What to Do with Alaska Air (ALK) Stock?

Saturna Capital Corporation is the investment management company of Sextant Mutual Funds. Sextant Mutual Funds recently released Q1 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Sextant Growth Fund posted a return of -15.13% for the quarter, outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned -19.60% in the same quarter. You should check out Sextant Mutual Fund’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, Sextant highlighted a few stocks and Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) is one of them. Alaska Air Group is an airline holding company. Year-to-date, Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) stock lost 45.1% and on June 18th it had a closing price of $37.45. Here is what Sextant said:

“We have exited the two worst performers of the quarter – Alaska Air and Ally Financial. While we believe both are top companies in their respective industries, the macro environment will be difficult through the remainder of the year.”

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) stock decreased by about 31% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with ALK’s downside potential. Our calculations showed that Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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