Longleaf Partners Fund, a Memphis-based fund under Southeastern Asset Management, recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 22.75% for the quarter, outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 12.15% in the same quarter. You should check out Longleaf Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.
In the Q4 2020 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Carrier Global Corp (NYSE:CARR) is one of them. Carrier Global Corp (NYSE:CARR) is a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company. In the last three months, Carrier Global Corp (NYSE:CARR) stock gained 5.9% and on March 25th it had a closing price of $40.35. Here is what the fund said:
“Carrier (101%, 3.25%; –, –), the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and security company, was also a top performer for the year. We received shares at the end of March with Carrier’s spinoff from our long-time United Technologies holding, and bought more in April as it traded at less than half of our appraisal and a 7x trailing P/E against similar competitors that were trading at 13-17x. After the business rebounded faster than expected, we exited the position in July.”
In Q4 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Carrier Global Corp (NYSE:CARR) stock increased by about 6% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Carrier’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Carrier Global Corp (NYSE:CARR) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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