Top 10 Stock Picks of Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital

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In this article, we reviewed Fang Zheng’s investment philosophy and portfolio management strategies. We also examined the top 10 stock picks of Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital. You can skip our comprehensive list and detailed analysis and jump directly to the Top 5 Stock Picks of Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital.

Hong Kong-based Keywise Capital Management‘s founder Fang Zheng strives to generate robust returns through long/short and long-only strategies using a fundamental, bottom-up approach. Zheng has worked as a portfolio manager at JP Morgan Emerging Market Equity Group and as the co-founder of Neo Liberty Management.

The most notable stock holdings in Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital portfolio include Li Auto Inc. (NASDAQ:LI), ACM Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACMR), JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) and Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS).

Our Methodology

For this article, we analyzed Keywise Capital’s 13F stock portfolio as of the second quarter.

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With this context in mind, let’s now discuss the top 10 stock picks of Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital.

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Top 10 Stock Picks of Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital

10. Li Auto Inc. (NASDAQ:LI)

Keywise Capital’s Stake Value: $0.28 million

Percentage of Keywise Capital’s 13F Portfolio: 0.06%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 20

China-based Li Auto Inc. (NASDAQ:LI), the manufacturer of smart electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs), has been a member of Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital over the last several months. Shares of Li Auto Inc. (NASDAQ:LI) rebounded more than 63% in the last six months after experiencing volatility earlier this year. Li Auto Inc. (NASDAQ:LI) is one of the top stocks to buy and hold amid its aggressive operational growth potential. Its flagship SUV Li ONE deliveries jacked up by 107% to 7,649 units in October while order intake surpassed 14,500 units in the month.

Of the 873 hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Li Auto Inc. (NASDAQ:LI) was in 20 portfolios as of June. Elite funds like Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Philippe Laffont’s Coatue Management were among the leading shareholders in the company.

9. ACM Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACMR)

Keywise Capital’s Stake Value: $0.39 million

Percentage of Keywise Capital’s 13F Portfolio: 0.09%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 32

Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital included ACM Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACMR) among its top 10 stock picks in the June quarter. The firm’s strategy paid off as shares of ACM Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACMR) surged 37% in the last six months alone. Despite recent gains, shares of ACM Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACMR) have more upside potential ahead amid its multi-product strategy. Its flagship cleaning tools, along with an increased contribution from both electrochemical planting (ECP) and advanced packaging products, helped it in posting record revenues in the third quarter.

Hedge funds enthusiasm also increased in ACM Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACMR) lately. It was in 32 hedge funds’ portfolios as of June. Ryan Thall’s Panview Capital was among the leading stakeholders in the company.

8. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS)

Keywise Capital’s Stake Value: $1.3 million

Percentage of Keywise Capital’s 13F Portfolio: 0.32%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 7

Despite selling 96% of stake in JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) during the second quarter, Fang Zheng’s hedge fund held $1.3 million worth of stake in the photovoltaic products seller at the end of June, making it the eighth largest stock holding. Shares of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) are up more than 250% in the last two years.

Elite funds like Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and D E Shaw are among the leading stakeholders in the company. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios as of June.

7. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU)

Keywise Capital’s Stake Value: $28.8 million

Percentage of Keywise Capital’s 13F Portfolio: 7.07%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 59

Chinese internet search services provider Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has been experiencing the negative impact of tightening regulations. However, Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) bought $2.5 billion of its outstanding stock since 2020, which is an indication of strong cash generation potential as well as attractive valuations.

Popular hedge funds like Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management and Richard S. Pzena’s Pzena Investment Management are among the leading stakeholders in the company. Of the 873 elite funds tracked by Insider Monkey, 59 were bullish about Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) as of June.

6. Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS)

Keywise Capital’s Stake Value: $34.6 million

Percentage of Keywise Capital’s 13F Portfolio: 8.49%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 36

Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital saw a dip in Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) stock price as a buying opportunity amid its growth potential. The leading Chinese online discount retailer for brands posted 22% year over year revenue growth in the June quarter while active users and total GMV grew 32% and 25% year over year. Its strong free cash flow generation potential along with a healthy balance sheet is likely to help in sustaining double-digit revenue growth momentum in the quarters ahead.

Aubrey Capital Management is the leading stakeholder in the company with shares worth $66.6 million. The number of long hedge funds’ positions was at 36 as of June, according to data tracked by Insider Monkey.

Like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM), Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), and Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) is one of the top stock picks of Fang Zheng’s Keywise Capital.

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