First Eagle Investment Management recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The First Eagle Global Fund A Shares posted a return of 14.73% for the second quarter (without sales charge), underperforming its benchmark, the MSCI World Index which returned 19.36% 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 the stock market crash.
In the said letter, First Eagle highlighted a few stocks and Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:GOLD) is one of them. Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:GOLD) is a leading mining company that produces gold and copper. Year-to-date, Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:GOLD) stock gained 64.4% and on August 4th it had a closing price of $29.75. Here is what First Eagle said:
"Barrick Gold has continued to execute through the challenges posed by the pandemic, with strong production results and low costs driving improved free cash flow reported for first quarter 2020. Barrick has drawn on previous management experience with Ebola outbreaks in Africa to formulate a plan to promote the safety of its employees and communities in the face of Covid19. The company has maintained its annual production guidance for 2020 with only a slight downward adjustment, due to a lease dispute with the government of Papua New Guinea. We believe the company’s prudent management team and strong and diversified asset base position it well to manage through the current trying environment."
Last month, we published an article revealing that Massif Capital is bullish on Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:GOLD) stock. The investment management firm highlighted that the price of gold increased significantly.
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:GOLD) stock increased by about 6% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Barrick Gold's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:GOLD) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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