June 4, 2018
Opportunity Equity Update for Week Ended 6/1/18
Intrexon Climbs Above the 200-day Moving Average While Discovery Drops Below the 200-day Moving Average
Last week, the Opportunity Equity strategy lost 0.15%, underperforming the S&P 500’s 0.54% rise (Exhibit 1). The strategy ended the week up 5.67% YTD, or 253 basis points ahead of the S&P 500.
Exhibit 1: Preliminary Performance of Opportunity Equity Strategy Versus S&P 500, Through 6/1/181
|Time Period||Opportunity Equity||S&P 500|
|Last Week (5/25 -6/1)||-0.15%||0.54%|
|Inception (annualized since 6/26/00)||7.32%||5.63%|
Source: Bloomberg, Miller Value Partners
Intrexon Corp. (XON) crossed above the 200-day moving average. Pandora Media Inc. (P) announced the completion of its acquisition of AdsWizz, the global leader in digital audio advertising technology. MKM Partners raised their price target for Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) to $1,840, up from $1,750, upside of 12%. There was minimal news on Platform Specialty Products Corp. (PAH) and Wayfair Inc. (W).
Exhibit 2: Significant Contributors to Performance, 5/25/18 – 6/1/18
|Platform Specialty Product Corp.||Equity||6.6%|
|Pandora Media Inc.||Equity||6.3%|
Source: Miller Value Partners
Discovery Inc. (DISCA) fell below the 200-day moving average. Over the weekend Comcast announced it had removed certain channels from its most basic multichannel video tier, leading to Discovery trading down but most analysts view the move as overdone. There was minimal news on the other top detractors..
Exhibit 3: Significant Detractors from Performance, 5/25/18 – 6/1/18
|JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Warrants||Derivative||-3.4%|
|OneMain Holdings Inc.||Equity||-2.8%|
|United Continental Holdings||Equity||-3.4%|
Source: Miller Value Partners
1The performance figures reflect the results of a representative account net of management fee and certain other expenses. For important additional information about Opportunity Equity performance, please click on the Opportunity Equity Composite Performance Disclosure. The performance returns shown in this report are preliminary and are subject to revision. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Significant Contributors and Significant Detractors are the Strategy holdings that had the greatest effect on Strategy performance for the week. Holdings that have been in the Strategy since the end of the most recent calendar quarter are identified by name. For information on how Contributor/Detractor data were calculated and a list showing the contribution to the Strategy’s weekly performance of each investment held at such quarter end, contact us.
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