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Spotify Technology (SPOT) Stock Might Be Expensive, Stay Cautious

Forager Funds recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The International Fund’s 23.3% gain for the quarter took it to a 13.7% positive return for the full financial year, some 10.6% ahead of its benchmark. You should check out Forager’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash.

In the said letter, Forager highlighted a few stocks and Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) is one of them. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) is a digital music-streaming service. Year-to-date, Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) stock gained 68.4% and on August 10th it had a closing price of $248.99. Here is what Forager said:

“The Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) share price has increased more than 60% since mid-May, adding more than US$15bn to its market capitalisation. The rally started after the company announced a multi-year exclusive licencing deal with Joe Rogan, one of the most popular podcast interviewers in the world. Since then, Spotify has announced additional exclusive contracts with Kim Kardashian and Barack Obama.

While that may seem like a lot of value to attribute to a couple of celebrity podcasts, it’s further evidence that Spotify is building a moat around its business. Prior to these investments, Spotify announced that 19% of users listened to podcasts in the first quarter of 2020, up from just 5% of users two quarters prior. That’s an additional 20 million people that started listening to podcasts on Spotify in a six month period.

The stock is becoming more popular than Kim Kardashian herself.”

Last month, we published an article revealing that Rowan Street Capital is bullish about Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) stock. The investment firm has deep conviction in the company and its management.

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) stock increased by about 5% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Spotify’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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