Baron Growth Fund recently published its fourth-quarter commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Baron Growth Fund returned 21.1% (institutional shares). In comparison, the benchmark S&P 500 Index was up 12.15%, while the Russell 2000 Growth Index was up 29.61%. You should check out Baron Growth Fund’s 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 Vail Resorts Inc (NYSE:MTN) is one of them. Vail Resorts Inc (NYSE:MTN) is a mountain resort company. In the last three months, Vail Resorts Inc (NYSE:MTN) stock gained 12.2% and on March 15th it had a closing price of $309.54. Here is what the fund said:
“Vail Resorts, Inc., a global operator of ski resorts, contributed to performance. Season pass sales grew 20% despite the pandemic. Robust renewal rates demonstrated the loyalty of Vail’s pass base, while strong first-time pass sales have the potential to accelerate future growth. We expect Vail to grow recurring revenue given its strong renewal rates, which, combined with a robust balance sheet, should position the company for continued growth in the years ahead.”
In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Vail Resorts Inc (NYSE:MTN) stock decreased by about 19% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in MTN’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Vail Resorts Inc (NYSE:MTN) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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