First Eagle Investment Management recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The First Eagle Global Fund A Shares posted a return of 14.73% for the second quarter (without sales charge), underperforming its benchmark, the MSCI World Index which returned 19.36% in the same quarter. You should check out First Eagle’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, First Eagle highlighted a few stocks and Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) is one of them. Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) is a gold mining company. Year-to-date, Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) stock gained 61.7% and on August 4th it had a closing price of $70.25. Here is what First Eagle said:
“Given what we view as a high-quality management team and robust balance sheet, Colorado’s Newmont is a prime example of a miner that was prepared to meet the challenges of Covid19. With rigorous protocols already in place, the company has been proactive in managing its mines to protect local communities and infrastructure while at the same time mitigating the pandemic’s impact on its business. In contrast with broad market trends that have companies cutting or suspending dividend payments, Newmont recently increased its quarterly dividend by 79%.”
This isn’t the first time First Eagle talked about Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) favorably either. The investment firm has been a long time Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) bull. In June, we shared First Eagle’s bullish Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) thesis in this article.
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) stock increased by about 26% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Newmont’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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