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Is ADT Inc. (ADT) a Good Stock to Buy in 2021?

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Miller Value Partners, an investment management firm, published its ‘Opportunity Equity’ fourth-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be seen here. A net return of 35.4% was recorded by the fund for the Q4 of 2020, outperforming its S&P 500 benchmark that delivered a 12.15% return. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Miller Value Partners, in their Q4 2020 Investor Letter, said that ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) was one of the detractors for their portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2020. ADT Inc. is a security services company that currently has a $7.7 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, ADT delivered a 23.74% return and settled at $9.33 per share at the closing of February 12th.

Here is what Miller Value Partners has to say about ADT Inc. in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

"ADT Inc. (ADT) declined 3.5% during the quarter. The company reported strong 3Q results, which showed continued net subscriber growth with record customer retention (attrition of 12.9% versus 13.5% last year). The company reported revenue of $1.30B versus consensus of $1.25B with EBITDA of $564M versus $524M expected. The company updated full year guidance to revenue of $5.20-5.35B versus consensus of $5.24B and EBITDA of $2.15-2.225B versus $2.144B expected and free cash flow (FCF) guidance of $650-725M (raising the lower end by $25m from previous guidance). The company has set 2H21 as the time frame to launch their professionally installed and co-branded offering with Google (ahead of mid-2022 guide) and they announced that they are developing an ADT-owned, next-gen, residential technology platform allowing them to use their own proprietary software."

ADT Corp (NYSE:ADT)
ADT Corp (NYSE:ADT)

Last December, we published an article telling that ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) was in 30 hedge fund portfolios, its all time high statistics. ADT delivered a 32.53% return in the past 12 months.

Our calculations show that ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) ranks 4th in our list of the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 216% since the end of 2014 and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 121 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.

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