Should You Be Tempted To ‘Sell’ Raytheon Technologies (RTX) Stock

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 Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:RTX) is one of them. Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:RTX) is an aircraft manufacturing company. In the last three months, Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:RTX) stock gained 8.1% and on March 31st it had a closing price of $77.27. Here is what the fund said:

“Raytheon Technologies (-32%, -1.95%; –, –), the commercial aerospace business that spun out of United Technologies, detracted for the year. We exited the name in the second quarter after it was spun out from UTX, as we believed that the aerospace business was changed for the worse and we already had a superior business in that industry at GE (which went onto be a stronger subsequent performer in the second half of the year). The now more important defense business was not one we were as comfortable with for multiple reasons – especially given social concerns around the missile business and some of its key customers. Additionally, we felt the solid management team did not have enough ways to go on offense.”

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Earlier this month, we published an article revealing that Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:RTX) was one of the 10 best industrial dividend stocks for 2021.

In Q4 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:RTX) stock increased by about 7% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in RTX’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:RTX) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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