Will Verizon (VZ) Win the 5G Race?

If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Mott Capital’s top stock picks. Mott Capital, an investment management firm, is bullish on Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) stock. In its Q4 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) stock. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) is a telecommunications company. The stock is down 8.7% since the Mott Capital’s pitch in January 2020, which suggests the investment firm was wrong in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) stock has fallen by 10.5%.

On January 23, 2020, Mott Capital had released its Q4 2019 Investor Letter. Mott Capital said that Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) stock rose 1.7% in the fourth quarter. The investment firm said that the company could benefit from the deployment of 5G wireless network.

In 2019, the Mott Capital Thematic Growth Composite recorded a return of 35.85% (net of fees) as compared to 31.45% of the S&P 500 Index (total return).

Let’s take a look at comments made by Mott Capital about Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) in the letter.

“Verizon (VZ) rose by 1.7% in the fourth quarter and by 9.2% for the year. Verizon is another company that should benefit as wireless subscribers upgrade their data plans from 4G to 5G. Additionally, the roll-out of 5G and the technology changes that it is likely to usher in will make having wireless data connections in the future more important than today. Again, Verizon appears to be a critical player in 5G and will continue to hold a place in the portfolio.”

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) stock increased by about 5% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Verizon’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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