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Penderfund Capital is Bullish on Zillow (ZG) Group

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Penderfund Capital Management Ltd, an independent, and value-based mutual fund company, published its fourth-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. In their letter, the fund discussed about how to protect the accumulated gains when a certain security sets new highs and some projections of what might come next for frontier investing. You can view the fund’s top 10 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Penderfund, in their Q4 2020 Investor Letter said that they were able to appreciate the business structure of Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG), and that made them acquire a position in the company. Zillow Group, Inc. is an online real estate marketplace company that currently has a $34.3 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, Zillow delivered a decent 64.33% return and settled at $152.05 per share at the closing of January 22nd.

Here is what Penderfund has to say about Zillow Group, Inc. in their Investor Letter:

"After reviewing the investment case for Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG), we concluded that their prospects had actually improved. We believed that protecting the potential future gains for clients who understood our strategy (including the capital we ourselves had invested alongside our clients in the Funds) was worth the price of volatility.

As we highlighted at the time, we remained bullish on Zillow because our opinion was that this crisis could very well accelerate a technology-driven re-platforming and digitization of the industry that was already gathering momentum. Likewise PAR could benefit from a re-platforming of the restaurant industry as digitization accelerates… and seems well positioned to thrive in a world where the immense value of integrating online ordering, third party delivery apps and digital payments is being highlighted. These companies offered real world solutions to their customers to deal with the immense pressures unleashed by the pandemic.

These secular growers were beneficiaries of the tsunami of digital acceleration which was sweeping across almost every industry. This meant that there were probably going to be far more potential birds in their respective bushes than even our most bullish scenarios had previously envisioned. This thinking also extended to the breakout digital leaders in other large industries."

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Last November 2020, we published an article telling that Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) was in 69 hedge fund portfolios, its all time high statistics. ZG delivered a massive 223.44% return in the past 12 months.

As of September 2020, Penderfund Capital Management had a 77K share position in ZG that amounted to $10.4 million. However, our calculations showed that Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) does not belong to the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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