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Is It Too Late to Buy Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) Stock?

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Polen Capital Management recently released its Q1 2021 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. During the first quarter of 2021, the Polen Global Emerging Markets Growth Composite Portfolio returned 0.17% gross of fees, while the MSCI Emerging Markets Index was up 2.29%. You should check out Polen Capital’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the Q1 2021 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is one of them. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is an e-commerce company. In the last three months, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) stock lost 7%. Here is what the fund said:

"Alibaba also detracted from performance as the company continues to remain under regulatory scrutiny from both the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation on antitrust concerns and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on ADR listing requirements. Despite the regulatory overhang, we believe that Alibaba’s competitive positioning and growth outlook remains intact, even if the company must pay fines or modify some business practices. We viewed the current valuation at <20x next twelve month’s earnings as a compelling opportunity to add to our position. Alibaba is the second largest position in the Portfolio."

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), sign on a building, logo, share, stock, New York, offering

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In May, we published an article revealing that Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) was one of the top 10 stock picks of Barry Ritholtz and Josh Brown.

In Q4 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) stock decreased by about 6% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't believe in BABA's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is ranked #9 among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 231.2% between 2015 and 2020, and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 126 percentage points. We know it sounds unbelievable. You have been dismissing our articles about top hedge fund stocks mostly because you were fed biased information by other media outlets about hedge funds' poor performance. You could have doubled the size of your nest egg by investing in the top hedge fund stocks instead of dumb S&P 500 ETFs. Here you can watch our video about the top 5 hedge fund stocks right now. All of these stocks had positive returns in 2020.

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