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Hyatt Hotels (H)’s Stellar Q1 Performance Booked a Spot in Baron Fund’s Top Contributors List

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Baron Funds, an asset management firm, published its “Baron Partners Fund” first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A decline of 0.38% was delivered by the fund’s institutional shares for the Q1 of 2021, while the Index declined 0.57% for the same period. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Baron Partners Fund, in its Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), and shared their insights on the company. Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a Chicago, Illinois-based hotel company that currently has a $7.7 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, Hyatt Hotels delivered a 3.12% return, extending its 12-month gains to 64.00%. As of May 12, 2021, the stock closed at $75.34 per share.

Here is what Baron Partners Fund has to say about Hyatt Hotels Corporation in its Q1 2021 investor letter:

"Shares of global hotelier Hyatt Hotels Corp. rose in the quarter on an increase in business transient and group spending in China. This sequential improvement combined with better margins driven by enhanced operational efficiencies helped boost the share price. We think these welcome developments will strengthen Hyatt’s balance sheet over the next year as EBITDA improves and cash flow is used to pay down debt taken on during the pandemic."

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Our calculations show that Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) does not belong in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Hyatt Hotels Corporation was in 27 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 26 funds in the third quarter. Hyatt Hotels delivered a 3.58% return in the past 3 months.

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