Vulcan Value Partners recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Large Cap Composite fund posted a return of 24.5% for the second quarter (net of fees), outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 20.5% in the same quarter. You should check out Vulcan Value Partners' 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, Vulcan Value Partners' highlighted a few stocks and Timken Co (NYSE:TKR) is one of them. Timken Co (NYSE:TKR) is a manufacturer of bearings and related components and assemblies. Year-to-date, Timken Co (NYSE:TKR) stock lost 2.3% and on August 28th it had a closing price of $55.02. Here is what Vulcan Value Partners' said:
"Timken Co. is a manufacturer of engineered bearings used in rotating motion equipment and related power transmission products. Its products are mission critical, have a high cost of failure, and only a relatively small cost to the customer. The company was spun out of Timken Steel in 2014, and since that time, the business has improved through higher growth, higher margins, better positioning within end markets, and improved free cash flow. Its scale along with its engineering abilities and technical expertise create high barriers to entry for competitors. Timken’s management team has significant ownership of the company, solid management incentives aligned with shareholder interests, and are intelligent capital allocators. We have owned Timken in the past, and it was a successful investment for us."
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Timken Co (NYSE:TKR) stock decreased by about 25% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't seem to agree with Timken's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Timken Co (NYSE:TKR) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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