Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.’s (TSM) stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by a wide margin over the past year Taiwan Semi has risen by approximately 63% during this period, an impressive gain when compared to the S&P 500’s increase of around 27%.
Broadcom Inc. (AVGO) has had an active 2019 with the shares surging by over 24%, keeping pace with the S&P 500, which has gained by over 25%. The stock is currently sitting near its all-time highs and could be heading higher as it continues to transform away from being a solely low margin semiconductor business into one with higher-margin software applications.
Etsy Inc. (ETSY) has risen by just over 19.3% in 2019, slightly ahead of the S&P 500’s gain of 17.8%. But the stock fell sharply in the second quarter, after reporting better than expected earnings on weaker than forecast revenue. It appears that the pullback in the equity was used as an opportunity by hedge funds to pick up the stock.
Coca Cola Co. (KO) seems like a strange stock to be hot among hedge fund investors. However, that is exactly what Coke was during the second quarter. The stock has risen by more than 16% in 2019 and is keeping pace with the S&P 500, which has increased by about 16.5%.
Zillow Group Inc. (Z) will report results on August 7. Analysts are forecasting Zillow to have seen significant revenue growth during its second quarter. Currently, revenue estimates are for $586 million, 80% greater than the same period a year ago. The significant increase in revenue isn’t expected to translate into earnings growth, with the company forecasted to lose $0.22 in the second quarter.