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7 Best Stocks Under $20 According to Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global

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In this article, we take a look at the 7 best stocks under $20 according to billionaire Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global. If you want to skip our detailed analysis of Andreas Halvorsen's hedge fund performance, early life, and biography, skip ahead to the 3 Best Stocks Under $20 According to Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global.

Viking Global was founded by Norwegian-born Andreas Halvorsen who became a billionaire growing the fund since its inception in 1999. Mr. Halvorsen still manages the fund as of today, with the majority of the funds being allocated in standard individual equities.

Viking Global Investors is a Connecticut-based hedge fund, that specializes in both early-stage companies and mature equities. Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen manages over $32.9 billion in 13F securities through Viking Global.

Ole Andreas Halvorsen was born in Norway in 1961. Mr. Halvorsen attended Williams College, where he was a member of the ski team, and graduated in 1986 with a degree in economics. He went on to receive his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1990.

Among billionaire Andreas Halvorsen's top stock picks that are under $20, the most notable ones are Edgewise Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWTX) and Pharvaris N.V. (NASDAQ:PHVS). The billionaire's top five holdings include Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), and General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

7 Best Stocks Under $20 According to Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global
7 Best Stocks Under $20 According to Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global

Andreas Halvorsen of Viking Global

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With this context in mind, here is our list of the 7 best stocks under $20 according to billionaire Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global. These were ranked according to the investment portfolio of Viking Global at the end of the second quarter of 2021. We picked these stocks from the Q2 portfolio of the billionaire's fund.

Best Stocks Under $20 According to Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global

7. Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GRCL)

Stake Value of Viking Global: $17,294,000

Share Price: $13.45

Percentage of Viking Global's 13F Portfolio: 0.05

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 9

Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GRCL) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that primarily discovers and develops cell therapies for the treatment of cancer in the People’s Republic of China. It also has a portfolio of early-stage product candidates targeting various cancer indications, such as ovarian cancer and breast cancer. Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GRCL) was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Suzhou, China.

Towards the end of the second quarter of 2021, Piper Sandler analyst Joseph Catanzaro reiterated an Overweight rating on Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GRCL) with a $40 price target on the shares. The analyst stated that he sees a "clear line of sight for value creation" at Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GRCL).

As of the second quarter of 2021, billionaire Andreas Halvorsen owns over 1.33 million shares in Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GRCL). The total stake the billionaire has in the company is worth roughly $17.3 million.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), and General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) make up the top five holdings of Mr. Halvorsen's Viking Global. But, if you are looking for stocks under $20, Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GRCL) is a stock to invest in according to billionaire Andreas Halvorsen.

6. Orion Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:OHPA)

Stake Value of Viking Global: $35,686,000

Share Price: $9.74

Percentage of Viking Global's 13F Portfolio: o.1%

Orion Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:OHPA) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses in the healthcare industry.

This March, Orion Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:OHPA) announced that it closed its upsized initial public offering of 41.4 million units at a price of $10.00 per unit. Total gross proceeds from the offering were $414,000,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as book-running manager for the offering.

5. Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:MUDS)

Stake Value of Viking Global: $37,983,000

Share Price: $9.95

Percentage of Viking Global's 13F Portfolio: o.11%

Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:MUDS) does not have significant operations. Rather, it focuses on affecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

As of the second quarter of 2021, Mr. Halvorsen owns more than 3 million shares of Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:MUDS), which come out to a stake value of $37.9 million.

Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:MUDS) makes up 0.11% of Mr. Halvorsen's 13F portfolio.

4. Pharvaris N.V. (NASDAQ:PHVS)

Stake Value of Viking Global: $43,454,000

Share Price: $15.72

Percentage of Viking Global's 13F Portfolio: 0.13%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 8

Pharvaris N.V. (NASDAQ:PHVS) operates as a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for rare diseases. The company has operations in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States. Pharvaris N.V. (NASDAQ:PHVS) was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands

According to the latest 13F filings, billionaire Andreas Halvorsen has stakes of $43.4 million in Pharvaris N.V. (NASDAQ:PHVS). Mr. Halvorsen owns more than 2.39 million shares in the company, which represents 0.13% of his investment portfolio.

At the end of the second quarter of 2021, 8 out of the 873 hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held stakes in Pharvaris N.V. (NASDAQ:PHVS) worth $83.4 million. This is compared to 11 positions in the prior quarter, with stakes amounting to roughly $137 million.

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