What to Do with Owens & Minor (OMI) Stock?

HealthInvest Partners AB is the investment management company of HealthInvest Small & MicroCap Fund. HealthInvest Partners recently released its April month Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. HealthInvest Small & MicroCap Fund rose 9.1% in April, which was broadly in line with its benchmark index. You should check out HealthInvest Partners 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, HealthInvest Partners highlighted a few stocks and Owens & Minor Inc (NYSE:OMI) is one of them. Owens & Minor is an healthcare company. Year-to-date, Owens & Minor Inc (NYSE:OMI) stock gained 36.2% and on June 19th it had a closing price of $7.34. Here is what HealthInvest Partners said:

“HealthInvest Small & MicroCap Fund also significantly increased its holding in Owens & Minor. The company operates one of the largest medical and surgical supply distribution businesses in the United States. We believe Owens & Minor will benefit greatly from increased demand due to COVID-19. Its Halyard division, purchased in 2017 for USD710m, is a provider of medical supplies and solutions for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Its surgical and infection prevention offerings range from sterilization wraps, surgical drapes and gowns, facial protection and protective apparel to medical exam gloves. The shares of Owens & Minor are attractively valued at 4x free cash flow.”

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In Q3 2019, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Owens & Minor Inc (NYSE:OMI) stock increased by about 23% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Owens & Minor’s upside potential. Our calculations showed that Owens & Minor Inc (NYSE:OMI) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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