RiverPark Advisors, LLC recently published its Q3 2020 RiverPark Large Growth Fund commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the third quarter of 2020, the RiverPark Large Growth Fund returned 10.84% (institutional shares), compared to the total return of 8.93% by the S&P 500 Index. You should check out RiverPark’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.
In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, RiverPark highlighted a few stocks and Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) is one of them. Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a technology company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. Year-to-date, Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock gained 72% and on December 8th it had a closing price of $3,177.29. Here is what RiverPark said:
“Amazon: AMZN shares were a top contributor as the company again announced impressive quarterly results. Driven by the effects of the pandemic, AMZN’s year-over-year revenue growth accelerated to 40% in the second quarter, up from 26% growth for the first quarter. North American retail sales grew 43% to $55 billion, International retail sales grew 38% to $23 billion, Amazon Web Services revenue grew 29% in 2Q to $11 billion, and Amazon’s Other category, mostly driven by ad sales, grew 41% to $4 billion. With the continued acceleration in ecommerce and cloud computing adoption, management forecasted continued robust revenue growth for its third quarter, implying upwards of 33% year-over-year growth.
For the trailing twelve months, Amazon’s free cash flow grew 27% to $32 billion or $62 per share (up from $47 in the first quarter). We believe that Amazon’s revenue can grow from its TTM $322 billion to more than $800 billion annually, with free cash flow exceeding $150 per share by the end of 2025.”
In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock decreased by about 1% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in Amazon’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) is ranked #1 among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 216% since the end of 2014 and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 121 percentage points. We know it sounds unbelievable. You have been dismissing our articles about top hedge fund stocks mostly because you were fed biased information by other media outlets about hedge funds’ poor performance. You could have doubled the size of your nest egg by investing in the top hedge fund stocks instead of dumb S&P 500 ETFs. Below you can watch our video about the top 5 hedge fund stocks right now. All of these stocks had positive returns in 2020.
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