Miller Value Partners is Bullish on Apollo Global Management (APO) Stock

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Miller Value Partners recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. In the third quarter, the Miller Income Strategy fund returned 7.89% versus 4.71% for the ICE BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield Index. You should check out Miller Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the said letter, Miller Value Partners highlighted a few stocks and Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) is one of them. Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) is a global alternative investment manager firm. Year-to-date, Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) stock lost 19.5% and on November 2nd it had a closing price of $38.42. Here is what Miller Value Partners said:

“Apollo Global Management (APO) dropped 9.5% over the period. The company reported Q2 distributable earnings of $0.46, just below consensus of $0.48, and the quarterly dividend of $0.49/share (4.7% annualized yield). Pretax fee-related earnings of $259M ($0.59/share) topped estimates of $242M ($0.55/share) driven by higher advisory and transaction fees while management fees of $401.8M were in-line. Assets under management (AUM) of $413.6Bn rose 31% sequentially with fee-earnings AUM growth of 36% to $329.8Bn driven by insurance transactions and $16Bn of gross inflows. Permanent capital of $246Bn represents 60% of total assets under management.”

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In August, we published an article revealing Miller Value Partners bullish investment thesis on Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) stock in its Q2 2020 investor letter. This suggests that the investment firm has been bullish for a long time on Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO).

In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) stock decreased by about 15% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in Apollo Global Management’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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