ClearBridge Investments, an investment management firm, published its “Mid Cap Growth Strategy” first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the first quarter, the ClearBridge Mid Cap Growth Strategy outperformed the benchmark Russell Midcap Growth Index. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.
ClearBridge Investments, in its Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned Bumble Inc. (NASDAQ: BMBL), and shared their insights on the company. Bumble Inc. is a Austin, Texas-based social media company that currently has an $8.8 billion market capitalization. Since the past month, BMBL delivered a -13.64% return. As of June 02, 2021, the stock closed at $48.11 per share.
Here is what ClearBridge Investments has to say about Bumble Inc. in its Q1 2021 investor letter:
“We also participated in two IPOs during the quarter (including) Bumble, which runs a popular social media dating app. Bumble is a women-first dating app founded in 2014 and is the second-highest grossing dating app globally. The company will benefit from a near doubling of industry spend in the next five years plus company-specific initiatives in international expansion, improved app payer conversion and higher average revenue per user premium tier upgrades.”
Our calculations show that Bumble Inc. (NASDAQ: BMBL) does not belong in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the first quarter of 2021, Bumble Inc. was in 29 hedge fund portfolios. BMBL delivered a -19.33% return in the past 3 months.
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