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Should Investors Buy the Dip in Avalara (AVLR) Stock?

Alex Smith
·3 mins read

Tao Value recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 36.45% for the quarter, outperforming its benchmark, the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) which returned 18.81% in the same quarter. You should check out Tao Value's 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, Tao Value highlighted a few stocks and Avalara Inc. (NYSE:AVLR) is one of them. Avalara Inc. (NYSE:AVLR) is a software company. Year-to-date, Avalara Inc. (NYSE:AVLR) stock gained 76.7% and on July 29th it had a closing price of $130.19. Here is what Tao Value said:

"We have built a position in Avalara, a sales tax and compliance software company in early stages of a secular growth runway. The COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that the future of commerce will be a closely integrated on-line & off-line experience. I see the business tax & compliance as a lagging & underaddressed function within the value chain, for which Avalara is positioned well to capture."

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In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Avalara Inc. (NYSE:AVLR) stock decreased by about 28% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't believe in Avalara's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Avalara Inc. (NYSE:AVLR) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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