First Eagle is Betting on Comcast Corp (CMCSA) Stock

Alex Smith

First Eagle Investment Management recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The First Eagle Global Fund A Shares posted a return of 5.64% for the third quarter (without sales charge), underperforming its benchmark, the MSCI World Index which returned 7.93% in the same quarter. You should check out First Eagle's top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the said letter, First Eagle highlighted a few stocks and Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is one of them. Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is a telecommunications company. Year-to-date, Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) stock lost 5% and on October 28th it had a closing price of $41.97. Here is what First Eagle said:

"Media and telecommunications company Comcast hit an all-time high in early 2020, only to sell off with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and its anticipated impact on the company’s NBCUniversal entertainment unit. Comcast’s stock price has since recovered, driven in part by ongoing strength in the company’s broadband business. Late in the quarter, activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management announced that it had acquired a stake in Comcast, believing it to be undervalued; however, any actions Trian seeks to employ to unlock value may be complicated by the fact the more than one-third of Comcast’s voting rights are held by the company’s founding family."

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In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) stock decreased by about 4% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't believe in Comcast's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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