Wasatch Micro Cap Value Fund recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 26.1% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the Russell Microcap Index which returned 31.4% in the same quarter. You should check out Wasatch’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.
In the Q4 2020 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Systemax Inc (NYSE:SYX) is one of them. Systemax Inc (NYSE:SYX) is a direct marketer of brand name and private label industrial and business equipment and supplies. In the last three months, Systemax Inc (NYSE:SYX) stock gained 17.8% and on April 1st it had a closing price of $42.27. Here is what the fund said:
“Another significant contributor was Systemax, Inc. (SYX), an extremely well-managed company that offers industrial equipment, material-handling services, technology products and accessories. The company’s marketing and distribution platform includes e-commerce websites, catalogs, social media and direct-sales representatives. Well before the start of 2020, Systemax had invested heavily to improve its offerings—and we believe that investment has been paying off with increased revenues and profits. Moreover, the stock has benefited from optimism surrounding vaccinations. While we still hold Systemax, we recently trimmed our position at levels much higher than our initial purchase price.”
In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Systemax Inc (NYSE:SYX) stock increased by about 36% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in SYX’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Systemax Inc (NYSE:SYX) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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