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Is Heico Corp (HEI) Stock a Buy For 2021?

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Alex Smith
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Wasatch Small Cap Value Fund recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 29.9% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Value Index which returned 33.4% 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, Wasatch highlighted a few stocks and Heico Corp (NYSE:HEI) is one of them. Heico Corp (NYSE:HEI) is an aerospace and electronics company. In the last three months, Heico Corp (NYSE:HEI) stock gained 0.1% and on February 22nd it had a closing price of $129.59. Here is what Wasatch said:

"Shares of longtime holding HEICO Corp. (HEI), a provider of aircraft replacement parts, lost more than onethird of their value in a little over a month due to the broader concerns about the aviation industry. We recognized HEICO as a high-quality, wellmanaged business that we thought would be less affected by Covid-related developments due to its presence in the aerospace and defense industries. We held onto the position, allowing the Fund to benefit as the stock ultimately surpassed its precrisis highs in mid-November."

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Our calculations showed that Heico Corp (NYSE:HEI) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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