First Eagle Investment Management recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The First Eagle Global Fund A Shares posted a return of 14.73% for the second quarter (without sales charge), underperforming its benchmark, the MSCI World Index which returned 19.36% in the same quarter. You should check out First Eagle’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, First Eagle highlighted a few stocks and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is one of them. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is a financial services company. Year-to-date, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) stock lost 55.0% and on August 4th it had a closing price of $24.22. Here is what First Eagle said:
“Wells Fargo and many other US banks struggled in the second quarter, weighed down by a combination of very low interest rates and an uncertain loan-loss environment as the economic disruption from Covid-19 continued to play out. Wells was particularly battered given widespread expectations that it would be forced to cut its dividend as a result of the Federal Reserve’s recently instituted cap on dividend payouts. While the path forward for Wells and other banks remains unclear, we are comfortable with the capital held by Wells Fargo and its likely ability to withstand very adverse scenarios.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) stock decreased by about 4% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with Wells Fargo’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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