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If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Mott Capital's top stock picks. Mott Capital, an investment management firm, is bullish on Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) stock. In its Q4 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) stock. Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) is a biopharmaceutical company based in California. The stock is up 32% since the Mott Capital's pitch in January 2020, which suggests the investment firm was right in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) stock has risen by 32.2%.
On January 23, 2020, Mott Capital had released its Q4 2019 Investor Letter. Mott Capital said that Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) stock rose 164% in 2019. The investment firm added that it was the best performing stock in the portfolio.
In 2019, the Mott Capital Thematic Growth Composite recorded a return of 35.85% (net of fees) as compared to 31.45% of the S&P 500 Index (total return).
Let’s take a look at comments made by Mott Capital about Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) in the letter.
"Acadia (ACAD) was the best performing stock in 2019 in the portfolio, rising by more than 164%. The biggest jump happened at the end of the third quarter when the company announced the successful completion of their dementia-related psychosis trial. As a result, the company plans to submit a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to the FDA by the summer of 2020. Given that Pimavanserin has a breakthrough therapy designation, I believe there is an excellent chance the drug receives approval before the end of 2020."
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) stock decreased by about 18% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't seem to agree with Acadia's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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