Should You Invest in Chart Industries Inc. (GTLS)?

Carillon Tower Advisers, an investment management firm, published its fourth quarter 2020 “Carillon Eagle Small Cap Growth Fund” investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. In the letter, the fund talked about their best and worst securities, together with their outlook for this year from an investment perspective. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Carillon Eagle Small Cap Growth Fund, in their Q4 2020 investor letter, mentioned Chart Industries, Inc. (NYSE: GTLS) and emphasized their views on the company. Chart Industries, Inc. is a Ball Ground, Georgia-based manufacturing company that currently has a $4.8 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, GTLS delivered a 11.71% return, impressively extending its 12-month gains to 346.49%. As of March 24, 2021, the stock closed at $131.58 per share.

Here is what Carillon Eagle Small Cap Growth Fund has to say about Chart Industries, Inc. in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

“Chart Industries manufactures equipment used primarily in the production and storage of industrial gases. The firm appears poised to benefit from a number of worldwide environmental, social, and governance (ESG) trends that are firmly in motion. Most notably, its considerable exposure to the potential adoption of hydrogen as a clean energy source and the corresponding widespread buildout necessary to achieve that has resonated with investors. Additionally, Chart is pursuing opportunities within water treatment, which could also prove to be a catalyst for potential growth, albeit to a lesser extent.”

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Our calculations show that Chart Industries, Inc. (NYSE: GTLS) 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, Chart Industries, Inc. was in 26 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 20 funds in the third quarter. GTLS delivered an 8.70% return in the past 3 months.