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Top 10 Stock Picks of Steve Zheng’s Deepcurrents Investment Group

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  • FDX
  • BKNG
  • EEFT
  • GM
  • JBLU
  • CNMD
  • EXPE

In this article, we are going to take a look at the Top 10 Stock Picks of Steve Zheng's Deepcurrents Investment Group. If you want to skip our detailed analysis of Zheng’s history, investment philosophy, and hedge fund performance, you can proceed straight to Top 5 Stock Picks of Steve Zheng's Deepcurrents Investment Group.

With a vibrant career in the finance industry and an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve Zheng founded Deepcurrents Investment Group in 2017 and currently serves as its Chief Investment Officer. He previously held the position of the portfolio manager at Verition Fund Management LLC, based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Zheng has also served at Deutsche Bank AG as a senior trader, managing volatility arbitrage portfolio, US capital structure arbitrage, and convertibles. Mr. Zheng received his double bachelor's degree with Honors in Mechanical Engineering and International Trade from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.

Based in New York, Deepcurrents Investment Group is a relative value asset management firm that views the investment world through the lens of volatility. Their main investments are in Healthcare, Services, and Technology sectors.

Among Zheng's and Deepcurrents' most notable positions are companies like Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Jetblue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU), and CONMED Corporation (NYSE: CNMD).

Our Methodology

Here's a look at the top 10 stock picks of Steve Zheng's Deepcurrents Capital Management, according to Deepcurrents' portfolio for the third quarter. In addition, we are going to take a look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the companies that Steve Zheng is bullish on.

Top 10 Stock Picks of Steve Zheng's Deepcurrents Investment Group

10. FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX)

Deepcurrents Investment Group's Stake Value: $3.91 million

Percentage of Deepcurrents Investment Group's 13F portfolio: 0.11%

Total Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 61

Ranking 10th on Steve Zheng's list of top stocks is FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), a transportation company that deals in e-commerce and related business services worldwide.

According to Q3 2021 data, Deepcurrents Investment Group holds 17,848 shares in the company worth $3.91 million, representing 0.11% of the fund's overall holdings.

On October 6, research firm Cowen kept an 'Outperform' rating on FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) stock, lowering the price target to $283 from $297. The firm's analyst Helane Becker noted that the company would continue on an upward trajectory as e-commerce demand continues to surge.

For the third quarter of 2021, FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) posted an EPS of $3.47, beating estimates by $0.23. Revenue for the quarter stood at $22.00 billion, beating analysts' forecasts by $105.20 million.

By the end of June, 61 out of 873 hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey reported owning stakes in FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), with a combined value of $2.17 billion. This is a slight change from the Q1 2021 where 63 hedge funds held positions worth $2.26 billion in the company.

Just like Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Jetblue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) and CONMED Corporation (NYSE: CNMD), Fedex Corp (NYSE: FDX) remains an exciting stock pick for investors.

9. Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG)

Deepcurrents Investment Group's Stake Value: $3.99 million

Percentage of Deepcurrents Investment Group's 13F portfolio: 0.11%

Total Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 100

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is a provider of online travel and accommodation services which operates through several brands: Booking.com, Rentalcars.com, KAYAK, and OpenTable, among others.

According to data for Q2 2021, 100 hedge funds out of 873 tracked by Insider Monkey reported holding positions worth $6.94 billion in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), in comparison to $6.81 billion worth of positions being held by 103 hedge funds in the previous quarter.

In Q3 2021, the company posted an EPS of $37.70, beating estimates by $4.67.

On November 10, research firm Argus upgraded its rating from 'Hold' to 'Buy' on Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) stock, setting the price target at $3,060. The firm's analyst John Staszak cited the company's focus on Europe, given its relatively high vaccination rates, as a boost to sales in the region.

8. Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT)

Deepcurrents Investment Group's Stake Value: $5.62 million

Percentage of Deepcurrents Investment Group's 13F portfolio: 0.16%

Total Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 40

Up next we have Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), which deals in providing electronic payment and transaction processing solutions to various businesses, merchants, retailers, and individual consumers.

On October 22, research firm Truist kept a 'Buy' rating on the company's shares, lowering the price target to $185 from $225. These ratings were provided by the company's analyst Andrew Jeffrey.

For the third quarter of 2021, Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) posted an EPS of $1.77, beating estimates by $0.35. The company posted revenue of $816.60 million for the quarter, beating analysts' forecasts by $33.13 million.

As of the second quarter of 2021, 40 hedge funds out of 873 tracked by Insider Monkey reported owning stakes in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT). The combined value of these stakes stood at $368 million.

7. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)

Deepcurrents Investment Group's Stake Value: $6.22 million

Percentage of Deepcurrents Investment Group's 13F portfolio: 0.18%

Total Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 86

Ranking 7th on Steve Zheng's list of top stocks is General Motors Company (NYSE: GM). The company is a leading automobile manufacturer based in the United States. Steve Zheng's Deepcurrents Investment Group holds 118,000 shares in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) worth $6.22 million, which represents 0.18% of the fund's overall portfolio.

Out of 873 hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey, 86 reported holding positions in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) in the second quarter of 2021. The combined value of these holdings stood at $7.41 billion, compared to the same number of hedge funds holding $8.06 billion in the first quarter.

In Q3 2021, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reported an EPS of $1.52, beating estimates by $0.55.

On November 11, research firm Morgan Stanley kept an 'Overweight' rating on General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) stock, lowering the price target from $80 to $78.

6. Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE)

Deepcurrents Investment Group's Stake Value: $6.88 million

Percentage of Deepcurrents Investment Group's 13F portfolio: 0.2%

Total Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 87

Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) is an online travel company that deals in the provision of travel products and services and operates through its segments: Retail, B2B, and Trivago.

On November 5, Piper Sandler kept its 'Neutral' rating on the company's stock, raising the price target to $197 from $168. The firm's analyst Thomas Champion noted that despite the deadly Delta variant outbreak, the company posted solid Q3 results as the travel industry started gaining traction again.

As of Q2 2021, 87 hedge funds out of the 873 tracked by Insider Monkey held positions worth $5.92 billion in Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), showing a change from the previous quarter where $6.15 billion worth of positions were held by 86 hedge funds.

In addition to Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: BKNG), Jetblue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) and CONMED Corporation (NYSE: CNMD), Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) is one of the top stocks to invest in.

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