Artisan Partners, an investment management company, released its “Artisan Mid Cap Fund” third quarter 2022 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. In the third quarter, its Investor Class fund ARTMX returned -2.43%, Advisor Class fund APDMX posted a return of -2.42%, and Institutional Class fund APHMX returned -2.41%, compared to a return of -0.65% for the Russell Midcap Growth Index. Sector allocation dragged the fund’s relative performance in the quarter. In addition, please check the fund’s top five holdings to know its best picks in 2022.
In the third-quarter letter, Artisan Partners discussed stocks like Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP). Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) is an e-commerce platform. On November 11, 2022, Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) stock closed at $39.44 per share. One-month return of Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) was 40.07% and its shares lost 76.19% of their value over the last 52 weeks. Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) has a market capitalization of $50.171 billion.
Artisan Partners made the following comment about Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) in its Q3 2022 investor letter:
“Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) is a leading e-commerce platform supporting over 2 million merchants with software, online storefronts and payments technology. Like Uber, Shopify returned to mid-cap territory during Q2 as the company’s profit cycle and share price have faced significant pressure. Earlier this year, the company began a phase of investments to support a range of future growth drivers, including Shopify Plus for larger brands, logistics services, international expansion, point-of-sale payments and social media-based commerce. With high inflation putting pressure on consumer spending, and with e-commerce activity normalizing after a massive pandemic spike, Shopify’s earnings have fallen sharply. While we have outstanding questions about the likelihood of success for the company’s capital-intensive logistics investments, we decided to take advantage of the stock’s >75% YTD decline and initiate a GardenSM position at a deep discount to our PMV estimate. Our thesis is predicated on our belief there is still a long runway for commerce to move online, and Shopify is well-positioned to win share of this market. The company has created an ecosystem of products (payment processing, financing, shipping, customer engagement tools, etc.), partners (TikTok, Google, Meta), sales channels and over 6,000 apps to help its merchants sell online and establish direct relationships with customers.”
Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) is not on our list of 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As per our database, 60 hedge fund portfolios held Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) at the end of the second quarter which was 72 in the previous quarter.
We discussed Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) in another article and shared the 11 best growth stocks to buy for the next 5 years. In addition, please check out our hedge fund investor letters Q3 2022 page for more investor letters from hedge funds and other leading investors.
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