Should You Invest in Liberty Broadband Corp. (LBRDA)?

Weitz Investment Management, an investment management firm, published its “Hickory Fund” fourth quarter 2020 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of 18.15% was recorded by the fund in the fourth quarter of 2020, slightly below its Russell Midcap benchmark that delivered a 19.91% return. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Weitz Investment Management, in their Q4 2020 investor letter, mentioned Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ: LBRDA) and emphasized their views on the company. Liberty Broadband Corporation is an Englewood, Colorado-based communications business that currently has a $29.7 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, LBRDA delivered a -6.63% return, while its 12-month gains are still up by 37.51%. As of March 30, 2021, the stock closed at $147.14 per share.

Here is what Weitz Investment Management has to say about Liberty Broadband Corporation in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

“Liberty Broadband, the Fund’s largest holding and top calendar-year contributor, delivered excellent results. The pandemic almost certainly pulled forward Liberty Broadband’s future growth, but it also demonstrated the indispensability and value delivered by their investment in Charter Communications’ broadband connectivity service, which we believe will allow Charter to continue winning market share.”

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Our calculations show that Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ: LBRDA) 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, Liberty Broadband Corporation was in 26 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 25 funds in the third quarter. LBRDA delivered a -6.87% return in the past 3 months.