Rhizome Partners, an investment management firm, published its first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of 11.5% was recorded by the fund, outperforming the S&P 500 Index that delivered a +6.2% return and the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REIT Total Return Index that was up by 8.3% for the same period. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.
Rhizome Partners, in its Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (NYSE: DD), and shared their insights on the company. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. is a Wilmington, Delaware-based chemicals company that currently has a $44.5 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, DD delivered an 18.59% return, extending its 12-month gains to 72.56%. As of May 18, 2021, the stock closed at $85.11 per share.
Here is what Rhizome Partners has to say about DuPont de Nemours, Inc. in its Q1 2021 investor letter:
“We have written extensively about the anticipated DuPont’s Reverse Morris Trust merger with International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) in January of 2021. During the quarter, DuPont shares traded up significantly in anticipation of the deal. We tendered about 40% of our DuPont shares for IFF and received about half of the allocation due to pro-ration. Investors are finally starting to appreciate DuPont’s effort to cut costs, streamline operations, and spin off companies into pure-play companies that trade at higher multiples. We are still getting used to the higher multiples that investors will pay for larger market cap and pure play companies such as DuPont.”
Our calculations show that DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (NYSE: DD) does not belong in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, DuPont de Nemours, Inc. was in 60 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 61 funds in the third quarter. DD delivered a 20.70% return in the past 3 months.
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