Baron Opportunity Fund recently published its second-quarter commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the second quarter of 2021, the Baron Opportunity Fund returned 10.14% (institutional shares). In comparison, the benchmark S&P 500 Index was up 8.55%, while the Russell 3000 Growth Index was up 11.38%. You should check out Baron’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.
In the Q2 2021 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Opendoor Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:OPEN) is one of them. Opendoor Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:OPEN) is an online company for transacting in residential real estate. In the last three months, Opendoor Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:OPEN) stock gained 12%. Here is what the fund said:
“Opendoor Technologies Inc. operates a digital platform for home purchases and sales on which buyers can tour homes, make offers, and secure financing, and sellers can receive next-day cash offers with flexible close dates. Shares were down in the quarter given rising mortgage rates and the potential knock-on effects to the housing environment. Despite investor concerns, the housing market remains robust. As the iBuying industry leader disrupting an enormous and highly inefficient industry, we believe Opendoor will grow regardless of the housing market environment.”
In Q1 2021, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Opendoor Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:OPEN) stock increased by about 18% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in OPEN’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Opendoor Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:OPEN) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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