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Why Paypal Holdings (PYPL) Deserves a Place in Your Portfolio

Brown Advisory recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Flexible Equity Fund posted a return of 25.16% for the quarter, outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 20.53% 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 Paypal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) is one of them. Paypal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) engages in the development of technology platform for digital payments. Year-to-date, Paypal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) stock gained 63.9% and on July 21st it had a closing price of $175.58. Here is what Brown Advisory said:

“PayPal reported strong revenue growth trends and net new active users as evidenced by consumers shifting purchases to ecommerce during this “stay at home” period.”

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Earlier this week, we published an article revealing that Polen Capital Management believes Paypal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) is relatively cheap at the moment.

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Paypal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL)  stock decreased by about 6% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with Paypal’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Paypal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL)  is ranked #11 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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