Summers Value Partners recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of -1.2% in the first nine months of 2020, outperforming its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index which returned -9.6% in the same period. You should check out Summers Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners this year.
In the said letter, Summers Value Partners highlighted a few stocks and Assertio Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:ASRT) is one of them. Assertio Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:ASRT) is a pharmaceutical company. Year-to-date, Assertio Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:ASRT) stock lost 42% and on October 16th it had a closing price of $0.72. Here is what Summers Value Partners said:
“We bought shares of Assertio in the second quarter on the view that the company was poised for improved operating performance after a period of significant corporate change. The stock was inexpensive trading at less than 1x enterprise value to current year sales. We have rarely seen pharmaceutical companies not at risk of bankruptcy trading so cheaply.
In late September, the company was approached by a private company, Currax Pharmaceuticals, which communicated an interest in merging the two companies. Highbridge Capital Management is the owner of Currax Pharmaceuticals and also owns a stake in Assertio. The talks were disclosed in a 13-D filing made by Highbridge in early October. We believe that Assertio shares could be worth $1.25 or better in an acquisition scenario. We have shared our views on the matter with Assertio management and we await further information.”
In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Assertio Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:ASRT) stock increased by about 38% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Assertio’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Assertio Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:ASRT) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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