Should You Consider Investing in Nuvera Communications (NUVR)?

Alluvial Capital Management, an investment management firm, published its second-quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of 7.0% was delivered by the fund for the Q2 of 2021. Returns for the quarter, year-to-date, and since inception periods comfortably exceed all relevant benchmarks. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

In the Q2 2021 investor letter of Alluvial Capital Management, the fund mentioned Nuvera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: NUVR) and discussed its stance on the firm. Nuvera Communications, Inc. is a New Ulm, Minnesota-based communication solutions provider with a $114.6 million market capitalization. NUVR delivered a 13.99% return since the beginning of the year, while its 12-month returns are up by 26.51%. The stock closed at $23.00 per share on September 10, 2021.

Here is what Alluvial Capital Management has to say about Nuvera Communications, Inc. in its Q2 2021 investor letter:

“The ever-cautious  Nuvera Communications hiked its dividend by 7.7%. The company’s cash balance is unusually high, and trading volume is unusually high as well. Could somebody be anticipating a move by the company, or some serious federal cash heading Nuvera’s way?

Based on our calculations, Nuvera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: NUVR) was not able to clinch a spot in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. Nuvera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: NUVR) delivered a -8.52% return in the past 3 months.

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