Do You Think Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) is an Economically Sensitive Stock?

Mawer Investment Management, an investment management firm, released its fourth-quarter 2022 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. The equity funds of the firm delivered positive returns in the fourth quarter. Its International Equity Fund returned 12.6% compared to a 12.7% return for the International Equity Benchmark, U.S. Equity Fund returned 8.7% compared to a 6.1% return for the S&P 500 Index (TR), U.S. Mid Cap Equity Fund returned 7.0% compared to a 7.7% return for the Russell Midcap Index (TR), Global Equity Fund returned 8.6% compared to an 8.2% return for the Global Equity Benchmark, and Global Small Cap Fund returned 11.1% compared to an 8.9% return for the Global Small Cap Benchmark. In addition, you can check the top 5 holdings of the fund to know its best picks in 2022.

Mawer Investment Management highlighted stocks like Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) in the fourth quarter investor letter. Headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Denmark, Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) is a healthcare company. On January 12, 2023, Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) stock closed at $133.62 per share. One-month return of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) was -0.04%, and its shares gained 34.21% of their value over the last 52 weeks. Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) has a market capitalization of $300.677 billion.

Mawer Investment Management made the following comment about Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) in its fourth quarter 2022 investor letter:

“Reflecting the broad nature of the market’s advance during the quarter, the vast majority of portfolio holdings delivered positive returns. Some of the stronger performers across our equity funds were those that could be classified as more economically sensitive in nature, bolstered by the market’s hope that central banks may not need to be as aggressive as feared in tightening monetary policy with the latest inflation prints having shown signs of moderation. This included companies such as footwear and apparel brand Nike, coffee machine manufacturer De’Longhi, and industrial equipment dealer Finning International. Other standout performers included health care giant Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) and specialty insurer Trisura Group, with both companies reporting strong results.”


Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) is not on our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. Per our database, 40 hedge fund portfolios held Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) at the end of the third quarter, and 32 in the previous quarter.

We discussed Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) in another article and shared the biggest Nordic companies. In addition, please check out our hedge fund investor letters Q4 2022 page for more investor letters from hedge funds and other leading investors.


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