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Bill Miller is Betting on Gannett Co (GCI) Stock

Alex Smith
·3 min read

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. In the second quarter, the Miller Income Strategy fund returned 21.7% versus 9.6% for the unmanaged benchmark. You should check out Miller Value Partners' 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, Miller Value highlighted a few stocks and Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) is one of them. Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) is a media and marketing solutions company. Year-to-date, Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) stock lost 71.9% and on August 13th it had a closing price of $1.74. Miller Value cared to mention Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) in its investor letter, though they didn't say why they really like the stock. All they said is this:

"Gannett (GCI) declined -39.5% during the time the Fund held the name, though Gannett reported Q1 results that were better than feared. Revenue of $948.7M and EBITDA of $99.1M both topped estimates of $945.5M and $97.5M, respectively. Management maintained both guidance of $100M-$125M in real estate sales and $300M in annual synergy savings by the end of 2021."

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In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) stock decreased by about 41% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't seem to agree with Gannett's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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