Tao Value recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 7.08% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) which returned 8.41% in the same quarter. You should check out Tao Value’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.
In the said letter, Tao Value highlighted a few stocks and Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) is one of them. Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) is a biotechnology company. Year-to-date, Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) stock lost 9.7% and on October 27th it had a closing price of $60.01. Here is what Tao Value said:
“On the detracting side, our largest detractor is Gilead Sciences (ticker: GILD), which dragged 104 bps. Gilead reported a lackluster Q2, falling short of earning estimate by relatively large margin. It however it raised its full year revenue and earning guidance, possibly due to incremental Remdesivir revenue in 2nd half year. Gilead also announced a big acquisition of Immunomedics for $21 billion. Through this acquisition, Gilead will add Immunomedics’ crown asset Trodelvy to its oncology pipeline and expect it could be significantly accretive to earnings since 2023. The share price decline might be due to COVID19 themed traders seek exit after a good run. I didn’t see changes to our original thesis.”
Last month, we published an article revealing that biotech stocks are poised for massive future growth.
In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) stock decreased by about 11% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in Gilead’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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