Is Qurate Retail (QRTEA) Stock a Buy For 2021?

Alex Smith
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Silver Ring Value Partners recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 26.6% for the last 12 months (net), outperforming its benchmark, the Russell 3000 Index which returned 20.9% in the same period. You should check out Silver Ring Value Partners' top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q4 2020 Investor Letter, Silver Ring Value Partners' highlighted a few stocks and Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) is one of them. Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) provides e-commerce services. In the last three months, Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) stock gained 62.3% and on January 19th it had a closing price of $11.72. Here is what Silver Ring Value Partners' said:

"Business Vision in 5 Years: The company continues to benefit from the trend towards shopping from home. This allows the business to gain new cohorts of loyal repeat buyers. As traditional retailers struggle to fully recover from the dual pressures of growth in e-commerce and the COVID pandemic, Qurate benefits by offering a combination of shopping and entertainment to a growing universe of consumers. This leads to the company growing sales and profits not just in 2020/2021 but over the long-term.

What Can Prevent It From Getting There:

• The boost in demand from the COVID lockdowns proves transient, and the company resumes its prior sales declines

• Other companies, such as Amazon, are finally able to replicate some of what Qurate offers to its loyal shoppers, causing an accelerating erosion among that cohort

• Merchandizing mistakes that cause the company to lose relevance with its consumers."

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In December 2020, we published an article revealing that Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) was one of the 15 best e-commerce stocks to buy now.

In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) stock decreased by about 5% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't believe in QRTEA's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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