Brown Advisory recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Equity Income Fund posted a return of 18.29% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 20.55% in the same quarter. You should check out Brown Advisory’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, Brown Advisory highlighted a few stocks and Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) is one of them. Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) is a medical device company. Year-to-date, Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) stock lost 1.6% and on July 16th it had a closing price of $265.05. Here is what Brown Advisory said:
“Medical products supplier Becton, Dickinson & Co. issued a mandatory convertible preferred security during the quarter. We acquired a small position after finding the features of the newly issued security attractive, particularly the 6% annual coupon.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) stock increased by about 12% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with BDX’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 185% since the end of 2014 and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 109 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.
Video: Top 5 Stocks Among Hedge Funds
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