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 8.9% in the same quarter. You should check out Rhizome Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the said letter, Rhizome Partners highlighted a few stocks and Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY) is one of them. Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY) manufactures plastic products and containers. Year-to-date, Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY) stock gained 14% and on November 13th it had a closing price of $54.12. Here is what Rhizome Partners said:

“Berry Global’s operating performance continues to validate the saying that “plastic packaging companies are bonds masquerading as equity.” Berry experienced a 2% organic volume increase during Q2. In addition, the company has paid down several hundred millions of debt during 2020. These counter‐cyclical results and behavior are reasons why plastic packaging is a favorite of private equity acquisitions.”

This isn’t the first time Rhizome Partners talked about Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY) favorably either. The investment firm has been a long time Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY) bull. In April 2020, we shared Rhizome Partners’ bullish Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY) thesis in this article.

In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY) stock increased by about 18% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Berry’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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